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Windows Explorer

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Windows Explorer from the Javelin technical team

While navigating in SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View my Mouse Pointer Jumps around?

If the mouse pointer jumps around when navigating through folders in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view, you can deselect the option…

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How to display the SOLIDWORKS File Version in Windows Explorer

When a file is saved in SOLIDWORKS, the major version that it was last saved in is recorded as a…

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How to add SOLIDWORKS PDM Toolbar Buttons to Windows Explorer

In the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view, toolbar buttons can be added for users and groups to give quick access to…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Columns in Windows Explorer

How to make SOLIDWORKS PDM custom columns retain their order in Windows Explorer

If you’re using custom columns for Windows Explorer within SOLIDWORKS PDM you may have run into an issue with them not retaining…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Refresh

How to re-enable automatic local vault refresh in SOLIDWORKS PDM

If you’re using SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, then you’ve likely noticed some changes to the local vault view.  As part of…

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How to restore SOLIDWORKS file shortcut options in Windows Explorer

Many SOLIDWORKS users are used to access SOLIDWORKS which appears when we right click on any part, assembly or drawing…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Details View

How to set the SOLIDWORKS PDM Details View as default in Windows Explorer

During our Administering SOLIDWORKS PDM Training course, I always recommend setting the explorer view as Details as there’s a lot…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Windows Explorer

SOLIDWORKS PDM enhances Windows Explorer with more controls and speed!

I laugh sometimes when I deliver demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS PDM because I feel like I’m demonstrating something which everybody lives and breaths…

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