EPDM – Adding a viewer to EPDM

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated May 5, 2013

A default viewer can be assigned to preview selected file types from the Local Vault View. In the EPDM Admin Tool, either under the Group or User Node, right click on a group or user and select Settings.

User Node

Select the Viewer tab and left click on Add.

viewer tab

Under Installed Viewers, enter the file extension(s) that will be associated with the viewer. Multiple file types are separated with commas.


Browse or enter the full path to the viewer application.



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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.