Several months ago I created part templates for some of the common parts my company uses. These are parts where generally the length is the only thing that changes. For example we have a push bar that is basically a tube bent into a U and has bolt holes 6 inches from each end. The only difference is how wide it is. Someone can create a new part from the part template edit the width to the size they need and done. Today I went to make a new template. I made the part and saved it as part template. Then I went to test it by creating a new part from the template and ran into a problem. Any reference in the model after the first feature was lost. Sketch plane, relations, dimensions all lost.
In an attempt to determine the problem I opened one of the old templates and saved it as a copy. That model then blew up as well. So I can't make new templates and I can't modify old ones. There have been 2 changes to our system since I made the original templates. One, I updated Solidworks to a newer version of 2014. Two we started using a pdm system, GrabCAD Workbench. I can't figure out how either one would be causing this problem though. I tried creating the template both in and out of the PDM system with no luck. Any thoughts?