2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2016 8:09 AM by Jim Sculley

    SW/EPDM Reference Confusion Mystery

    Jim Sculley

      I have a set of test files with a simple assembly structure.  Assembly ABC.sldasm contains A.sldprt, B.sldprt and C.sldasm.  The assembly C.sldasm contains D.sldprt and E.sldprt.  Parts A and D have drawings.  Assemblies ABC and C also have drawings.  All files are stored in the same folder in the vault.  Everything is checked in.  If I open ABC.sldasm, the EPDM tree looks like this:


      All appears to be well.  However, if I attempt to check out the assembly, model A.sldprt and its associated drawing A.slddrw do not appear in the checkout dialog:


      Similarly, the contains tab for ABC.sldasm does not show A or its drawing:

      In SolidWorks, File...Find References shows A.sldprt:

      As does the 'References' button from the File...Open dialog:

      The EPDM Copy Tree function, however, shows no sign of A or its drawing:


      Yet when I open the copy (which was placed outside the vault), it is pointing back to the original in the vault:


      I am convinced that EPDM 2016 has one or more fundamental flaws with reference management that were not present in 2015.  I have been using this same set of test files for 4 years with no problems until EPDM 2016.  This is the second odd behavior I have noted.  The first can be found here.

        • Re: SW/EPDM Reference Confusion Mystery
          Charley Saint

          I'm curious if the info every got into the database, mind running this query it will output everything for every version:


          with xrefsrec as

          (select documentid, RevNr, XRefDocument, XRefRevNr, 0 as [level] from XRefs where documentid = (select top 1 documentid from Documents where filename = 'ABC.SLDASM')

          union all

          select xr.documentid, xr.RevNr, xr.XRefDocument, xr.XRefRevNr, [level] + 1 as [level] from XRefs xr

          inner join xrefsrec on xr.DocumentID = xrefsrec.xrefdocument)


          xrr.level ,d.filename, xrr.XRefRevNr


          documents d

          inner join xrefsrec xrr on d.documentid = xrr.XRefDocument