I'm doing a project for a client in SW2006 (SP5.1) having some issues with referenced parts. I've got a bunch of parts that have "in context" sketch relationships referenced in higher-level assemblies.
Now, I'm having some troubles with the relationships going "out of context" when I open the parts without the assembly. Despite ticking the "open all references" in options, whenever I open the parts in isolation (without the master assembly open) the configurations fall over and fail to update as they are "out of context". Is there any way you can force SolidWorks to open any referenced parts/assemblies when you open a part with referenced "in context" relationships? I was pretty sure there was but the option I thought it was doesn't seem to be doing it much.
The option I've chosen is: Tools--->Options--->System Options--->Load Referenced Documents--->All
The only other option I'll have, I fear, is to get the part open and working properly then "lock" the external references... which is less than desirable.
I generally steer clear of in-context references where I can, and I can engineer them out.... but the client has already generated a lot of data using this and I'm reluctant to go through and make wholesale backtrack changes if I can help it.