My team and I are having a problem with linked architectural and structural models disappearing. The problem can be mitigated by going to the 'Manage Links' window to reload the link, but this happens roughly every 30 minutes. I noticed one time it took place after I loaded a family into the project from the Family Editor, but at other times it is completely random. Could a link, if constantly modified by the Architect, cause this problem?
We are using pretty top notch PCs, but the model is about 200 MB and the two links are another 200 MB a piece. Here are the system specs:
Intel(R) Core i7 Q 820 @ 1.73GHz
8.00 GB RAM
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We have seen this happen every now and then and we do not have a clue as to what causes it. The frequency is rare for us, but it would happen at least once in every project. The last time it happened, last week in fact, a manage link reload did not work. The bad link needed to be removed and then relinked. The link file was one that had not been edited in a month.
Had this too. It could be an old Local file, we had to delete all our locals and hope no one lost any work. Opened the central and linked the file, and then created new locals ONE AT A TIME, saving to central after each one. Somehow, this can get fouled up with many people working at once.
You touch on another subject, "old local". This disappearing link instance happened to what I would call a fresh local. This local was less than two days fresh. Yes, we also experience the old local phenomenon! How old do your locals have to be before you start to think they are old? I guess this is a function of activity. I try to open a local at least once a week during a slow period and at least every day in an active period. Locals still have to be replaced every now and then with this schedule. I would rub two chicken bones together if I thought that would help.
Thanks for the responses everyone. I tried your advice and clicked 'append timestamp' while opening, which made a new local file, but the problem persisted.
I now wonder if I have reached the limit of my video card. My 'Hardware Acceleration' is disabled (which solved another problem), but I do not know if my card is certified or not. My video card model is not explictly listed on Autodesk's website, though it is awfully close to a couple of other models (see attached screenshot).
Just a thought, on the file you are linking, did you detach the file from central? I've seen that cause problems before. We usually keep the original file separate and the "detached" file as the link.
Hope this helps
Yes, I detached the link, purged unused and reduced it down to about 100 MB. Despite all this, the link randomly disappears. The frequent need to reload the link is becoming quite annoying for my team and me.
Has anybody else found a work around? Thanks.
Please help me, I've been strugglingwith this issue for months. Revit 2010, Win7, networked.
Let me clarify, links don't disappear, they UNLOAD for no known reason.
My IT manager told me it is a known bug in 2010. His solution? make a copy of the revit model to be linked, and then link taht copy. Did it work? noooo.
But is it a known bug? and if so, what is the fix.
Thanks in advance
We have seen this happen when some users are pathed to the linked file differently.
I would first make sure that everyone is pathed to the central file and the linked file the same way (mapped vs. UNC). If one person were accessing the file differently, the path would change, and when someone else opens the file, Revit won’t find the linked file.
I would also check that all users have all updates installed and are on the same build number.
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