Fine, but the issue at hand is why we continue to have problems. In that - there seems to be a fairly bad bug somewhere such that embedded links are dangerous to use.
I didn’t. And why would I, as that’s got nothing to do with the problem.
To be clear: In LayOut, you can paste images and drawings from other programs - including, but not limited to, parts of SU models. I’m not expecting (and it doesn’t need) to know the source of the object any more than when I paste text into Word it needs to remember the source. This is not a case of me expecting it to ‘magically’ change when the source changes.
These parts are listed as “embedded” links. At the time of pasting them, it’s all fine. But then - randomly it seems, embedded objects break when you re-open the document, and get replaced with empty spaces and warning triangles.
Imagine if you opened a word document, and the graph you had pasted into it when previously using it suddenly had disappeared? Does that feel to you like a reasonable thing?
@ChrisDizon it looks to me like it’s that the embedded items are just getting corrupted somehow. I can find the embedded resource in the references; clicking around the auto/manual re-rendering options and trying vector/raster/whatever doesn’t seem to help. It feels like it knows it needs re-rendering, but on trying it it fails. I tried the backup “~” file, but that has the same problem - though it could be that it’s (auto)saved over it as it is usually a while before I notice it’s happened. Right-clicking for “render models on page” causes any previously attached labels to point to the top-left of the page.
It could be that an (auto)save has crashed, causing corruption in the LAyout file - but that it is still readable (and LayOut doesn’t think that it is corrupt). Looking at the file sizes that seems to be the case.