For some reason we are getting these DataGroup validation errors when opening any file from our ProjectWise managed workspace. Everything worked normally a few hours ago, and nothing was added to our 3D models.
The DataGroup Validator by default catches issues in the workspace itself which is why the "System" option includes the check mark. So while the 3D models (DGN files) may not have been modified, the validation errors indicate that something did change within the managed workspace.
In this particular case a catalog file named “SheetPiles.xml” existed in two local ProjectWise cache folders, the one shown above in the DataGroup Validator dialog with a time stamp of September 9th (that coincided with when the validation errors began) and an older version in a different folder with a time stamp of August 26th. After removing the newer file from the local ProjectWise cache folder (leaving the older version intact) and reloading DataGroup Catalogs as shown below, the two Validation critical errors no longer occurred. Note that these two local versions of the same file were simply copied out as part of the Managed Workspace.
The file removed from the local ProjectWise cache folder corresponds to this version with the same September 9th timestamp:
Note that this version was located in the \DataGroup System folder, even though this is a DataGroup Catalog file. This newer file can either be moved to the \DataGroup Catalog folder to replace the older version dated August 26th or simply removed. Ultimately only one version should be retained so that the DataGroup Validator error will not occur the next time a DGN file is checked out using this Managed Workspace.