Search Tool

List all Logged In SOLIDWORKS PDM Users

Using the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional search tool, we can complete a search to list all logged in users. Importing the Users Search Card Via the Administration Tool; open the card editor; Select File > Import Navigate to the client installation files and select all(Search Complete)_gb.crd for English Select > Open Default location of the client install files is; C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS PDM\Default Cards Save the card List all logged in users Open the Search Tool Select the Show Users search Leave the User name field blank Check Show logged in users box Clear the Show non-logged in users box Select Search   This will return a list of all users who are currently logged in to the vault. Scenarios where this may be useful… Scenario 1: Upgrading the vault For a vault upgrade, we strongly recommend that all files are checked in, and users are logged out.  Using this search we can ensure all…

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Managing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Search Favorites

Edit or Delete SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Favorites

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, users can set up custom Search Favorites to dramatically speed up the process of finding relevant files.  This is great functionality that can be a huge time saver, however, sometimes things can get a little out of hand and Search Favorites can become too much of a good thing. Editing and Deleting SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Favorites While creating Search Favorites is a pretty easy process, deleting, or editing the existing Search Favorites isn’t quite as clear.  In fact this cannot be done through the integrated Search within the vault view.  Search Favorites can only be managed through the standalone PDM Search Tool. To launch the Search Tool, click the drop arrow beside the Search icon on the PDM toolbar in the vault view and select the “Search Tool …” In the standalone PDM Search Tool, it’s possible to right-click on each Search Favorite in the list and…

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