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    File won't bind links

    Model setup issues aside, I'm trying to bind an exterior shell model with an interior model for sending to consultants. For some reason, it's throwing up an "Unable to bind the selected links" error. This is something that has happened with other files in the past, so I figured I'd throw it out here to see if anyone knows of a solution.

    Here are the errors:
    • Unable to bind the selected links.
    • Unable to bind some link instances. Either linked file contains no 3d elements or there was an error loading its elements into the current project.


    With that much to go on, I'm having a hard time diagnosing the problem. At this point, we're able to copy/paste everything from file to file, but this is a rather annoying solution. Just wondering if anyone else ran into this and what they did to diagnose, or solve the problem.

    The oddest thing I've found so far is that there were a couple curtain walls that refused to copy/paste from file to file. I was able to copy every other wall (~400+) and all other elements in the file. I remade the problem walls and they now copy/paste fine, but it has not solved the binding issue. I have a feeling it's related, but can't think how so...

    #2
    How much RAM do you have on the machine trying to Bind? Are the models pretty big ( 200-300 MB or more? ).

    I have seen this happen and it was a low memory issue.

    Are you using Shared Coordinates?

    Any "nested links" or Cad imports/links? Try cleaning up, if so--perhaps remove Cad altogether.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
      How much RAM do you have on the machine trying to Bind? Are the models pretty big ( 200-300 MB or more? ).

      I have seen this happen and it was a low memory issue.

      Are you using Shared Coordinates?

      Any "nested links" or Cad imports/links? Try cleaning up, if so--perhaps remove Cad altogether.
      Is 24GB enough? Models are both under 100mb.

      We're using Origin to Origin with the exception of our nested links, explained below...

      Both files are completely purged from top to bottom. Everything except modeled elements and views we set up for coordination is deleted. The exterior shell file has three nested Revit links that must stay, and they are all that remain in the shell before binding. They are shared elements between multiple buildings. I should note that we don't run into this problem on the other buildings, however I'm not ruling it out. I'm currently binding those links into the shell to test binding it without nested links.

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        #4
        In a strange stroke of luck, I was successful with the bind last evening. I bound the nested links into the shell file first, then bound it all at once. No clue why it doesn't do the same thing on the other buildings, but at least I've got a working solution now...

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          #5
          Yes--trying to Bind something that has nested links in it can cause problems.

          Glad you got it working.
          Cliff B. Collins
          Registered Architect
          The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
          Autodesk Expert Elite

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            #6
            Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
            Yes--trying to Bind something that has nested links in it can cause problems.
            The fact it worked that way for a year, and for numerous other buildings, made me think otherwise. I'm sure it causes things to be a little more complex, but no more so that transferring 250,000 sf. of curtain wall. I'm still not convinced that was the sole reason it bound this way. I'm also not confident it will bind if I do it this way again... Something got purged, deleted, modified, who knows... to cause it to change it's mind.

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              #7
              Originally posted by need4mospd View Post
              250,000 sf. of curtain wall
              please don't say that sort of thing while a curtain wall detailer is listening. Makes my heart go pitter patter
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                please don't say that sort of thing while a curtain wall detailer is listening. Makes my heart go pitter patter
                Sorry, got a little excited. It's only 150,000 sf. (per building...)

                :beer:

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                  #9
                  I had this problem on a couple of projects that had been upgraded from 2010 to 2011. Unfortunately, I never found a solution; Autodesk admitted there was a problem "that might get fixed in a future release". They wouldn't even tell me what the problem was. We did lots of experimenting. purging, etc., mostly to no avail. We also found that sometimes we were able to finally get a file to bind AFTER MULTIPLE PURGES. Then when we needed to make changes to update the link, and then rebind, we couldn't get it to bind. Luckily, we were near the end of the project, and made do with a couple of more cumbersome workarounds. Major pain and time waster. The good news? At the risk of jinxing myself, we've not had the problem in 2011 or 2012 when starting a project from scratch.

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                    #10
                    Hi Guys,

                    It seems that this subject had been out for a while, I'm facing a similar issue, I need to bind several models into an unique model, but when I hit the bind button nothing happens, in fact I had have the same dialog box that the OP


                    Here are the errors:
                    • Unable to bind the selected links.
                    • Unable to bind some link instances. Either linked file contains no 3d elements or there was an error loading its elements into the current project.
                    Is there a way to bind multiple models into an unique one?, thanks in advance
                    Andres Franco - Architect - BIM Coordinator
                    Revit Certified Professional - AutoCAD Certified Professional
                    "I became insane, with long intervals of horribly sanity"
                    E.A Poe

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