Adding a Search Favorite in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Article by Justin Williams updated July 22, 2016


In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional you can add a Search Favorite, making it quicker and easier to access frequently used searches via Windows Explorer. Listed below are the steps to create a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Search Favorite:

Favorite Searches

Favorite Searches

To save a search simply expand the favorites drop-down and select Add To Favorites option as shown in the figure below:

Add To Favorites

Add To Favorites

Within the Add to Favorites dialog, give the favorite a name, select the users and groups who may see and edit the favorite.

Add To Favorites Dialog

Add To Favorites Dialog

Click ‘OK‘ and the search is saved.  Now your search is never more than two clicks away within Windows Explorer:

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Search Favorite

Search Favorite

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM

Attend our SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration training course to learn more about creating custom search cards and administering SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.