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Old 02-25-2017, 10:58 PM   #1
Karen Hopkins
Bangor, USA
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 7
Material editing

I have made too many saves with multiple material settings, and now have an overload that is dragging down the program. I used to know how to fix this, but have apparently forgotten something.

I think I had to save the Silo (.sib) file as an Ascii (.sia) file and open it in notepad. After deleting the unnecessary lines, I think I saved it back to a .sib file and was able to open it in as normal in Silo. The expected file is not opening, so I have apparently missed something. Can someone please help?
Old 02-26-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Andy Kinsella
Manchester, United Kingdom
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 189
Did you save it with .sib file extension directly from the text editor? If so, simply renaming it back to .sia will fix your loading issue as it's not a sib file.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:51 PM   #3
Karen Hopkins
Bangor, USA
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 7
material editing

Finally got it. I needed to export the file from Silo first, not simply save it as a .sia file. Here's the procedure for anyone interested:

In Silo use File > Export and change the .sib to .sia
Open the file in Notepad and delete the unwanted materials.
Save it with a new name.sia
Open in Silo and resave it as a .sib file

Better yet, just keep your files cleaned up, but if you go off on single-minded tangents as I did, this is priceless
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