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    Linked file cannot be reloaded...

    because it is loaded into another open document".

    i'm getting this message though the linked file is an overlay and isn't open in any other file it's linked into; it's only open by itself, which shouldn't qualify as "another open document". i haven't had a problem reloading the link in the past with it open but now it wants me to close the open file in order to reload. Can anyone tell me what's going on here? Thanks much

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    Do you have any 3rd party add-ins installed?
    There's a bug in the API for any program that allows you to dock the add-in's window.
    Even if you close the Linked file, the API thinks it's still open and can cause the kind of problems you describe.
    This applies to any add-in that uses the dockable window, but the one I've seen it in the most is the

    About the only program I'm aware of that uses the dockable framework is the Kiwi Codes Family Browser.
    But its a bug in the API, not in KCFB.

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    Revit knows that the file is open for editing, so it wont load it. Save the project as a workshared project and you won't have to deal with that message.

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    Thanks for the responses.

    i have one add-on, called Selection Master by Revolution Design. To date i haven't had problems with running it but maybe things have changed.

    The project is already workshared, so that can't be the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candystink View Post
    The project is already workshared, so that can't be the problem.
    If it's workshared then it shouldn't be open by itself....it should have a local file....So if someone is working in the Central File they need to get out of it. But it could have become corrupted and you may need to perform an Audit/Detach from Central and resave as another central file.

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    Thanks Michael.

    The file isn't open by itself, so i may have to do what you suggest and detach/resave.

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    i audited the file and detached from central and resaved, but still i get the message. Oddly, it seems that the file reloaded despite the message. i smell a pig oinking..

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    Ok i think i'm getting closer to the answer, but i'm still confused. It seems that because i have another file linked into the file i'm trying to reload, and that's defined as an Attachment, the file won't reload. This seems strange, as if the linked file as attachment is considered to be a file my reload file is linked in to. Does this make sense to anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by candystink View Post
    Ok i think i'm getting closer to the answer, but i'm still confused. It seems that because i have another file linked into the file i'm trying to reload, and that's defined as an Attachment, the file won't reload. This seems strange, as if the linked file as attachment is considered to be a file my reload file is linked in to. Does this make sense to anyone?
    I came across the same problem.

    It's caused by, it seems, using different network paths. For example, I use a drive letter path for my Revit file e.g. P:\ and the other person uses a shortcut. //file path.

    The solution is to ensure you are both using the same network path to access your Revit models.

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    I have created three projects. Project 1, 2, 3. There is nothing in the files, and work-sharing has been enabled. I linked them by auto center-to-center. I get the same warning message...

    I have another set of three projects which are central models, linked by a shared coordinates file, and still get the same message...

    Another set of projects that are not central models, linked by shared coordinates, same message..

    Another set of projects that are not central models, and linked by auto center-to-center...


    I have solved it before, but can't remember, and can't solve this for the life of me....

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