Did you know that you can create a SOLIDWORKS PDM Search shortcut directly on your desktop?
Being the responsible PDM user that you are, it’s safe to assume that you’re checking in your documents at least once a day? A search shortcut can be a speedy way to round up all the files you currently have checked out minutes before the end of your day and check them in.
You can create a shortcut to any search, but for this example I’m going to show you how to create a shortcut to one of my search favorites – checked out files.
Via Windows Explorer navigate to the SOLIDWORKS PDM installation folder. Default location – C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM
Find the file Search.exe then right-click and select Copy
Navigate to where you’d like to create the shortcut for this example I’ll use my desktop then right-click and select Paste Shortcut
Right-click on the new shortcut and select Properties
Add the following information to the Target field:
“C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Enterprise PDM\Search.exe” “/V:[Vault Name]” “/F:[Search Favorite Name]”
My Vault Name is JavVault, and my favorite search I’d like to point to is called Checked Out Files – Justin W. My target section will look like this:
“C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM\Search.exe” “/V:JavVault” “/F:Checked Out Files – Justin.W“
Now every time I double click this shortcut I have a list of all the files I currently have checked out, which I can easily check-in before the end of my work day.
Learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM
Attend our SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration training course to learn more about creating custom search cards and administering SOLIDWORKS PDM.