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'Save Selection as Library Part' gone in AC16?

Anonymous
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Just upgraded to 16 from 15 and the 'Save selection as Library Part' function is gonzo? How to make simple library parts now? Need lattice fencing for deck skirting if anyone knows where to find that?
AJ
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Adrian wrote:
Just upgraded to 16 from 15 and the 'Save selection as Library Part' function is gonzo? How to make simple library parts now? Need lattice fencing for deck skirting if anyone knows where to find that?
AJ
Check your Work Environment. Pretty sure I'm using the standard Menus in the screenshot below ... all is there - and some nice new features, too (saved objects become material-parametric).

For a lattice, also consider using TrussMaker - just draw linework corresponding to the centers of the lathe, and have TM turn the linework into a 3D vertical object ... you can draw the linework right in your elevation(s) ...but will then need to drag the object to your deck, as TM creates the object in the plane of the elevation/section cut.

Cheers,
Karl
Save-Selection.jpg
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David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Adrian:

A shown in Karl's screen shot the old command has been eliminated and replaced with the Object... command (and others for other object types). If you are using an AC 15 or older Work Environment, these will not be there, so add them or use the AC 16 Work Environment.

You should add a Signature to your Profile (click the Profile button near the top of this page) with your ArchiCAD version and operating system (see mine for an example) for more accurate help in this forum.

David
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Anonymous
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Thanks Guys, nice trick on the Truss Maker for lattice fence. Yes I had kept my 15 work enviro so lost the library part commands. Will go with standard 16 and customize.
Erich
Contributor
Also check out Oliver Dentan's lattice object found here: http://archilib.od.pagesperso-orange.fr/
Erich

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Anonymous
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I am having the same problem - I have made a number of my own tool bars, so I'd rather not remake all of them, isn't there a way to add the new save selection as... menu item to my old profile? I have looked in the new commands and all commands sections - but I can't seem to find it to add. Is it not possible to add the new command to an older WE profile?
David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Scott:

First you will need to create a new Sub-Menu (could be named "Save Selection as Library Part" as in Karl's screen shot, or given some other name), then add the Object... and other similar commands to this Sub-Menu. This can be done to your current WE.

David
David Maudlin / Architect
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Anonymous
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Thanks David - That did it!
sarahric
Contributor
Also having problems here, please help. Save as Library Part not an option, not in work environment options.
Object only has - new object tool, not new with or create object from selection
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
sarahric wrote:
Also having problems here, please help. Save as Library Part not an option, not in work environment options.
Object only has - new object tool, not new with or create object from selection
You will either need to load the standard 16 Work Environment or edit your custom (imported) Work Environment to include the new commands for 16.
If you imported a Work Environment from a previous version you will be missing all the new 16 commands.

There should be other threads on this topic if you need help with it.

Barry.
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