We have a recurring issue on almost all jobs. The embedded library becomes populated with about ~20 folders (Master_GDL type files). Which in turn imports hundreds of new attributes.
The embedded library in our template is empty. We have a resource file that also has an empty embedded library.
I understand how if someone downloads an object (or acquires another way) and doesn't systematically check, it can contaminate the embedded library. However, in our instances, it's always the same files/folders that are being added to the project's embedded library. If it was one of the occurrences, I would expect each embedded library would be different.
I've worked with a staff member, watched them open a new file, then 20 minutes later the embedded library is as attached in the screenshot. They only added one object and that was from the CI library.
I recognize some of the folders (eg BIMobject Library, A2 Landscape DD.mod).
From what I can tell the HLMs aren't contaminated.
Also when I clear the embedded library, I never seem to come across any missing objects.
I suspect there's something else going on, I just can't figure out.
I have received the below from our distributor's tech support. Curious if anyone else is encountering this issue.
This is a known issue with Archicad which has been present for a long time. Because this issue can be present in a custom template, it will affect any project made from that template as well. Similarly, it can be introduced into files by copying elements from another file. In order to prevent this issue, it is necessary to repair and clean any file prior to copying data from it.