Ever since i bought the new version of V8i, whenever i try to detach a reference file from a dgn file a message pops up that i cant detach it.
I can't find a proper solution to the issue of trying to detach without the window popping up saying I cannot detach.
I have read all the solution that are available, but none of them worked. I do not have geopak or inroads so i cannot open microstation with geopak/inroads to attempt the other solutions.
I'm positive there is another way to get this working without geopak/inroads. This software is pricey enough that I shouldn't run into these problems.
i have the 08.11.09.829 version of V8i.
i would really appreciate it if anyone could help me figure this out.
As Mary pointed out some form of civil data was written to the attachment elements and the master file.
The only way to detach the reference is to detach them within one of the Civil Products.
we found a work around while waiting for the inroads user to fix it well not me my colleague didm create a new file ref attach the old file not nested select and copy all the elements from the ref file... now you have a single model file... detach ref ..
I think that was the process I'll recheck at work and consult my notes at work .. and get back to you... please get back to me if this didnt work for you...
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While that may work, we can't always create a slew of new files just because we need to copy a few elements from a reference file. Even with design files, it's not encouraged to keep recreating files if there's not a darn good reason (inconvenience isn't good enough).
Even though it's not "best practice" I usually use CTRL+C/CTRL+V to copy information between files, rather than reference anything from a Civil product. One of the (many) reasons we have given up on SS4 and are holding off on OpenRoads - Lack of interoperability with the vanilla drafting software. The civil model is protected like Fort Knox, to the detriment of production.
Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918Power InRoads 08.11.09.918OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2
Yeah, but I'm working with a team through projectwise and I can't keep creating new file, so don't really have the option to do this.
I only advocated this method if 1. you cant get the inroader to fix it or doesnt know how and
2. you use this method to replace the original file with the revised new one... there was a way to do it in inroads but you need another person ie the inroadser to do it.. not all of us users have that luxury .. I worked on projects before when the inroads designer was only on site office a few times as a contractor with long periods away working for other consultants...so i thought it good to publish a work around for the community... not just the poster as to the project wise issue you can replace the file with a new version and let pwise call it a revision
This stupid thing come to me.... i installed trial version of some InRoads or something to try terrain
and all my references file from pure Microstation can't detach now...