I am wondering how to open up an assembly in its "as built" mode (as compared to SolidWorks/PDM automatically pulling in the latest versions of all the child parts). Is this a setting somewhere?
Users will always have the latest versions if, "Always work with latest version of files " enabled under > Users > Settings > Explorer tab > Miscellaneous.
Clear off that option and users should be able to open the files using the built versions, When they were inserted into Assembly.
Hope this helps.
Not sure what I'm doing wrong here, but I already have that checkbox cleared and it it still opening up with the latest versions for me.
Is Show working versions of files enabled on the folder permissions for that user ?
Yes it is. To be clear, if I'm checking out a file, then I can clear the "get latest versions" check box in the check out dialog box and open it with the as built versions. The problem is when I try to open read-only, there are no options to change.
Try clearing the local cache of that assembly file, As the latest version has been cached on this machine, I suspect it is associating to a a latest version.
Let me know if this works.
Clearing local cache didn't change anything.
Also, I just noticed that even when checking out the file, it is not pulling in the as built version, but rather, the version I have in my local cache, which is not necessarily the same thing.
Ok, I figured it out. After opening (either read only or not), I just needed to manually tell SolidWorks to open up the last version of the assembly. I had assumed that because I had not created a new version yet (because I was in read only mode or because I hadn't checked in the file yet), that no new version had been created yet and therefore, there was no need to manually select the last version of the assembly, but I was wrong.
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