How to determine which SOLIDWORKS PDM Variable is connected to a Data Card Control

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated June 14, 2018


A quick way of determining which SOLIDWORKS PDM Variable is connected to a Data Card Control, is from within the Local Vault View. With the Data Card Tab selected:

Data Card Tab

Data Card Tab

Click on the Help Icon, in the top-right of the lower panel.

Help Button

Help Button

A question mark will appear next to the the mouse cursor:

Question mark mouse pointer

Question mark mouse pointer

Then click on the control to see the SOLIDWORKS PDM Variable attached to that Control.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Variable connected

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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.