SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles Reference

Article by Justin Williams updated April 11, 2018

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Within the SOLIDWORKS PDM (Data) Card Editor, there are four different Combobox Styles to list data; Combobox Dropdown, Combobox Simple, Combobox Droplist, and a Listbox:

Combobox Styles

Combobox Styles

I find that I’m always forgetting the difference between them, and it’s not clear from within the editor to see the difference.  The purpose of this article is to act as a SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles cheat sheet, so you no longer have to jump back and forth between explorer and the editor when creating cards.

Combobox Dropdown

Combobox Dropdown

Combobox Dropdown

Combobox Simple

Combobox Simple

Combobox Simple

With a Combobox Dropdown and a Combobox Simple, users have the option to either enter their own value or select one from the list.

Combobox Droplist

Combobox Droplist

Combobox Droplist

Listbox

Listbox

Listbox

With a Combobox Droplist and a Listbox, users only have the option to choose a value from the predefined list.

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Justin Williams

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