Well this won't be too exciting of a first post in this discussion group, but if I am trying to bring in some data to AIM from a DWG, if that DWG is open in Autocad, then it fails immediately. I don't see why AIM needs "write access" to a file. It shouldn't matter right? It is only reading the data anyways and not modifying it right? So read only should suffice. Or at least make the error message more meaningful. It just says "Failed to connect to data source. Please refer to the log window for further details." But the log window is blank.
I just noticed your problem might be related to mine, and wonder if some other problems I´ve encountered is because of this.
I´ll check what files are whiteprotected, and who are not, but on a network this should not happen, I can´t copy everything to my PC, and etc write enable it, must be a bug.
Thanks for posting this. Don't think we picked up on it.
We'll research to see if it's a defect.
I confirmed that this is still an issue in 2013. The message log gives no information even though the error tells you to check the message log. See attached screenshot. Just in case anyone searches for the exact error message, here is what it says:
Infrastructure Modeler 2013 cannot connect to the given file data sources. See the details and the Message Log for further information.
I moved my sourcefiles around a lot when testing SSD´s, and never understood why.
I also installed WIn 7 64, on 3 different disks connected to etc HD´s.
It worked out fine, on my last installment, it must be related to admin permissions, or something I never bother to do right.
For me it was not AIM related.