I've found a mystery that so far occurs predictably but only on one ArchiCAD 17-created project. When I place a PDF text block on a layout, it comes in as a 2" x 2" blank square that can't be updated or read. Opening it, I find the note that it was last updated 12/31/69 and can't be read. This is despite the fact that it is a newly-created PDF. If I place a different PDF text block from a different file source on the same layout, it comes in normally. It seems related to the folder that the PDF comes from, but why in the world would it have a 12/31/69 date? The folder was created within the last year. 2 images are attached that show what I'm getting. It doesn't matter if I use Auto or Manual update. I can't get the PDF to show up.
Scott J. Newland, AIA
iMac running OS 11.5
that date is kind of the standard beginning of time date n the IT world on all Unix originated operating systems, including OS X.
It shows, that most probably the PDF is in a format that ArchiCAD could not open. As a result it could not read the correct date neither the content. Do you know the source application where the PDF was saved?
As a quick workaround open the PDF in e.g. Preview and save it again. Place this new PDF in ArchiCAD and let me know the results.
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