Vault View

How to search files checked out by SOLIDWORKS PDM users

In the SOLIDWORKS PDM Complete Search card, files can be searched using user information. Under Checked in/out tab ‘Only display files checked out by:’ shows a list of user names. The user name can change to full name. This can be complete on any client machine. Login to the vault in Administration Tool as ‘Admin’…

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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.  This can be a real time saver if you have…

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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 total file size of the selected items. However the Status…

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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 is the view, that displays the files and folders, that…

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Resolving Issues With Recreating SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Views [VIDEO]

A very common issue that occurs when recreating SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Views on a client system is the message “Attached; Missing Information” displaying in the View Setup utility, and blocking the view from being recreated. This is actually being caused by the View Setup utility detecting some existing information left over from the previous view. This can…

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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 on the top right of Windows Explorer.

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Using The SOLIDWORKS EPDM View Setup Tool [VIDEO]

If you are setting up Enterprise PDM on a new computer or if you have had to reinstall the program again, you will need to re-attach your local computer to the vault by creating a Vault View folder. The easiest way to do this is by using the View Setup tool.  It is recommended that…

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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 is a user setting that can be enabled to remove…

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