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New error message - can't open file.

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by jhiker, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. jhiker

    jhiker Alibre Super User

    Well, this is a new one..
    I can't open an assembly. There are five component parts all of which open just fine.
    I get this error message and M-Files leaves the assembly 'checked out'
    Never seen this before.

    Attached Files:

  2. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member


    The file might be fixable - since you have M-Files, is there an earlier version that you can try rolling back to?

    But before that, open each part in turn, click in workspace, press F5, Save & close. Having done that try the assembly again.
  3. jhiker

    jhiker Alibre Super User

    Hi David - tried opening all the constituent parts, F5 then saving. That didn't work, but I was able to roll back and open that.
    Saved and opened again just fine.
    BTW - any idea what the 'LightPart' refers to in the error message?
  4. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Broadly it's the information that Alibre uses to first show the part on screen, without having to regenerate the part from the Design Explorer 'recipe'. I don't know any more detail than that.
  5. JamesMC

    JamesMC Member

    I have just had this error message pop up on an assembly as well.
    Does anyone have a clever trick to open the assembly?
    All of the parts check out individually, and I've even tried renaming the assembly specific parts and replacing them on open, no dice, still pops up the error.
  6. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Have you tried the advice I gave in post #2 ?
  7. JamesMC

    JamesMC Member

    No, unfortunately I don't have M-files, might have to rebuild the assembly dagnabbit!
  8. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    James -- I am in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT-7). I have a GoToMeeting account that we could use to look at things together. If this "sounds like a plan" to you e-mail me (tangent@olympus.net) with a date & time (be certain to identify your Time Zone) for such a get together. I may (or may not) be able to help. -- Lew
  9. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    I meant the advice to open each part in turn, activate workspace, regenerate, save.
  10. JamesMC

    JamesMC Member

    Ahh, yes tried that, didn't work.

    Thanks for the offer Lew, I just rebuilt it, it wasn't a huge assembly and it the only drawing affected was the concept one to show the client, who had approved it anyway!

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