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:
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.
With a Combobox Dropdown and a Combobox Simple, users have the option to either enter their own value or select one from the list.
With a Combobox Droplist and a Listbox, users only have the option to choose a value from the predefined list.