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Offline hansibull

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Error saving PCB
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:35:49 pm »
Hi!
I've been learning Altium Designer (17) for a little while now, and there's espesially one issue I haven't been able to figure out yet.
I've designed a four layer board with four schematic files with a "Top Level" to tie them all together. All components are from my own custom component library.

The "save error" I'm about to describe seems to appears if there's been a while since I last saved, and a lot of changes to the board. When trying to save the PCB file (Circuit.PcbDoc) I first get this warning message:



after clicking Yes, this message appears:



No matter what I do, I can't save or duplicate the file, and the only option is (as far as I know) to close the file and loose all recent changes. Have anybode seen this error before?
 

Offline DerekG

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 11:47:13 pm »
No matter what I do, I can't save or duplicate the file, and the only option is (as far as I know) to close the file and loose all recent changes.

What about opening the last "History Backup" file?
I also sat between Elvis & Bigfoot on the UFO.
 

Offline kiran_shrestha

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 05:02:54 pm »
Are you syncing your folder online using any kind of software, cause I remember , I was not able to save my file and some time losing file while i used google drive to sync the folder.
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Offline DerekG

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 02:28:25 pm »
Also take a look at your Altium license.

Does it say "Infinite"?
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Offline T3sl4co1l

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 07:13:15 pm »
File modification and permission warnings/errors can be avoided by saving into a new file.  Then close out things, check that the old and new files are as they should be, and continue.  Say, by deleting the old one and renaming the new file, or saving the new file as the original filename.

If /that/ doesn't work, you may have...limited options.  Like, DXP core is crashing so hard that it can't even save anymore, and your last 10 minutes or whatever of work are toast.

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 01:23:35 pm »
Can the dot characters in the file path be a problem (h.bull.laudm) ?
Also is enough free space on the hard drive?
 

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 01:35:58 pm »
Here is one more from a tutorial
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Warning: Do not use spaces or dashes (-) in file names or project names. Use
underscores if necessary
 

Offline technotronix

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 08:48:06 pm »
It seems already the file is saved to your system. The error seems like duplicate file is there.
 

Offline aandrew

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 07:05:23 am »
This is a problem even in AD17 and AD18. It has to do with the file being stored to a network share (even a mapped network share). You can use save as and save it to a local drive, quit altium, copy the file(s) where they belong and restart, oftentimes having to update the project as well because it will have "helpfully" remembered that you saved to a local drive.

It has nothing to do with syncing software nor altium licensing. I've seen this exact problem with my wife's accounting software as well. Some applications are just not network-aware and throw up their hands when something doesn't work perfectly the first time due to network timing or some other minor network issue.

 

Offline snoopy

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 11:14:38 am »
I had exactly the same problem recently as the OP and it seem to happen after I made a lot of modifications to the board so then I only made a few mods at a time before saving the file. Now the problem seems to have gone away for now. Bazaar to say the least !

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Offline mairo

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Re: Error saving PCB
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 08:06:03 pm »
I have also seen this problem in AD17. The PCB files seems to get 'saved' as .$$$ files.
I think with me the issue was present when working on large designs and using a USB memory stick for storing/loading the projects from and as sometimes these devices get disconnected, I thought the issue was because of that. Have not seen this in AD18 yet.
 


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