We have found MicroStation V8i SS3 08.11.09.459 as well as Navigator V8i 08.11.09.536 , crashes when atempting to detach missing reference file in RED. See attached
In V8i(Ss3) the Reference Attachment can be Locked-In-Place by another Application (i.e. Open Roads, Civil3D, etc.). I haven't come across it yet but this might be the issue because it will not allow you to Detach. Check the Reference Dialog indicators shown in the image.
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No that is not the case here, I have tested it with my own dgn files on my computer no network involvement.
it's pretty simple, open a dgn then attach any dgn as reference> close the dgn file. Now move the referenced dgn to a different location or delete it. Now open original dgn check the reference dialog box. The dgn you attached should be RED, right? Now try and detach the RED reference dgn. This is where it crashes.... at least for us it does.
I am unable to reproduce this following your workflow above, having select the ' Detach Reference ' an Alert displays confirming ok to detach, on selecting OK it detaches as expected.
May be file specific as George pointed out, are you able to reproduce with new files?
How did you attach the reference which attachment settings did you use, coincident / saved view / Live nesting etc
Do you mind providing a more detail steps in "how do you detach a dgn"?
[EDITED] Yes, compared to SS2 there is likely some abnormal for SS3 to detach a dgn.....
We kept it very simple and not too technical, just a plain dgn file attach Coincident for MSTN and for Navigator live nesting set to 1 for i-models. Please see the error message I attached to the original posting.
In the scenario you describe, I am seeing the same results that my colleague Carl is... the "not found" reference instance detaches with no issue. So, there may be something else involved. Is this reproducible every time for you, would it be possible to provide a simple combination of files you are using? Also, how were the files attached? Are they local? On a network? Could you provide an MSDebug File and attach the resulting msdebug.txt to a reply?
Well come to find out this is a company domain setup issue and not Bentley Systems. My apologies to everyone who tried to help as well as thank you for understanding.
Answer Verified By: Phil Chouinard
Thanks for following up with this information. Interesting situation you have... and even though the cause might be external to our programs, our programs should handle this situation better. We will have a look into that.