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Tracking Down missing building materials



Is there a quick and efficient way to find which beam/object has the missing material rather than trolling through 100's of my objects?



The bit of the code "SS-116" is the Element ID of the placed object.

use find and select,

Element ID

copy the id name out of the error



that will give you the placed object, and the object type

I have been using ArchiCAD continually since ArchiCAD 4.5, 4.5.5, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.5, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, now testing 27
Member of Architalk since 2003, but missed the migration to Graphisoft.
(where have all my original posts gone?)


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What I do is select everything Right of the " | " and left of the " ) "...In your case 276A..............194 , copy this entire string of unique ID

Then under the find & select palette click the drop down arrow next to add & Select "IFC Properties", in the new flyout select the TAG option under Attributes.


Paste your copied ID in there and it should find the desired item to correct the issue(s).

AC24 / AC26 / AC27
David Maudlin



I have seen this error message with Stairs, the "SS" is the default ID for Stair Stringers. Check the Building Materials under Stringer Component Settings (it is possible that the macro "beamProfile_m.gsm" is used for other parts). Sometimes it appears when an unused parameter, like "End Plates", has a "Missing" Building Material.


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