EPDM – Indexing the Vault for Content Searching

When you index a vault archive, the search tool can use the content search option to search a document’s contents or properties.

The first step is to set-up the Enterprise PDM index server, on the SQL Server hosting the vault database. The SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Installation Guide (found in the \Support\Guides\<lang>

directory on the installation media) outlines how this is done.

The keys steps include:

  • Verifying the Microsoft Indexing Service installation
  • Updating the vault database with the index server name
  •  Changing the database server login account
  • Changing the SQL Server login account
  • Adding index server filters
  • Rescanning the index catalog
  • Managing vault index catalogs.

Once this is done, the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Administration Guide (available from the Help pull-down in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Administration, or it can be found in the \Support\Guides\<lang>directory on the installation media). Describes how to Index Vault Archives on a SQL Server. It also describes how to Configure the Index Service on a Non-SQL Server and how to Remove a Vault Index.


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