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Invalid Enum Map String

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04-10-2012 05:29 AM

I get this error invalid enum map string: IFCTC. Is there any kind of command that will check for errors in the catalog so I can correct this issue. When I'm using the equipment toolbox it pops this error up about 10 times before it actually loads the MvParts.

 

Thanks

<2013 IS A FILE FORMAT RELEASE>

 

This news needs to be spread around more.  Every 4th release historically has been a file format release and 2013 is no different.  That means that 2010 was a file format release.  And 2011 and 2012 were on the 2010 file format.  2011 and 2012 are backwards compatible with 2010.  You can save and open between any of those 3 releases, since they are on the same format.  2013 is the start of a new format.  Files saved in 2013 and then saved back to an earlier format cannot be edited in the prior format.  They become proxy objects.  You can Export to AutoCAD and then edit them as Core AutoCAD objects in an earlier release.

 

HTH,

Joshua

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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-11-2012 01:46 PM in reply to: luxy72462

Did you migrate a profile from an earlier release?  If so, your version may be pointing to the catalogs of an older version.  The profile > Options menu > content file paths may be pointing to older folders.

 

 


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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

Following up to see if the information helped or led to a solution.

Joshua

 

 


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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 09:51 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

i went back and looked at it and I haven't upgraded anything. I am still using MEP 2010. However I just upgraded to 2013 MEP on Friday and it saved all my existing settings from 2010 but the error did not follow in the parts catalog. I still have and use 2010 and would like to resolve this issue in MEP2010. I wish there was an error check I could run to validate if there is a corrupt part in my catalog so I can remove it.

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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 09:58 AM in reply to: luxy72462

You can actually.  When you launch the program, it often asks to regen the catalog.  Use the catalog regen.  After a regen, it adds a "Validate" folder to your catalog folders.  Inside the validate folder will be a report.  In the report it will list any parts with errors.  You can then zero in on that part and address the error.

Validate folder would be found at:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\MEP 2012\enu\MEPContent\USI\MvParts

Substiture 2012 with 2010 for 2010 files in the path above.

Joshua

 

 


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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 10:56 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

I found the error in an electric heating coil in the MvParts catalog. I removed it and I have now lost my whole MvParts catalog...I went to my options tab and the path and catalog are still in the same spot but the mvparts catalog is empty when I try and open it to select a part.

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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 11:01 AM in reply to: luxy72462

Each individual part is made of a dwg, a bmp and an xml file, that has the same name as the part.  The overall mvpart catalog itself is an apc file.  Which file did you remove?  ;-)



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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 11:10 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

I removed just the corrupt catalog part which was the electric heating coil...the  .dwg file and now when I go to to open the mvpart catalog there is no content. I'm loosing my hair over this one. The catalog is still on my C drive and it is still mapped correctly but it is not showing any catalog parts when I open it.

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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-16-2012 11:20 AM in reply to: luxy72462

Stop.  Don't do anything.  I see the problem.  Close AutoCAD MEP.  In the last image, your All Installed Mvparts (US Imperial).apc file says 2 kb.  My file is 778kb.  You can also see in your image a .apc.bak file that is 700kb.  Rename that bak to remove the bak and delete the original 2 kb apc file.  Replace it with the 700kb file.  Then launch AutoCAD MEP and regen that catalog.  Question: When you deleted the mvpart dwg, did you also delete the bmp and xml files?  You should.  Otherwise it will see the xml and will be looking for a dwg.  When the dwg is missing it may corrupt the apc file.

 

 


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Re: Invalid Enum Map String

04-17-2012 05:42 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

I did this and it is still coming up with the same error. I remapped the directory to look at my MEP2012 catalog and I still get an error. I'm baffled. I think I will just dive into 2013...although I noticed when you save a 2013 drawing to 2010 its not a good thing. I tried reopening a drawing afterwards in 2010 and all my piping was uneditable. I even changed my proxygraphics.

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