Accessing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Local Vault View from the Windows 10 Taskbar

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated October 11, 2017


Recently I was asked how to add a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View shortcut, to the Windows Taskbar. I was told that in previous Windows releases, this was possible. I did some research and found that this was never possible; in previous releases of Windows, but it was possible in the first preview of Windows 10.

There is a way to access the SOLIDWORKS PDM Local Vault View from the Windows 10 Taskbar, this is done by:

  1. Right-clicking on the Windows Explorer Icon, in the Windows Taskbar
  2. Then clicking on the PDM Local Vault View.
Accessing SOLIDWORKS PDM Local Vault View

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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.