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SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree Tool

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE, last updated on May 29, 2016

SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree offers the same functionality as SOLIDWORKS Pack & Go, but it contains file management tools that are built specifically for use with SOLIDWORKS PDM.

Copy Tree is available from the Tools pull-down of the local vault view.

Tools Menu, Local View

Tools Menu, Local View

As  with Pack & Go, the files can be copied to a different folder, including a folder outside of the local vault view. The files can also be saved to a zip file.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree

Copy Files

Like Pack & Go, drawings can be included and path structure can be maintained.  SOLIDWORKS PDM specific tools are also available. These include renaming drawings after their models, regenerating serial numbers, choosing which versions to copy and checking in files with a comment.

Save Options

Save Options

Checked files will be copied

Check files to copy

Check files to copy

And there are search tools to find file warnings, such as files that need rebuilding.

File Warning Options

File Warning Options

The Transform option allows the adding of a prefix or suffix, replacing a text string and renaming a file using a generated serial number.

Transform options

Transform options

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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.

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