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"Warning! Cannot read file plan."

jetthvn
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a fix for Archicad not allowing you to open shared downloaded files. Files shared between myself and the company architect will allow him to open the same file that I cannot. I have the most recent software update and all the same hardware specs as him. Would anyone know what to do to fix this? Below is a picture of the message I receive:

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Lee Hankins
Advisor

That error normally displays when you are trying to open it with the wrong version of Archicad. The only way you can work on a file at the same time together is through Teamwork. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010 and Apple Silicon
macOS Monterey (12.5)

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

As Lee said, the only time I have seen that message is if I was trying to open a file made in a new version with and older version of Archicad.

i.e. the file was saved in version 26 and you are trying to open it in 25.

 

If you go to the FILE menu > OPEN dialogue, and select the file, you should see the version number of the file.

If you see nothing it means it is a version newer that your currently open Archicad and can't be opened.

 

BarryKelly_0-1660180171942.png

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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Solution
Lee Hankins
Advisor

That error normally displays when you are trying to open it with the wrong version of Archicad. The only way you can work on a file at the same time together is through Teamwork. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010 and Apple Silicon
macOS Monterey (12.5)

Steve1
Contributor

Sometimes windows blocks downloaded files. Try right clicking on the file and opening the properties tab. If it has an option to unblock the file down the bottom of the general tab, tick that hit OK and try again.

Still no luck sadly.

Solution
Barry Kelly
Moderator

As Lee said, the only time I have seen that message is if I was trying to open a file made in a new version with and older version of Archicad.

i.e. the file was saved in version 26 and you are trying to open it in 25.

 

If you go to the FILE menu > OPEN dialogue, and select the file, you should see the version number of the file.

If you see nothing it means it is a version newer that your currently open Archicad and can't be opened.

 

BarryKelly_0-1660180171942.png

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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