SOLIDWORKS EPDM Search Previous Versions Variable

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated June 22, 2015


The Variable “Search Previous Versions” may provide unexpected results if checked while executing an EPDM Search.

Search Card

Search Card

This option will search each version of each file for the search string. When files are copied, the initial version of the copy, will have the same variable values as the original file. This can result in the copied files being included in the search results, even though the variable values were changed in a later version.

EPDM Search Option Enabled

EPDM Search Option Enabled

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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.