SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Redesigned in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Article by Justin Williams updated October 1, 2018

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 has undergone a complete redesign for SOLIDWORKS 2019, creating an enhanced more responsive system, with a focus on improved user experience resulting in the most powerful version of the tool yet.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 2019 vs 2018

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 2019 vs 2018

Some of my favorite new enhancements are:

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar allows users to quickly access different folders using breadcrumbs;

New PDM Web2 navigation bar

New PDM Web2 navigation bar

Action Bar

The Change State, Check Out/Undo Check OutDownload and Delete, commands are all easily accessible via the action bar;

New SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Action Bar

New SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Action Bar

Upload and Check In

Via explorer; drag and drop files to upload and check in:

Drag and drop files to Check In

Drag and drop files to Check In

Search Bar

Take control of your searches by specifying the location between Current folder, Current & Subfolders and All Folders;

New SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Search

New SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Search

Additional enhancements include:

  • Enhanced file list
    • The file list is a continuous scrolling list that lets users browse the vault directory content.  Previously, the file list was paginated so users had to navigate through multiple pages.
  • Choose column
    • Select or clear the columns to appear in the file list. When you add a column, its width adjusts automatically.
  • Resize and sort column
    • Resize the columns on pages with a column view including the Where Used and Contains tabs.
  • User Interface Improvements
    • Web2 is now more adaptive with responsiveness to various device sizes and browser window sizes for the:
      • Log In Screen
      • File List
      • File Preview

Wrap Up…

All these enhancements provide more functionality to external users not connected to the network, allowing them to continue their work while offsite or on the road.

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Justin Williams

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