Flexible Retrieval of Referenced Files During Check Out – new in SolidWorks EPDM

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated April 14, 2014


The manner in which referenced files are handled during check-out can now be controlled by an administrator. These options control whether reference files will be automatically selected when performing a get latest. To use these options Auto select reference files to get latest when checking out, must be selected, in the User Settings.

The options are:

  • Check out files silently without showing the checkout dialog box. This option hides the Check-out dialog box and prevents referenced files from being checked out.
  • Try to check out all referenced files when the referencing file is checked out. When a user checks out a file all referenced documents are checked out if possible.

If both of the options are selected, then all possible references will be checked out automatically.

Reference Dialog Settings

Reference Dialog Settings

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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.