File references can be broken when files are renamed, moved, or deleted. Starting with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011, you can use the new Update References command to repair the broken references.
It is very important to understand that when you check files in to the vault, if the Check In dialog box displays warnings of missing files, cancel the check in. If you ignore the warnings for missing files and check files in, the Update References wizard does not list the missing files.
SolidWorks has developed an API (Application Programming Interface) script that we’ll deal with broken references even after a check-in. Please refer to SolidWorks Knowledgebase article S-044901. The SolidWorks Knowledgebase can be accessed by logging into the SolidWorks Customer Portal at customerportal.solidworks.com
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