Unable to save title block libraries on Vector Works Architecture

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Hello All,

I tried creating a new title block on Vectorworks Architecture and when I try to save it to the Title Blocks Libraries, I am prevented from doing so by an error message that says the file is in read only mode and should a copy be created with a new name. The file was not set to be read only at any point. And I am the only user on this machine and have full administrative access. Do we need to create a separate library folder to save the custom title blocks? I did not find this as a requirement in any of the tutorials. Friends, have any ideas from your end? Please put forward. Thanking you for all the suggestions in advance.



The file is currently in a read only state (file may be in use by another application). Do you want to open a copy of it with a new name?

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Unable to save title block libraries on Vector Works Architecture


If the file is originally stored on your hard drive, since there is no way you can save the file at this point, close the application and restart your computer. Run Vectorworks and load the file again. Make sure to open the file normally and not as a read-only.

Sometimes in other applications, there is an option when opening a file if you want to open it as a read-only or as a copy. If the problem continues, close the application and restart your computer. Disable your antivirus for the meantime. Open Vectorworks and then open the file. See if the file is still in read-only state.

Try also reinstalling the application. Uninstall Vectorworks then click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and select Disk Cleanup. Select drive C and click OK. Check “Temporary files” and click OK. Wait until it is finished and restart the computer. Install Vectorworks and try it again. See if it works.

You can also upgrade to the latest version. To download, visit Vectorworks Architect 2014. This version supports Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and Windows 8. It also requires QuickTime. Download the latest version from QuickTime 7 Download. For Mac users, it requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.

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