I am unable to delete a series parts and assemblies from Windchill as it claims they are being used by another assembly. The catch is, these parts are no longer in my main assembly. I have looked all over the place for the remaining references and am unable to find them.
Is there any way to view these mystery references??
I had an issue with a few other parts that were being remembered from "Replace Part" actions but that is resolved. I am certain this is not the issue I am currently facing.
Once a part is known to Windchill, deleting them is very hard.
While you say the part in question is no longer in your assembly, is it in an older version/iteration of your assembly? If so, it cannot be deleted as there is a reference between the part and assembly.
The only way to remove a part from Windchill is to carefully go down the tree removing drawings, then assemblies and finally the part itself. Check all revisions (versions.iterations) and work backwards from the latest one.
May be easier to rename the part with Obsolete added to the name and move the file(s) to an Obsolete folder.