First off, our company has put in many, many requests to our
VAR. They have been little to no help. Maybe someone
We are experience two problems that are sort of related.
Thefirst problem occurs when we use several design table
driven partsin an assembly. When the assembly is opened, if
the checkboxin options for "Load all referenced documents"
isn'tchecked, then the assembly will "break". The partsthat
get loaded are all incorrect sizes and shapes. The onlyway to
fix this it to open the referenced parts, and the switchback to the
assembly, and it "fixes" itself. Thework around for this, as
stated above, is to load all referenceddocuments. The
probable reason for this is that our partfiles have part files
inside of part files, inside of part files(we do not want to get
away from this architecture, this is whatmakes SW so powerful for
The second problem is multiplied due to us loaded all
referenceddocuments. Any time we open a part in PDMWE, it
asks us toopen the part "Read only". This requires us toclick
"Yes" for every part we load. Then, after weare done using
the part, even if we make no changes, and say"No" to save changes,
we get more pop ups. It asksus to save the referenced
documents that we opened "Readonly".
I've attached a video that I created with a 3rd party
software. I tried to keep the size down. Rename the file
to .wmv(it's not really a zip file).
I can't imaging that we are the only ones experiencing
theseissues? It's frustrating opening an assembly with 20
thousands. We have SW 3.1, and the latestversion of
We use SW routing and experience very similar issues, we have
touse the get command to make sure our local copy of the PDM
isexactly equal to the network PDM copy, We get the entire
librarystructure on or local area, Since these parts are acting
likelibrary parts and PDM does not support Library parts this
isthe only solution the SW was able to give us.