Creating and using SOLIDWORKS PDM Labels

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated April 30, 2018


SOLIDWORKS PDM Labels are used to add a note to a version of a file. Once added, Labels can be used in searches, as well as adding information to a file’s History. Labels in many ways perform the same functions as Version Comments, but unlike a version comment, a Label can be added without creating a new version.

To add a Label, in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Local Vault View, select one or more files, or select folder(s).

Next from the Modify pull-down select Label.

Modify Label

Modify Label

In the dialog box, enter a Name for the Label. Optionally, a Comment can be added.

Create label dialog

Create label dialog

When applying Labels from the folder, Labels can be added to sub-folders and files contained within the sub-folder, by selecting  Recursive.

Create recursive label

Create recursive label

Once created, the Label can be viewed and modified from the File’s History. To delete the Label, clear the Name

SOLIDWORKS PDM Labels in File history

File history includes labels

Once created Labels can be used to Search for files and folders.

Search using a label

Search using a label

NOTE that Labels are only available with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

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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.