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SolidWorks error message "The selected file has already been imported"

Question asked by Michael McFarland on Mar 31, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2017 by John Stoltzfus

Hello. Running SW 2017 SP2. I've started an Assembly, building a Lego kit (for fun & practice). The parts are Inventor .ipt files. When I try to insert a Component that I have inserted in a previous step I get the message "The selected file has already been imported". I'm fairly new to SW, I haven't gotten this message when building other Assemblies while inserting .sldprt Components. Using Copy with Mates would be more time consuming that Insert Component - I believe. Any advice please? Thank you!