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Walls Don't Clean Up After Merge

Anonymous
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We have had two instances where drafters have Merged a very simple AutoCAD drawing into an ArchiCAD plan and the walls will no longer clean up. I've checked the Display Options and several other things, but there seems to be no reason why none of the walls will clean up. Is this another bug?
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Ben Odonnell
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Jay wrote:
We have had two instances where drafters have Merged a very simple AutoCAD drawing into an ArchiCAD plan and the walls will no longer clean up. I've checked the Display Options and several other things, but there seems to be no reason why none of the walls will clean up. Is this another bug?
Have you checked you groupings in you layer settings? Are all of them set to 1 or 2? May be the merge of the DWG file has changed them to 0.

Cheers.
Ben
Ben O'Donnell
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Anonymous
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"Ben Odonnell" wrote:
Have you checked you groupings in you layer settings? Are all of them set to 1 or 2? May be the merge of the DWG file has changed them to 0.


That was it! Any idea why merging would change the number of an existing layer?

Anonymous
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I had the same problem a while ago. A right pain in the *&£%*. To fix it I had to merge the whole file into a new project.

Fixed in 8.1 apparently.

Mark B

Ben Odonnell
Newcomer
Jay wrote:
Ben wrote:
Have you checked you groupings in you layer settings? Are all of them set to 1 or 2? May be the merge of the DWG file has changed them to 0.
That was it! Any idea why merging would change the number of an existing layer?
Jay. I'm not really sure why you are having this problem. I have tested it as well with a DWG and I don't get the same problem. Although I have had it before, it was in the earlier releases of ArchiCAD R/V1 & R/V2.. R/V3 and ArchiCAD 8.1 R/V1 are both working as they should...

Cheers.
Ben
Ben O'Donnell
Architect and CTO at BIMobject®
Get your BIM objects from bimobject.com

Anonymous
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Hi Guys
This could be the known bug in the smart merge section of the dxf/dwg translator where by if you dwg out with "prepare drawing for smart merge" selected and then modify it in autocad then return trip the dwg back to ArchiCAD 8.0 it will reset all your wall intersections. The solution is to re do the layer indexing for the walls.

Keith Clarke.

Djordje
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Keith wrote:


Hi Guys
This could be the known bug in the smart merge section of the dxf/dwg translator where by if you dwg out with "prepare drawing for smart merge" selected and then modify it in autocad then return trip the dwg back to ArchiCAD 8.0 it will reset all your wall intersections. The solution is to re do the layer indexing for the walls.

Keith Clarke.
8.1 has a nice API in the Goodies folder that automatically fixes the layer combos; it is fre for you, so try it out before you spend too much time in manual fixing (yes, a pain, I know ...)

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=139
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

Ben Odonnell
Newcomer
Djordje wrote:
Keith wrote:


Hi Guys
This could be the known bug in the smart merge section of the dxf/dwg translator where by if you dwg out with "prepare drawing for smart merge" selected and then modify it in autocad then return trip the dwg back to ArchiCAD 8.0 it will reset all your wall intersections. The solution is to re do the layer indexing for the walls.

Keith Clarke.
8.1 has a nice API in the Goodies folder that automatically fixes the layer combos; it is fre for you, so try it out before you spend too much time in manual fixing (yes, a pain, I know ...)

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=139
Why didn't I know about this one?? Just gave it a try, worked like a charm..
Ben O'Donnell
Architect and CTO at BIMobject®
Get your BIM objects from bimobject.com

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