Yellow caution sign with exclamation point (!)


#1

Can someone tell me what to do about the yellow caution sign with an exclamation point
on LayOut pages? Thanks


Import from SketchUp 2017 to Layout - yellow triangle!
Sketchup Layout Error Help
#2

It means there have been changes to the scenes in the associated SketchUp model but the viewports haven’t been rendered with those updates, yet. Turn on Autorender and they’ll fix themselves.


#3

Thanks. I need to relink the Layout file with the SU model. I go into Document setup, but the SU model/file is not there. Is there any way to find and relink the original SU file with the LO page?


#4

There’s no reference to a sketchUp file in the LayOut file? But you still have viewports showing the model?

Try right clicking on a viewport and selecting Open with SketchUp.

If there’s a SketchUp file in the references, select it and choose Relink. Then navigate to the appropritate SKP file


#5

Hi Dave,

I’m getting the Yellow caution sign with exclamation point (!) that says “Error reading Layout file”, and can’t seem to work around it. I read your answer saying “It means there have been changes to the scenes in the associated SketchUp model but the viewports haven’t been rendered with those updates, yet. Turn on Autorender and they’ll fix themselves.” I can’t find “Autorender” in order to try it. Also, I don’t know what a “viewport” is.

Thanks for any help.

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#6

A viewport is the image of the SketchUp model in LayOut. The The render-related controls are in the SketchUp inspector.

If there’s been a change to the SketchUp file and Auto render is disabled in LayOut, you’ll get the exclamation mark in the triangle.

Where are you seeing the message “Error reading LayOut file”?


#7

Are you trying to open a LayOut file with an older LayOut version than the one in which it was created? Is it residing on your hard drive or in cloud storage?

Anssi


#8

I’m having the same issue (the yellow exclamation point floating in my Layout workspace), but it seems to be related to an imported .pdf that I’m using as a background visual. Auto-rendering wouldn’t seem to be a good fix for this, but I tried it anyway and it did nothing. I’ve also tried reimporting the image to no avail. I’m using multiple .pdf images on multiple pages, and only one seems to have an issue. Can anyone point me towards a fix? Thanks.


#9

I was having this same problem. The thing that finally fixed it and made the Yellow Triangles of Death disappear was going to Document Set-up>References selecting the missing references and re-linking it to the sketch up document. I still had to clean up a few things but that solved the problem for me. I had no luck with the auto render or rendering the model. Hope that helps someone.


#10

If i could count how many days of my life i have lost to this aggravation, REALLY this happens to me all the time
I know how to re-link it or fix it most of the time, but sometimes i lose the whole model and spend hours trying to fix a missing model spread across several pages of a large CD DOC.

actually i wanted to kick my PC down the stairs yesterday

don’t do it…its a really nice machine.