I copied an assembly will all components into a network directory for "Rip and Tear" testing. All the components to this very simple two part assembly are present in the same network folder. When I open the assembly, all components are suppressed. I can browse for each one, and they are indeed found in the network folder. This works, but is time consuming. I can also open the components first, then the assembly. Since they are in session, the assembly opens normally.
If I attempt to open from SolidWorks Open menu, I do get a report:
Instancd of the following were suppressed with this file was opened.
\\mainoffice\engineers\PA RnD\Kent\TestFiles\sldWorks\ManifoldTest20.025.14-50.SLDPRT Unable to locate the file
\\mainoffice\engineers\PA RnD\Kent\TestFiles\sldWorks\ManifoldTest\900387.SLDPRT Unable to locate the file
This is bogus, because I can physically see that the files are right there
If I copy the network folder with the Solidworks files to a local directory, I can open the assembly as expected. All the components are found. So, this seems to be only a network problem.
Anyone found this problem as well. I am running SolidWorks 2016.