Getting a validity check error when saving. What to do?

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#1

I"m getting this error when saving my model, even after purging unused components and “Fix(ing) Problems.” What can I do?

Results of Validity Check.
*** Problems were found that could not be fixed! ***

The entity at address fa886300 has an invalid id (0) destroyed (0)


#2

Open the problem model’s SKP.
Also open a new empty model SKP.
Switch everything on in the problem model [hidden geometry, layers etc, all-unlocked], Edit>Select-All and Edit>Copy
Go into the empty model and Edit>Paste-In-Place.

Save the ‘[now-not-]empty’ new model.
Also try doing a ‘Fix Problems’ on it etc…

Is that ‘copy’ OK ?

If so, close the problem version and replace its SKP with the new ‘copy’…


#3

Well, that didn’t work - the copy had a lot of stuff missing.
However, it did identify the problem was an imported person in a wheelchair from the 3D warehouse. When I deleted that it saved with no problems, not even the need to “fix” anything.
So, yea…for now.


#4

Did you try importing that 3D warehouse wheelchair into an empty model first? It’s always advisable to do that - sometimes just to clean up odd layering, and to check if the model is well structured with components. And maybe to check for errors of a more destructive kind!


#5

No, I guess I’m too trusting, and usually I can tell right away if something is too out of scale, poorly constructed etc.