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Configured models being changed by referencing assemblies ?

Question asked by Brian Dalton on Apr 5, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2012 by Brian Dalton

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.

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