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jasonbolan4741
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Undefined Alias Referenced

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12-19-2012 12:19 PM

Hello

 

I've been getting this Undefined Alias Referenced error showing up everytime I open one specific drawing.

Anyone know how to resolve this message? 

 

Also, I'm not sure if this is related to the first part. In the same drawing I have several png files that I can't get rid of.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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rkmcswain
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Message 2 of 11 (538 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-19-2012 12:37 PM in reply to: jasonbolan4741
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jasonbolan4741
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Message 3 of 11 (529 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-19-2012 12:55 PM in reply to: jasonbolan4741

Thanks! That worked.

I still have those pgn files in my xref manager.  All of the files are unreferenced but i cannot detach them

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LisaPohlmeyer
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Message 4 of 11 (523 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-19-2012 01:23 PM in reply to: jasonbolan4741

If you use the tree view in the reference manager, are they nested in another file?  If not, can you map them to a png file that you can see and then remove them that way?

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jasonbolan4741
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Message 5 of 11 (505 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-20-2012 05:38 AM in reply to: LisaPohlmeyer

There are two reference files in this drawing. Neither of the two references have the png files in them.

The saved path the png files are trying to follow does not exist on my computer.

 

c:\docume~1\ke229\locals~1\temp........etc

 

I don't believe we ever had these files therefore I cannot map them back. So is there another way of removing them from the drawing outside of the xref manager?

 

Thanks

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troma
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Message 6 of 11 (498 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-20-2012 11:36 AM in reply to: jasonbolan4741

You don't have to map back to the 'right' file.  You can map the reference to any file at all.  (Possibly any .png, rather than any file.)

 

I don't know if that will help you to remove them, but there you go.


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LisaPohlmeyer
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Message 7 of 11 (496 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-20-2012 11:40 AM in reply to: jasonbolan4741

that's exactly what I was trying to say.  This happens to me all the time when someone references a Google Earth image and they save that image on their C: drive.  Then when I open it, I don't have the image.  I map it to another image on my computer, then I can see it and remove it.

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C3D_TomR
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Message 8 of 11 (481 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

12-20-2012 03:15 PM in reply to: LisaPohlmeyer

Purg any unused blocks in the drawing then try to detach the image. If that doesn't work you can then use the filter command to select all images in the drawing to erase (delete). You should then receive a message about detaching the image(s).

 

 

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LisaPohlmeyer
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Message 9 of 11 (452 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: jasonbolan4741
Expand the details section at the bottom. You can map the saved path to a different png that you can select and remove.
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C3D_TomR
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Message 10 of 11 (298 Views)

Re: Undefined Alias Referenced

06-19-2013 09:33 AM in reply to: LisaPohlmeyer
Thanks, Lisa. I was able to send this solution to a coworker today. The Edit Alias message box was different than the typical "can't find an xref" message so it was confusing for him.

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