• Changing Design Library Folders

    We have a folder that is referenced in our Design Library that contains many parts, with each part using several decals. Well, we renamed this folder and now the links to all the decals are broken in every part. The f...
    N. G.
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  • Writing an executable with Sw explorer's capabilities but faster, i need compatibilities testing

    Hello. I am working on a executable with the same function than SW Explorer but a lot  faster because using  an index. You can download it here and let me know if it works on every configuration. Solidwor...
    Joel Condevaux
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  • CTRL + Z after using Solidworks Explorer to move a Solidworks file and now my file is gone.

    I was moving some Solidworks files into new folders to make it easier to find things using Solidworks Explorer right-click short cut menu. When I went to undo one of my moves, my file completely disappeared. I canR...
    Katherine Cameron
    last modified by Katherine Cameron
  • SOLIDWORKS EXPLORER 2018 - where used not working correctly

    I made sure the search folder (in options) is set for a specific folder on my server but where used search still searches the whole drive. please help. Thanks.
    Chris Poole
    last modified by Chris Poole
  • Lost right mouse button functions. Using Solidworks Explorer 2019.

    No longer have any SW Explorer mouse functions in windows explorer, running windows 10...   "pack and go", "rename" "replace" "move"...  are functioning in SW Explorer, but not in windows explorer.   ...
    James Homolka
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    Ali Al-Mannai
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  • pack and go "file not found"

    I can open the assembly no problems and the parts are referenced with correct paths ok. When I 'pack and go' this assy I get "file not found" greyed out in the 'In Folder' column on some of the prt files and I don't g...
    Bob Herfindahl
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  • How to customize columns in SW Explorer as default settings same as Windows Explorer

    I want to add more "date" columns in SW Explorer, but the settings I changed does not apply as default meaning that if I close the current modified window and re-open any folder in any location in SW Explorer, the col...
    Per Einar Stranden
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  • Where used SLW explorer default folder?

    Is there a way to use Solidworks explorer "where used" function and NOT have it search the directory the part is in? I know how to set up other folder locations but I can't get it to stop searching the part folder.
    Michelle Aupke
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  • Solidworks Explorer not in Windows Explorer

    I recently updated to SW 19 package including SW19 Explorer. however I seem to have lost settings. now when i use my windows explorer, I cannot access SW Explorer from the drop down options.    Does anyone ...
    John Black
    last modified by John Black
  • Guidelines If Starting Data Mangament From Scratch (or mostly)

    Our current library system can barely be called a library system.  Its a mish-mash spaghetti of copies upon copies of the same file in different locations, sometimes with different construction (ugh!).  Anyh...
    Jim Mongiardo
    last modified by Jim Mongiardo
  • Pack & Go problem?

    Hi All, I had a few comments/complaints from the rest of the guys in our design office in relation to file reference issues when an Project (ie. a top level assembly) is copied using Pack & Go. The top level ass...
    Declan McTiernan
    last modified by Declan McTiernan
  • VaultView (window explorer) is automatically closed while performing "set revision"

    It's strange behavior - The window explorer "ValuView" is close while performing "set revision" Anyone here has seen this behavior before ? Any idea what causes this?
    Christian Chu
    created by Christian Chu
  • File Property "Description" does not show in Windows Explorer column

    Setup: SWX 2010 SP02, WIN XP64 Problem: Column header in Windows Explorer should show the custom  properties of the file but it doesn't. The information is in the file but not being read by Windows Explorer.
    last modified by 1-OHZRAS
  • Find all SW files with specific hole feature?

    Is there a way to search in SW Explorer for files for a specific hole feature?   Say I have an M12 hole, but I left the default M12x1.75 instead of M12x1.25. Is there a way to search a list of files and return ...
    Sarah Dwight
    last modified by Sarah Dwight
  • How do I move (not copy) files and keep references?

    I need to move multiple files to a new location. How can I do thisand keep references, and where used etc?
    Alan Fredricsen
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  • Same icons in PDM explorer

    Hi all,   Can anyone tell why I see only 'sw' icons at the files in the PDM explorer instead of the yellow blocks and drawing icons? And how can I fix this?     Thanks.
    Pdm Admin
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  • Windows key+E to start either SolidWorks Explorer or Windows Explorer (your choice keypress, default to either)

    I've been looking to increase my usage of SolidWorks Explorer, but from years of using the Windows key+E to open Windows Explorer, I've developed the habit of using Windows Explorer too much for SolidWorks files and h...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • SolidWorks Explorer search

    When your inside explorer and you click rename and it tries to search your whole hard drive for where its used. There should be an option to search whole hard-drive or just the folder your in. If you have many files i...
    Paul Mihala
    last modified by Paul Mihala
  • Maintaining relationships when copying files

    Greetings, my apologies if this is not the correct section for this question.   I have an assembly model with a related drawing. I want to make some minor changes to the assembly but, I want to keep the original...
    Stephen Wilson
    last modified by Stephen Wilson