Having a bit of an issue here................well, a really big issue.
Here is my problem. I created an assy months ago. I created a new part within the assy and then saved it as an external part. Renamed the assy and the part months ago. I renamed the assy and the part appropriately and had no problems with the assy and part recognizing that the part had in context references to the assy.
Just now today I opened the part. The in context references are now pointing to the very original assy/part configuration. In other words, I created an assy and before I named the assy, I inserted a new part into the assy. THE SAME NAMES ARE EVEN THERE. However, as you can see, it doesn't recognized an external assy as being referenced in the dialog.
I am going to make a statement here. I know what I am doing when it comes to in context referencing, etc. Please let me know if you have seen something like this and you know what I am talking about and if there is any resolution to it.
My first attempt to fix:
Go into SW explorer and point the part to the assy. However, it was already pointing to it. I even tried switching the part's reference assy to something else and then switching it back konwing this was a Solidworks hiccup. It wouldn't even let me change the parts reference assy.............
2nd attempt to fix:
Bite the bullet and break all the references. Even after I do that, it still is pointing to the Part1^Assem1 reference and it won't let me saying I can't create multiple assy in-context references (although I do have the option checked that allows me to create in context references in multiple assy's on the same part.
I have 6 other parts in this assy that are created in a similar fashion and they are ok.