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    Why am I receiving the error Message, 'Could not locate model or drawing in the original file location'?

    Error message: 'Could not locate model or drawing in original file location'

    January 3rd, 2019

    This article is in regards to an error message you may receive when opening an existing project and trying to locate the original ballooned pdf that you have already saved :

    'Could not locate model or drawing in the original file location'

    What causes this error message and how to fix it?

    1. Cause: The original file of the drawing used was renamed after the project was saved and the drawing is still in the original/correct folder.
      • Solution: Update the Drawing file name to match the file name specified in the error message
    2. Cause: The Drawing was moved to a new folder after the Project was last saved, the folder name changed -OR- the original folder was deleted - Drawing file name was not changed
      • Solution: Follow the prompts by clicking 'Yes' to find the drawing, go to the folder it is currently saved in and select the drawing. Save the Project with the new drawing location
    3. Cause: The Drawing was moved to a new folder after the Project was last saved, the folder name changed -OR- the original folder was deleted - Drawing file name was changed
      • Solution: Go to the Folder the Drawing currently resides in, update the Drawing file name to match the error message. Try opening the Project again. Follow the prompts by clicking 'Yes' to find the drawing, go to the folder it is currently saved in and select the drawing. Save the Project with the new Drawing location
    4. Cause: The original drawing was deleted
      • Solution: Find or Create the Drawing file again, then move or save the Drawing to the Folder referenced in the error message. You can also create a new folder instead, save the Drawing file and then try opening the Project. Follow the prompts by clicking 'Yes' to find the drawing, go to the folder it is currently saved in and select the drawing. Save the Project with the new Drawing location



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