Hi all. I work from home and connect into our office networks using the built-in VPN in MacOS. Everything was working fine using both Archicad 24 and 25 on my 2013 iMac running Catalina.
However, yesterday I swapped over my old iMac for a more powerful 2017 model running Big Sur. Archicad 24 and 25 have been installed and the VPN set up exactly as before, but now there are big problems!
When I use AC24 to connect to my Teamwork projects on BIMcloud I find that some of the libraries, including the main Archicad 24 library, no longer work and I have a file full of missing objects. In the library manager (see attached screenshot) the library appears, but it has no file size and can't be accessed. AC25 is running better, but I have still spotted some smaller libraries missing. Other people working on these projects, also using the same VPN and a mix of operating systems, have no issues and everything works fine. It's just myself that has the problem.
I have reinstalled Archicad, cleaned out the preferences, local data and cache files. Nothing has worked. I created a new user profile on BIMcloud and that hasn't worked either. For some reason my computer can't 'see' the library files correctly.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and resolved it? It's getting fairly critical as I need to be working on these projects. Any help would be amazing.
Our colleague had a similar problem. Then he had to ensure that the bandwidth and latency required by Graphisoft matched the values on his computer and network. But it was enough to change wifi to cable, and then delete local data and reload libraries.
But maybe you have a issue with something else.
Can you see anything at all from the BIMcloud? I assume it’s hosted in your office? We had an issue with VPN and not being able to see our shares because the internal office network and home network were on the same subnet. We had to change the home subnet to a different address range and everything worked.
Hi Lee. I can see the BIMcloud and I can open Teamwork projects. I can also log into BIMcloud through my web browser. However when I open a Teamwork project then I have the library problem shown in my original post - the libraries appear in the manager, but some of them have no file size, can't be accessed and so the model is full of missing objects.
Interestingly if i log into the BIMcloud through my web browser, select a problem library and try to export it, the export fails. If I select a working library then it exports fine.
I'm pretty clueless when it comes to network settings. Is there an easy way to check the subnet settings to see if there is an issue?
Many thanks, Nik
Just to let you know, Noemi may not be able to answer for a few weeks.
I know next to nothing about teamwork and libraries, but it sounds to me you need to re-load them (re-connect to them) if others are able to access them still.
Maybe best to contact you local Archicad support.
So, I have hopefully resolved the issue. I deleted all of the problematic libraries from BIMcloud and uploaded new versions. This included the main Archicad 24 library, migration libraries, UK Essential library, etc. Not as straightforward as it sounds, but I got there in the end. This seems to have fixed things at my end with only a few things to sort out in each project file to get them fully working again.
The real test will be on Monday when everyone is back and working on projects again. Hopefully everything is still good for them too - or I shall be very unpopular!
Thanks for everyone's help on this. I'm still not sure what the issue was and why it only affected me. It feels like it could have been corrupted permissions on the files or something similar. Very strange. We'll know what to do next time!