Sketchup saving file problem The entity at address 4c83a4e0 has an invalid id (0) destroyed (0)

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#1

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

The entity at address 4c83a4e0 has an invalid id (0) destroyed (0)

I am getting this problem while saving my project. If you have any idea to solve this please help me.


#2

It should already have been fixed the the message shows up.


#3

I’m not very sure how to interprete the message because it happens very rarely. But I understand it as that the erronous entity (that could not be fixed) was removed.

That means the model file is now valid so you should not get the message again when saving next time. Or are you getting this repeatedly, every time you save the model again? Also after a restart of SketchUp (and opening the saved file)?

But it leaves me wondering how the user should be able to verify what entity SketchUp deleted in the model, the consequence could be ignorable but could also be significant (vertices misaligned, or a hole in solid)?


#4

I know one way to create this error: Start a SketchUp model. Model something. Select what you modelled and make it a component. Save the file with the same name as you gave to the component. Now import the file into another SketchUp model. You have created a component definition that references itself.

This is quite common with models posted into the 3D Warehouse, and one of the reasons why you should check everything you download from there before using it in your models.