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Cannot copy modelWhen trying to copy a model in the Models dialog, the model fails tocopy and the following error messages can be listed in the messagecenter:"Change rejected in order to preserve associations""The originating application (29) has intentionally restricted changesto this element"This was done to maintain the element's design integrity. Theoriginating application (29) must be present to modify this element.The Model itself may have no visible elements, or any MicroStationelements at all
Issue could be caused by working on the files with Bentley EED (NowObsolete), or Bentley Cantenary DesignMicroStation commands cannot be used to modify EED elements in any wayWhen a file is opened in EED, even once, a hidden element is created.EED has a security system, which prevents users from making MicroStationcopies of EED objects. EED Copy should be used to copy objects. However,copying of an internal model will make copies of EED objects indatabase. Once you get the type 29 element in the dgn, it will preventyou from doing that.There are two options to resolve this:Option 1Change the variable 'DisableProtection' to 'DisableProtection=Y', in theEED file called params.ini.Normally the path is, C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation V8i(SELECTseries)\WorkSpace\eed\data\Option 2Load a small MDL program that turns off the security system, program iscalled "EED_Ghost"This can be run with plain MicroStation, it works without EED installedSee the two files, eedghost.ma and eedghost.dll attachedPlace eedghost.ma and eedghost.dll into a folder (Forexample......Workspace\Standards\mdlapps\)Open file with issueRun eedghost by either;0 Utilities > MDL Applications > BrowseOr,0 Utilities > Key-in: mdl load eedghost0 Open the Models dialog0 Copy the desired modelDoing either of the options will give the user access to destroy the EEDintelligence. Please point that out the to the user. If EED is used,Option 1 is best. If the issue is only with one or two files, use Option2.