I recently had reason to delete the vault view on my laptop. That account was set to cache my entire vault for offline use off site.
I noticed that after the vault view was deleted the cached solidworks files remained in the vault directory structure, but as a windows file structure.
I deleted all that and recreated my new vault view.
But now I'm left wondering if those left over files had valid links so, if the cache was complete, would all the assemblies work and find their parts without the involvement of the PMS database?
Has anyone experimented with this?
I might try if I can find time...