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    Revit hangs on to Type Catalog text file....-in a bad way!

    I'm having this issue with my Type catalogs in Revit 2017.2:
    • Create a family
    • Save family
    • Create Type Catalog from the family ( "R">Export>Family Types)
    • Load family into project using Type Catalog.


    Now Revit has taken ownership over the type catalog, so that when i try to overwrite it from the family, i get this warning:


    Even when the project is shut down, and Revit is running with no open projects or families, it keeps it's ownership of the file. For example, I cannot rename it:


    Revit has to be shut completely down, to let go of the file.


    Is anyone else getting this issue?
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    #2
    Sounds like a Windows problem to me. Have you restarted? Opened a new file to release the old one?
    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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      #3
      Oh, we had our IT support check out the file in all sorts of ways, it's definitely Revit that's holding on to the file, not Windows. Are you not able to replicate the issue?

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        #4
        It can be an issue of an add-in. Some may keep projects or families open, even if you manually closed out of them, by having a window open that you cannot access.
        Developer at Anguleris BIMsmith Marketplace.
        Previously at Sumex Design for ARCAT.com

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          #5
          Had the same problem I made a copy changed de file and copy back. It worked very odd behavior. I didn't ask IT yet. I work with 2016 7 for R2
          Jan-Willem Roelofs

          Revit 2014-2018 Win 7 pro
          CPU E5-1630 v3, 32GB, Quadro K2200

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            #6
            Originally posted by Andrew K View Post
            It can be an issue of an add-in. Some may keep projects or families open, even if you manually closed out of them, by having a window open that you cannot access.
            Same issue in Vanilla Revit....

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              #7
              Seems to have crept back in...was an issue in older versions of Revit and it went away for a couple releases and now it is baack. Ugh.

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                #8
                I have been having this exact issue also. Closing Revit is the only way to release the file.

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                  #9
                  I got an "explanation" from Autodesk, as follows:

                  So this has always been happening even in Revit 2018. My theory for this is as follow. In my opinion its a fail safe so that users cannot just open up a family and add new types and then simply save it to the library, I have found it actually very helpful as the users cannot just over-wright my library so it provides me with a good level of management. If a user wants to add a new Type for future use he needs to do so by exporting the Type Catalogue file again with the newly modified family. just imagine if you had 10 guys editing random families and they are able to write back types to any catalogue, how will you mange quality on the families.

                  Hope that makes a bit of sense.
                  It does make sense.....although i don't agree with it.

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