I seem to have run into a problem with importing zones into the attribute manager in AC23. I tried using the default Australian template and exporting out the current set of zones into an xml file then re-importing that same XML file into AC23. I get the following error.
“The selected Attribute file could not be loaded. The file may have been created from a different Archicad version, or uses an incorrect format.”
Can anyone else replicate the issue? I am using AC23 AUS release 5010. Should I reinstall Archicad on my machine?
Thank you very much for the reports and I am very sorry for the issue!
Such errors usually come from invalid character in the exported XML, however I was unable to find it in Zone Categories. I will have our colleagues at Technical Support team to take a closer look. Once we have a conclusion I will let you know!
We have concluded the investigation! It turned out to be a defect in AC23 alone. The issue arises with how we handle special character in import/export XMLs. In this particular case, there is a "/" character in zone #6 RESIDENTIAL LIVING/KITCHEN. If you remove the "/", the XML can be reimported back to Archicad.
We will address this issue in Update 3 of Archicad 23. Thank you very much for raising this issue, and I am very sorry for the inconvenience! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask me again!