SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-In Task Pane Customization [VIDEO]

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE created/updated October 26, 2015

The File List area of the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Add-In provides lots of valuable information about the active file in SOLIDWORKS.  By default there are columns showing information such as “Workflow State”, “Checked Out By” and “Version” as well as “Revision” information.

But these columns can be customized to report any information that EPDM knows about the file, including any variables from the Data Cards.

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Add-in

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Add-in

To add columns to the File List area of the EPDM Add In:

Step 1:  Go to the Enterprise PDM drop down menu in SOLIDWORKS, and select “Options”.

EPDM Options

EPDM Options

Step 2:  Go to the “View Setting” tab and in the Display Information section, click the drop list for “Information to display:”.  Find the variable that you would like to display in the File List and select it.

Select Variable[s] to display

Select Variable[s] to display

Step 3:  Check the option to “Display in a column of it’s own” and give the column a caption.

Display options

Display options

Step 4:  The new column will be placed at the far right of the File List, drag the column header to re-position the column as desired.

New column added

New column added

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

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