It is a lot less convenient having to 'Save As' to my local hard drive then replace the component in the assembly every time I want to edit. Parts are stored as read only as part of our PDM system for storing 3D parts for use with Solidworks Electrical.
Is there an option that will allow a referenced read only part file in an assembly to be edited in the context of that assembly? There are times when I want to edit a part just to quickly see how the change would affect the assembly but not permanently change it. To do this you can open a part and modify it as read only with the option to "save-as" but you can not modify the same part in the context of the assembly. Super annoying!