Vault View

How to Share a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, we have two options for Attach type; Only for me For all users on this computer Or if creating using the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool; which is essentially the same options, but we can choose either Yes…

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How to use the SOLIDWORKS PDM View Setup Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM View Setup tool

Once the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client software is installed the next step is to setup the Vault View which give the user(s) access to the vault through Windows Explorer. The easiest way to do this is by using the SOLIDWORKS PDM View Setup tool.  It is…

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Are you using Full Row Select in your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Full Row Select is one of the most useful interface options in the PDM Vault View and is often one of the most commonly overlooked. This feature allows you to select a file by clicking in any column, not just the file name. …

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Enabling the Windows Status Bar in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Every so often we’ll get a question from a SOLIDWORKS PDM user about the Windows Status Bar. The Status Bar can provide a lot of useful information for Windows Users, such as the number of files in a folder, number of items selected and the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types in the Windows Explorer Local Vault

There are three SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types available in the Windows Explorer Local Vault: Show Files Show Bills of Materials Show Search Results They can be found under the Display menu as shown below: Show Files Show Files, is the default and most commonly used. This…

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Resolving Issues With Re-Attaching SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Views

If you have had to remove and re-attach a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View on a client computer, you can sometimes encounter an odd Status value which will block you from being able to complete the process of recreating the view:  “Attached; Missing Information“. This is…

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Setting Local Vault View to Display Columns in SOLIDWORKS EPDM

In order to view the columns correctly in the Windows Explorer View of the Local Vault of SOLIDWORKS EPDM. The View Menu for Windows must be set to Details as shown in the figure below. This can be done by clicking on the Windows More Options icon…

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EPDM – Grey Files/Folders in the Local Vault View???

A “grey” file or folder in the vault view means that there is a cached local copy, but the logged in user either does not have read (read file, view working version) permission to that file, or it has been deleted, moved or renamed. There…

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