Error 107 - Can't Save!

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Error 107 - Can't Save!

Postby JakeMM » Mon May 22, 2017 6:34 pm

This has happened a few times within a day now...

Working absolutely fine, saving regularly (and autosaving regularly). All of a sudden it will stop saving and bring up Error 107.

When this happens, I can't save, and I can't press "File > Save As" to overwrite, or save it as a new document.

I can copy everything over into a new document and save that absolutely fine, so there's no issue with the geometry or file name...

It keeps happening randomly. I'm working and saving a file regularly, and then all of a sudden it will throw that error and I'm stuck.

It's quite annoying (and scary!)

I'm running Sketchup Layout 17.2.2554, on a MacBook Pro which is running the most up to date operating system Sierra 10.12.4
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Re: Error 107 - Can't Save!

Postby marcdurant » Mon May 22, 2017 10:39 pm

Error 107 indicates that there's an entity in your document that references an external file that is now missing. This could hypothetically happen if you inserted a file, then immediately renamed/moved/deleted that file, then saved the LayOut file - but I can't seem to duplicate the issue that way myself. Are you doing any workflows that involve inserting and then renaming/moving/deleting the original file?
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Re: Error 107 - Can't Save!

Postby JakeMM » Mon May 22, 2017 11:16 pm

I was adding an image over the top of my Layout file to act as a watermark, before I exported a PDF.

As Layout doesn't have opacity control for shapes or text (at least, I don't think it does?), I created an image in photoshop and saved it as 20% opacity. This was too light, so I kept re-saving the file in Photoshop at higher opacities (25%, 30%, 35%) etc until I was happy with how it looked.

Rather than re import the image every time, the quickest way was to overwrite the original watermark.png file, that I'd saved on my desktop, and then right click in Layout and update the reference (similar to the workflow of editing a Sketchup file and updating the Layout document).

I also deleted this watermark at different times, and then copied and pasted it back from other pages within the document.

Edit: Further to this. Leaving the image in the file is fine (and I think it does save). The issue comes when the image is deleted. I also tried Edit>Undo to undelete the broken image. The image comes back, but it still won't save. Also purging the image out didn't bring back the save feature.
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