SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 File Explorer Enhancements & Keyboard Shortcuts

Article by Nadeem Akhtar updated October 15, 2020


One of the best features of SOLIDWORKS PDM has been the integration with Windows Explorer. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the ribbon control of Microsoft® Windows® File Explorer is available in SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer along with new keyboard shortcuts:

Windows Explorer SOLIDWORKS PDM Tab

Windows Explorer SOLIDWORKS PDM Tab

  • The file list and the search result lists also support all Windows File Explorer view types except for Content.
  • Click on the blue person icon to change the Language and view the About information of the installed SOLIDWORKS PDM product.
Setting language option

Setting language option

  • The support for Back and Forward from Windows Explorer Address bar are accessible.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Keyboard Shortcuts

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, you can use keyboard shortcuts for commonly used commands such as Check-In or Check-Out:

PDM ActionKeyboard Shortcut
Check InCTRL + I
Check OutCTRL + O
Undo Check OutCTRL + U
Change StateCTRL + T
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Nadeem Akhtar

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