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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Windows Explorer Document Preview Enhancements

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated September 25, 2016

There are new enhancements for the SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Preview Tab in the Windows Explorer Vault view. If eDrawings is being used as the viewer and Display > Options, in the local Vault view, is set to ‘Show Full UI in SOLIDWORKS preview‘…

SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Options

SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Options

…you can now display an exploded view of an assembly.

Explode command in the Preview tab

Explode command in the Preview tab

In addition, the Preview Panel Card view , can now be turned off.

Card Preview Enabled

Card Preview Enabled

Which allows you to display a larger eDrawings view of your SOLIDWORKS document.

Card Preview Disabled

Card Preview Disabled

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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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