When I create a Publish Geometry feature, I always place it in the footer, so that I know where they all are. When I want to make a change in the model, I frequently drag the Insert arrow up to where I want to make the change. When I drag the arrow back down, I have to expand the footer and make sure the Publish Geom features are resumed. If I forget, then try to open the top-level model, it fails, because it can't find the Publish Geometry. I then have to Clip Suppress the top-level assembly, open the source model, resume the Publish Geometry features, return to the top-level model and resume the clip-suppressed features.
The software knows the Publish geometry features are used by other models, so can't it warn me that I have not resumed them, when it detects that I am trying to navigate to a different model?