I have discovered an issue with reference files losing their file path if a certain set of steps are taken. This issue doesn't happen to ALL files, which makes it harder to pin point a reason.
If I exchange to a file all is OK, if I swap the model first and then try and exchange the file path is lost.
The steps taken.....
Verified that ALL reference files paths are mapped via MS_RFDIR, the reference file is healthy and contains the models/layouts etc.
Verify the reference file is OK, each model space can be opened and no issues encountered
Open the DGN in the correct Workspace/Workset
Link the DGN to the Workset
Open the reference dialog and check the reference path and verify it is correct, the reference is displayed OK etc...
Select the reference file, which happens to be a DWG, but this issue also applies to DGNs, right click Exchange
The file exchanges OK
Re-open the original dgn
Open the reference attachment settings
Change the attachment model i.e. layout1
I get an error dialog saying 'Unable to reattach to model Layout1'
Check the Reference file attachment settings and the File path is not longer valid
To correct the issue, I have to reattach the file.
Hi Carl! Is it already fixed?
Defect # 361935 has been fixed and implemented in MicroStation CONNECT Edition (Update 4) which was released in 2017. If you install the latest Update 14.2 release you should not see this issue. If you are encountering an issue similar to this then it would be helpful if you could post a new question to the MicroStation Forum.
RegardsAndrew BellTechnical SupportBentley Systems