I had a similar issue like this some months back where a few parts had external references
that could not be found by the vault so it would not check them in. It was not until I broke those
references was I able to check it in.
Now granted that was in workgroup but in this case it might be the same issue. I know in workgroup
in the check in dialog if I scrolled all the way over to the right it would show me what the external reference was.
I hope this helps you.
Yep....I went into Find References and then hit the break reference and then I was able to check in the part. Still strange though as to why there appears to be no way to re-establish the link between the files in that instance.
Well, I am glad you at least were able to figure this out and get the part
into the vault.
Did you try using Pack and Go from the SolidWorks File menu? This will gather up all the references for an assembly (including drawings that are in the same folders) and allows you to save everything to a single folder or to maintain the existing folder structure. You would just need to select a location in EPDM, then the SolidWorks reference paths will all be updated to the vault location(s).
We also added a new "Update References" tool in EPDM 2011 that helps find and fix missing file reference issues. It's located under the Tools menu. The tool will search for missing references in the vault and add references that are outside the vault.