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SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types in the Windows Explorer Local Vault

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated July 30, 2018

There are three SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types available in the Windows Explorer Local Vault:

  • Show Files
  • Show Bills of Materials
  • Show Search Results

They can be found under the Display menu as shown below:

SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types

SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types

Show Files

Show Files, is the default and most commonly used. This is the view, that displays the files and folders, that are part of your vault.

Show Files

Show Files

Show Bills of Materials

Show Bills of Materials, will display all Named (saved)  BOMs, in a selected folder.

Show Bills of Materials

Show Bills of Materials

Show Search Results

Show Search Results, will show a selected Search Card and once the Search is launched, will display the results of the Search.

Show Search Results

Show Search Results

Additional Search Cards can be selected from the Search menu, in the top-right of the Vault View.

Search Cards

Search Cards

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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.

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