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Cannot access assembly or drawings

Question asked by Kevin Quigley on Mar 16, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 19, 2009 by Jeff Hamilton
Anyone ever come across this one - it is new to me after 10 years of SW use! Today I was editing an assembly and a couple of in context parts refused to update no matter what I tried. So I decided to create an identical new part and place it in the assembly in a bottom up manner with mates.

So I'm editing the assembly, adding the new one in, deleting the old part and have a part open. When I switch back to the assembly I get the error message "this assembly is unavailable as a component is in rollback" (or words to that effect). So I cannot edit the assembly. I open the linked drawing, and get the same error. I close all open part files so I only have the assembly and the drawing open - same thing. I then open each part in the assembly and none are in rollback. I am stuck. I cannot close the assembly or the drawing file as all menus are greyed out.

In the end I cut my losses and rebooted the machine and started again.

So the question is, if I get that kind of message wouldn't it be so much more valuable to actually say WHAT component is in rollback and offer the user the opportunity to edit it ?