SOLIDWORKS PDM Search

Use keyboard shortcuts to access searches in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM keyboard shortcuts

There have been lots of enhancements added to the search function within SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, like the new Quick Search and the ability to search multiple variables.  Another enhancement I’m a big fan of, are the keyboard shortcuts we can use to access the search…

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Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as “AND”, “OR”, or “NOT” separated by a space. From previous releases, we know that you can refine your search using various parameters including file name,…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Quick Search Variable Lists

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 File Explorer’s quick search can now be customized for searching for variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM. To do this, a custom quick search variable list must first be configured in the PDM Administration tool: Launch the Administration tool and log into…

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How to include SOLIDWORKS files in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Content Search

After enabling the content search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, by default the Windows Search Service supports indexing the following files types: Microsoft Office files HTML files MIME messages Plain-text files We can include other file types by installing its corresponding third-party iFilter.  After a new…

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How to include PDF files in SOLIDWORKS PDM Content Search

After enabling the content search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, by default the Windows Search Service supports indexing the following files types; Microsoft Office files HTML files MIME messages Plain-text files How to include PDF files in the PDM Content Search We can include other file types…

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How to enable Content Search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Part 2)

In this article, we are going to look at how to enable the content search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional using the Windows Search Service. The following is required: SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional version 2016 SP0 or newer The archive server service must be able to access…

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How to enable Content Search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Part 1)

In this article, we are going to look at how to enable the content search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional using the Windows Search Service. This features requires: SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional version 2016 SP0 or newer The archive server service must be able to access the…

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How to Search All Variables within SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM Search

Ever have a scenario where you’re looking for a specific value but can’t remember which variable it’s stored in?  If you know where the value should be stored (for example part number), searching within SOLIDWORKS PDM is easy as we can search that specific variable…

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Searching Additional Variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 search is a convenient, single search box that is able to search File Names, Folder Names as well as the Comment and Description variables by default, but what if you need to search more variable values? This can be done easily by modifying…

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