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Libraries & objects
About Archicad and BIMcloud libraries, their management and migration, objects and other library parts, etc.

library part names vs it's unique number

Anonymous
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I may have this backwards.
Just starting to look at gdl stuff and was looking at gs page:

http://www.graphisoft.com/ftp/techsupport/documentation/developer_docs/BasicLibraryDoc/11/LibDevGuid...

Where it says:(at 2.2) "Libraries cannot contain elements with identical names, even if these files have different extensions (e.g., tree.gsm, tree.jpg etc.). Such files have to be renamed"

I thought I had read somewhere on this forum that only the number mattered anymore.
Did I get that wrong, or does this page need updating?
Bier
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Anonymous
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As of AC 12 the GUID is the only thing that maters.
Notice that you are reading a document that is
in reference to AC 11. Do a search because there
has been recent discussion regarding this.
Peter Devlin
Anonymous
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Thanks Peter.
Somehow I got to this page and did not notice the 11 in the url.
As the young ones say around here: my bad.
Did not seem to say anything in the verbiage about it being 11.
I'll try to be more careful next time.
Thanks
ps
Just a little quip about the search functions associated with anything AC.
On top of my other rants regarding schizophrenic help documentation, , is the need to (what I call) googlize the search functions.
It's just so frustrating for me to search using direct words, phases etc from here and from the manual and get a nothing found pop up.
Of course, that's not always the case, but seems to be the preponderance of AC search functionality.
Thanks again for your help.
Anonymous
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Bier Designs,
Please see this thread.
http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=23833

I agree about the search functions here and in AC help.
I believe Karl Ottenstein explained once how to use Google to search
inside a specific site such as this one but I don't have the link
( and I don't want to spend an hour looking for it)
Peter Devlin
Anonymous
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Peter
Don't you mean you don't want to do a hour long AC searching for search?
Ahh, come on be a sport, do my searching for me. (Just kidding.)

Yep, I'm a gonna go do my reading right now:...but first a quote from my brainy IT son, who said: "dad, google does a better job of indexing pages than most sites, so don't use your programs search function, use google!"
So, So appropriate, I see.
Now off to do my homework.
Thanks
Bier
Dennis Lee
Booster
Try using the google reader. I have found it to be useful for the search function on top of the reader function.'
ArchiCAD 25 & 24 USA
Windows 10 x64
Since ArchiCAD 9
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Interesting.

Without using Reader, adding the "site:<sitename>" phrase in any Google search restricts the search to just the listed site.

So, for example:

guid site:graphisoft.com

or

guid site:archicad-talk.graphisoft.com

will search the entire graphisoft site (including ac-talk) for guid in the first case, or just ac-talk in the second.

Cheers,
Karl
One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
Anonymous
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Hello Karl,
You might as well add the method you suggested here
http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=74607&highlight=google#74607
It only took me 20 minutes to find your post
using this sites "Search":D
Thank you,
Peter Devlin
Anonymous
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Thanks Dennis, Karl & Peter.
Now I can read,,,said the blind man.
Bier
vistasp
Advisor
Guys, try searching here:

http://archicadstuff.blogspot.com/

Hope you find it useful.
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