External Content – Troubleshooting guide

by Tamás Gáspár and Ákos Karóczkai · updated: 07.26.2016

The External Content Menu is missing from the File menu in ARCHICAD 19 Solo edition

Affected version: 19 Solo | Severity: workaround applicable | ID: 200991

{i} Note: This issue will be fixed in ARCHICAD 20 Solo.


The External Content menu is missing from the File menu therefore the Place External Drawing command and the Drawing Manager menu is also missing from the default Work Environment.

External content missing


Workaround: The Drawing Manager can be accesed from the Navigator or the Organizer.

Navigator Drawing Manager

The Place External Drawing command can be placed in the File menu or any other menu through the Options – Work Envrionment – Menus dialog.

place external drawing WE

Updating placed External Drawing error message appears in ARCHICAD 19

Affected version: 19 | Severity: workaround applicable | 194681

{i} Note: This issue was fixed in ARCHICAD 19 Update 4011.


When one would like to update a placed external drawing, or a layout which contains it, an error message appears:



A view – showing a placed drawing on a wireframe layer – is placed on a layout, and the view is active on the user-interface.


– Updating the drawing in layout view
– Set the layer to Solid view mode

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