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.
This seems to happen whenever, at some point, somebody opened the file with a geopak enabled session and then saved it. They don't have to necessarily do anything, as it seems that just by having windows/options open through their normal setup is enough to trigger the locking. At any rate, you'll need somebody with geopak to open the file, and run an mdl (should be preloaded by default) to "purge" the drawing from any smartness (openroads or geopak).
In the key-in, type/enter:
Mdl load Bentley.Civil.Model.Tools.3.1.dll
then save. Open with regular v8i and you should be able to detach anything.
My 2c is that it can have something to do with the project explorer settings.
Again it only works if you or others have access to the extra civil software.. go back and look at my fix to make a temporary file and then replace your bad file, then publish the instructions from Jesus De Luna above on CIVIL clean files that need to be shared. to avoid the locking.. Mostly should be an education process to designers and modellers not to lock files that are shared by others.. very annoying when you cant get the culprit to fix it and you don't have the software to do it yourself.. we can't always wait for them...
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