SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 New Column Configuration Controls

Article by Justin Williams updated November 11, 2020

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Included with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, are controls within the columns node, giving more control to customize the view so the content you care about is where it’s needed.

New Column Configuration Controls

 

Columns Tab

Move to Top/Bottom

Allows users to quickly sort the variables, moving them to the required location.

Configuring Column Sets - Move to Top-Bottom

 

Sort Column

Allows users to select the variable to be used for the default sorting and assort it in ascending or descending order

Configuring Column Sets - Sort Column

Configuring Column Sets – Sort Column

Reset Button

Clears any customizations and returns everything to default

Configuring Column Sets - Reset

Configuring Column Sets – Reset

Look for variable in given list of configurations

Available within the File List Type.  Allows users to define a list of configuration names to look for the variable.

Configuring Column Sets - Variable in list

Configuring Column Sets – Variable in list

Permissions Tab

View\Preferred

These can be assigned at the group or the user level.  View allows the user/group to access the column set, Preferred assigns the default if the user/group has multiple columns sets available.

Configuring Column Sets - Permissions Tab

Configuring Column Sets – Permissions Tab

 

This can also be set via the User or Group Properties;

Configuring Column Sets - Via Groups

Configuring Column Sets – Via Groups

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Custom column creation, along with many more customization tools are covered in detail within our Administering SOLIDWORKS PDM course.  Helping people to configure the vault exactly to their needs, creating a more efficient working space for users.

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Justin Williams

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