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Things to try that may correct strange problems or errors within filesIf performing a task and getting a error(s), here is some things can bedone to try to correct the data.Examples of odd behavior:-System Fault 5 with no MDL aborts-Strange appearance when 3D model or scene when rendered (solid appearsto be inside out, etc.)-The 3D model looks physically different when using a particularrendering mode.Product: MicroStation V7/JVersion: 07.01.04.10Area: General, Problem ID#: 8957, PROBLEMSOLVING, DEFINEDSTEPS
These methods may or may not work, but have high success rates forunknown problems or unordinary behavior.FENCE THE ELEMENTS OUT TO A NEW DESIGN FILE1. Place a fence around all elements (set the fence to "Inside").2. Go to Key-in window, key-in "FF=" (enter); "Save Fence Contents"dialog will open3. Select a folder location and give it a name, then place a data point to accept and it will process. This will place the elements in a newdesign file.Notes:-Will effectively replace the design header.-The down side is the references (if any) will need to be reattached.REFERENCE AND MERGE THE FILE INTO A NEW DESIGN FILE1. Start a new file using the same settings (working units, etc.)2. Attach the old file as a reference to the new file3. During attachment process, set Nesting to "Copy Attachments" (v8),set the nest depth to 1 to get the reference attachments (if any)4. Highlight original file reference attachment, go to Tools > "Merge toMaster" within the reference dialog.Notes:-Will effectively replace the design header.-Fencing a file (refer to steps for fencing a file, above) will create anew file with same settings as the original, so fencing a blank area ofthe original file, will produce a new, blank file, and maintain theoriginal file settings)REPAIR THE FILE IN EDG (if familiar with it, and is only available inV7).Notes:It is important to know how to use EDG. Certain commands can causeirreversible changes on the file that may destroy the data.REPEAT ABOVE STEPS ON THE INDIVIDUAL REFERENCE ATTACHMENTSProblem data could be inside any reference attached. Try turning off allreference and then turn on one at a time until the error reports. Thenrun the above steps on the reference file individually to attempt toclear the problem.IF ALL ELSE FAILS, CONTACT SUPPORT FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.