I have parts which have a smart feature that puts mounting holes into other parts they are assembled with.
I've recently started using Solidworks PDM, and now when I activate the smart feature of these parts, I get a warning that I can't edit them because they aren't checked out. Then, when I save the assembly, it wants to save a copy of those parts.
This doesn't make sense to me. Activating the smart feature isn't editing the part and I shouldn't need to save a new version of the part.
I don't want to have to check these parts out, just to use their smart feature, but I'll test that out.
Am I missing something?