External references

Discussion created by Guest on Nov 3, 2006
I have just started working for a company that is not very familiar with some of the features that Solidworks provides. I have been designing parts which have external references to each other, this allows all parts related to the changing part to update automatically. All drawings also update automatically when opened. The problem is that we get into some heated discussions everytime somone unfamiliar designing with Solidworks needs to open the files or make changes to them. I have been asked not to mate any parts or create external references to each other(lines, cuut-outs etc...). I call this style of designing DUMMY PARTS. Any help will be greatly appreciated.