We've been using configurations and design tables to create tabulated drawings showing dash-numbered variations of certain parts. It seems to work fine, but I'm seeing a strange symptom when these parts are included in an assembly.
I understand that if I change a part model, the assembly that changes it must be rebuilt, but normally the reverse is not true; if I change an assembly, it doesn't require a part used in that assembly to be rebuilt. With these configured/tabulated parts it does.
When I open an assembly which uses these parts I get a dialog warning that the part itself is being changed but that I can't save the changes because it's not checked out. How can opening an assembly cause the part being reference to change? This only happens with parts that have design-table driven configurations and tabulated drawings.