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LisaDrago
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Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

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02-04-2013 08:40 AM

Okay - I have been making and sharing shared parameter files for years... For some reason today a co-worker's shared parameter file is invalid or could not be read - image attached...

 

We have run a couple of tests - I can create one on my computer and send to her without any issues... Any that she creates and sends to me - is invalid... WHY???

 

I made sure she has all the service packs and all that - so I am really at a loss..

 

Any ideas?

 

I will attach one of the test.txt files..

 

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The problem appears to be with the file itself - I was unable to directly link your file, but I could Copy/Paste that exact text into a new .txt file and it worked. I even tried copy/pasting the contents my shared parameter file (which I know works) over the text in yours, and it still returned the error. I, unfortunately, do not know of a solution to this aside from attempting a reinstall. Perhaps there is an add-on that could be inadvertently causing this? Do you have any installed that your co-worker does not?

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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-04-2013 08:55 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

Are both you and your co-worker running the same version of Revit? Was the Shared Parameter file added to with a newer version of Revit? If a Shared Parameter was added to the file as a type that did not exist prior to that release, the file will be reported as 'invalid' by previous versions.

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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-04-2013 09:03 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Yes - we are on the same version. We are both on 2013... That is why the invalid statement is baffling me...

 

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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-04-2013 09:23 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

The problem appears to be with the file itself - I was unable to directly link your file, but I could Copy/Paste that exact text into a new .txt file and it worked. I even tried copy/pasting the contents my shared parameter file (which I know works) over the text in yours, and it still returned the error. I, unfortunately, do not know of a solution to this aside from attempting a reinstall. Perhaps there is an add-on that could be inadvertently causing this? Do you have any installed that your co-worker does not?

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LisaDrago
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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-04-2013 09:48 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Sure enought that worked!

 

That is really odd though... will have to consider reinstalling.

 

I have a lot of the extensions from the subscription center installed and an FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems... She does not have any.

 

Thanks for your help!

LD


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dhurtubise
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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-04-2013 09:51 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

Did you check the .txt file encoding?

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LisaDrago
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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-04-2013 10:03 AM in reply to: dhurtubise

How do you do that?

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dhurtubise
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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

02-05-2013 12:33 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

Save as and look at the encoding

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abodley
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Re: Unable to share Shared Parameter txt file

12-10-2013 10:43 AM in reply to: dhurtubise

What should the encoding setting be?

 

I am having the same issue as LisaDrago...same exact error. Also tried to copy/paste into a new .txt but that did not work either.

 

See attached resultant .txt files.

 

Thanks so much for the advice.

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