We use ArcSDE to allow multiple users (both in my office and elsewhere) to access feature classes that my office maintains. We also use cartographic representations for many of our feature classes.
For some reason, those feature classes which have cartographic representations will always load the representation as the default symbolization when they're imported into ArcMap (rather than feature symbology).
This is a problem for GIS users outside our office. When they bring in our feature classes without using a layer file, they see our representations, which are not an accurate representation of the spatial location of the data, rather than the feature symbology. This can throw them off.
Is there any way to make the features load with default symbology rather than with their representations?