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Keynoting Linked Files

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05-15-2012 03:19 PM

Revit 2012

We have an issue with our keynotes.  We have a very eloborate building so we decided to put the stone skin in a separate model.  We assigned keynotes to the stone families.  The master model that contains all the linked models (skin plus consultant models) and interior architectural elements allows us to keynote the stone families in wall sections.  It works better than in previous Revit releases where we were forced to use user keynotes.  However, there is a problem when worksharing and keynoting at the same time.  For some reason errors pop up when someone keynotes a linked element and we're forced to all save in a specific order (employee 5 needs to save, then employee 3 needs to save, then 1, then 4  etc etc.)  It consumes large amounts of time.  I've attached the error report also.  The error report suggests that the keynote files are not the same, however, after checking both models both file paths are the exact same.  Let me know if you think I'm doing something wrong.

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Re: Keynoting Linked Files

05-24-2012 03:10 PM in reply to: bderrick

To better understand why this issue is happening, please refer to the link below:

Hope that helps!

Fernanda Lima Firman
Technical Support Specialist
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Keynoting Linked Files

12-04-2012 09:17 AM in reply to: fernanda.firman

Has anyone had success fixing this problem? I checked the link, but didn't see where it's addressed.


We are currently having the same issue as bderrick.


We have a Model (Model A) that has another model linked in (Model B). Both models share a keynote file. When we're in Model A, and use an element keynote to call out something in Model B we eventually get errors saying the User 1 can't sync becuause User 2 owns a sheet. User 2 can't sync becuase User 3 owns a sheet, and so-forth. We end up having to sync in order, and it takes a lot of time.


We're also finding that Model A keeps unloading the keynote file.


We're to the point where we're going to start user keynoting Model B, because it's just not worth the  hassle unless we can get this fixed.

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Re: Keynoting Linked Files

12-04-2012 11:05 AM in reply to: JstorrArch

We ended up switching out our element keynotes with user keynotes.  I hope this is fixed at some point.

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Re: Keynoting Linked Files

12-04-2012 05:47 PM in reply to: bderrick

That's a horrible compromise to have to make. It works, but it adds a considerable amount of time to the process.

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Re: Keynoting Linked Files

12-04-2012 06:42 PM in reply to: fernanda.firman

We are encountering the same issue as the original poster if we tag the link with anything other than User keynotes. The link doesn't adequately explain why this occuring.


Multiple users who have not been keynoting and who have NOT touched the sheet or any view on the sheet referenced in the Synch error message are getting the same error in a strange daisy-chain order. 


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Re: Keynoting Linked Files

01-03-2013 03:34 PM in reply to: bderrick

I'm having the same issue.  Does autodesk have an estimated date of resolvement for this issue???

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