Is it possible for file links or imports to corrupt a Revit file? We've got a corrupted project file that I can't get open, and can't get the backup files to open either. I've tried opening the backups, but the backup list doesn't go far enough back to get to the files I need. I have a hunch that one of the many, many links is corrupting the file somehow. I'm trying to open a backup file from the day before the links were inserted, but the backup directory doesn't go back far enough. Does the "rollback" feature help me here? Instead, I just opened the backup from the earliest date on the list, and I am currently just going through and deleting the links I think are the problem.
The staff on that project says the problem started occurring after they imported a bitmap file. Someone on here can confirm my suspicion, but I think it's a problem to have so many links and imports in the project. After browsing through the links, there's 40 CAD files either linked or imported. That doesn't seem so bad, but when I looked through the drawing list, but there are at least 100 drafting views and almost every single one of them has an image file of some sort inserted into the project. I've always spread the word in my office to use links and imports sparingly for fear of this very thing. Does anybody know a good philosophy on how to use links, imports and image inserts? How often to do it, when to avoid it, etc? Doesn't it increase your file size and regeneration times and apparently your risk of corruption?