I'm new to Space Engineers so apologies if this is a numpty question, but I've managed to enter a build mode for a part, and it's ghosting in front of me all the time as I move around, as shown below.

Space Engineers Ghosted Build

I've no intention or desire to build this object right now, so I'd like to stop it from showing in front of me all the time so I can get on with what I'm trying to do.

Can anyone suggest what I need to do to make it disappear?

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It's a glitch, which I've encountered plenty. What you want to do is put a part (any part) in your quickbar, switch to it, then switch to anything else (tools, empty hand, etc.) So far as I can tell, the game just kinda gets 'stuck' sometimes.

  • I'm glad it's a bug, as I was thinking it wasn't very intuitive to stop. Workaround does the trick though. Thanks.
    – Bryan
    May 5, 2014 at 21:58
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    It seems to have been introduced in the latest patch, and I suspect it'll be removed in the next one. Lately they've been updating just about once a week, and the last one was May 1, so quite possibly some time this week.
    – Tin Wizard
    May 6, 2014 at 13:51
  • It was as you predicted, fixed in the next update (01.029)
    – Bryan
    May 9, 2014 at 21:21

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