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Unexplained DWG reference "broken link"(s)




We have several projects in which DWG reference links seem to "break", even though nothing changes about the VW and DWG files, their names and locations, network setup etc.


The navigator suddenly displays red "Broken link" text and the reference contents are not visible anymore.


The situation can be fixed by manually locating the "broken" (not really broken) link and updating.


We have a network drive for projects at \\\, a setup that hasn't changed for years.


We run Windows 7 and 10 64-bit PC's.


Any ideas about a fix would be much appreciated.

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Hi JMR, did you ever find a fix for this issue? We are having the same problem

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Unfortunately no. 


With 2019 SP3 I have to check this though - the update was very recent so too early to say.


One thing related to this was, that for some reason, the referenced viewport  class settings sometimes reset to invisible, thus creating the illusion of the reference disappearing. 



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