Im still testing this issue on various releases, but I CANT believe it existed in 2009. You all know I use file links religiously, and if this behavior was present in 2008/2009 I would have seen it doing all the Linked Retail models I was doing (14 models and HUNDREDS of views). Can someone confirm or deny that this has always been the case?
Take two worksetted projects as follows (all RAC2010 SP2, workshared):
Model “Main Building”
Two users are both in local copies of “Main Building.” USER ONE opens up a local file of “Outparcel” and creates a new view PLAN. They then SWC. In “Main Building”, they reload the Linked File “Outparcel.” They then create a new view in “Main Building” called PLAN-OUTPARCEL, and in VG they set RVT:Link:Outparcel to “By Linked View: PLAN.” They then SWC, and close the file.
Meanwhile, USER TWO has been in “Main Building” the whole time, working or idle (has no effect). Theyre working somewhere entirely different in the project. After USER ONE leaves, USER TWO works a while longer and then SWC’s. USER TWO closes the file and leaves.
Both come in the next day, and open Main Building with “Create new local.” The view PLAN-OUTPARCEL no longer is set to By Linked View: PLAN… It is set to BY LINKED VIEW (in the first RVT:Link screen) but then when you click to enter VG of the RVT:Link, it is set to None (by host view). Wtf happened??????
In essence what weve found is this: The last person to SWC has to have the latest version of all the Linked Files, or it breaks all the Linked Views. Ill be mind-blown if its always been this way. I have a central file here I built at my last job with HUNDREDS of Linked Views from 13 different files, and I was setting them up with 5 people working with me. Theres no way I wouldn’t have seen this before.
Im going to test in 2009 ASAP, but this cant be normal behavior… Can it?