I, too, feel your pain. I've noticed that this happens if I try to copy an
assembly + its children using pack & Go. Also, any time I manually move a
file from one folder to another using explorer, it'll do the same thing. It
tells me that I can't check out the file because it's checked out to . . .
me. hrmm... I have a feeling it's got something to do with the checkout
file path not matching the actual file path, or something. It is kinduva
pain, and I wish I had a better solution than just stealing the checkout
from yourself, but hopefully this at least gives you a reason why this might
be happening. Good luck and happy trails.
"James Robertson" wrote in message
> Could anyone tell me why on ocassion Inventor tells me that the file I am
> working on is checked out by another user and that I cant save the
> I find this a bit bizzare as I am the only person in the office using
> inventor although it is installed in other machines.
> I realise that all I have to do is steal the checkout, but I would really
> like to understand why it does this.
> James Robertson (Media Manager)
> Zeroth Technology Ltd (ZERTECH)
> Unit 11 Blackburn Ind Est
> AB21 0RX
> Tel: +44(0) 1224 790330
> Fax: +44(0) 1224 790430
> Web: www.zertech.com
This issue is becoming a real pain for me. Some how, I have two user names. I went into tools/application options and in the General tab I changed the username to LRG so it would put the correct thing in the blanks on the drawings. Now sometimes stuff I check out is checked out to LRG and sometimes it is checked out to Rgoodger (also me), which is what it was using for me before I put the LRG in. There must be another place to set the user name, but I cannot find it. I hope it is not something that was put in during installation that cannot be changed without re-installing.