SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse view in the Where Used tab

Article by Samir Lohmann updated September 29, 2020


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2021 introduces the possibility to show a Treehouse view from any file’s Where Used tab.

With the Treehouse view, you can visually navigate through all assemblies and drawings that use a file. This can save you the time you would take to browse to different parent components from the List view, and many times having to browse back to the original file. You can also select one or multiple files and use the context menu (right-click) to check-out, check-in, browse to files, and start many other actions.

To enable this functionality, simply navigate to the Where Used tab, press the button on the top right corner of the tab, and select Treehouse view.

Enabling the Tree House View

Enabling the Treehouse View

NOTE: This functionality was already present in the Contains tab since version 2020 SP2, thus some people may have missed this because it was not part of a major release. It is always a good idea to check out what’s new in every Service Pack. You may find a hidden gem.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse

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Samir Lohmann

Samir Lohmann is a certified SOLIDWORKS Data Management specialist. He has worked with different engineering data management systems since 1999 and helped hundreds of companies since then. He started working with SOLIDWORKS PDM in 2008 and is a member of the Javelin team since 2016.