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    HELP - Missing Components after removing link

    Hi,

    I have a rogue link I wish to remove from my project. The link is totally redundant and was actually added by accident and never used (I think) but never removed. Now when I remove it I lose a lot of information in the project. I have 158 instances of a particular component before the link is removed then when the link is removed 124 of them seem to vanish into thin air which is obviously not ideal.

    In the interests of sending the client a clean model I would like to remove this link and my components to stay in place but I cant figure it out at the minute. Can anyone help?

    #2
    You might have placed the Constraints for the elements based on the linked file, which leads to loss of data.
    Dhilip Seshan
    +91 8124181665
    www.dhilipseshan.n.nu

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      #3
      I'm not getting a warm fuzzy feeling about the "...loss of data" comment.

      Whats weird about this linked file is that it is essentially a self reference. I believe its an earlier version of itself that no longer exists (name was changed slightly to fall in line with standards)

      Is there no way of removing this linked file without losing data or transferring the info into another file? The components should be contrained to another linked file. Should I just methodically re constrain each component to the correct model?

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        #4
        Why not? you can try the following methods

        1. link the current project file into another new project file and bind it.

        Still you face troubles in missing of components

        2. Just select all the objects from your model copy and paste it to new model.
        Dhilip Seshan
        +91 8124181665
        www.dhilipseshan.n.nu

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          #5
          You probably have face based elements, that are hosted in the linked model that you are trying to remove. When you remove the model the host is gone, therefore those elements remove themselves also as the host is gone (think of them as parasites, if the host dies so does the parasite)

          Find the elements, surely you know what gets removed? If it is for example, sprinklers, you need to rehost them to another object that is in your native model. Most likely they were accidentally hosted to the link because someone wasnt careful when placing them.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Karalon10 View Post
            You probably have face based elements, that are hosted in the linked model that you are trying to remove. When you remove the model the host is gone, therefore those elements remove themselves also as the host is gone (think of them as parasites, if the host dies so does the parasite)

            Find the elements, surely you know what gets removed? If it is for example, sprinklers, you need to rehost them to another object that is in your native model. Most likely they were accidentally hosted to the link because someone wasnt careful when placing them.

            Karalon,

            you were exactly right. We just fund all of what you said to be true and have now 'Re-hosted' the elements that were disappearing. Some of them were lost forever but we've taken the hit on that and learned our lesson!

            Thanks all the same!!

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