How to change user name to full name in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Article by Nadeem Akhtar updated July 1, 2020


In SOLIDWORKS PDM, the user name can be changed to full name displayed in the “Checked Out By” column.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Checked Out By Column

SOLIDWORKS PDM Checked Out By Column

This can be completed on any client machine.

  • Login to the vault in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool as Admin
  • Right-click on Users tab and select Settings…

    User Settings

  • In Explorer tab, check box for Show full user names under Miscellaneous 


    Show Full User Names

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Nadeem Akhtar

Nadeem Akhtar is a PDM Applications Analyst based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.