We have our manufacturing department make a derived part to do their programming on. By doing this it allows them to work on a model that updates if any changes are made to the released model and do any changes they need to do in order to do their programming etc without effecting or even having Read/Write access to the released model.
However some of our legacy data we have weldments that were made using assemblies. Is their a way to maintain the same dependancies that we have with a derived part with an assembly? Saving the assembly as a part breaks this connection. Inserting a new part and joining them get's a little messy with large weldments.
Any other options?