• Cannot change search directory in SW Explorer

    I recently decided to give SW explorer a try. I am testing its features and have noticed that it never finds any of the files that I search for. I am pretty sure that the reason is that it is searching the wrong direc...
    Azu Nwadei
    last modified by Azu Nwadei
  • timed password protected read-only files

    Hi   Is there any option on SolidWorks that allows me to attribute a password to the file with a timer? Practically that creates a read-only part, assembly or drawing file with a three days expiration date and...
    Jorge Moura
    last modified by Jorge Moura
  • Solidworks explorer will not install why?

    Trying to install explorer I keep getting this message, I have deleted the files and re-downloaded and tried again with the same result. Neither of the programs will open and I get this message.   sugge...
    Travis Fox
    last modified by Travis Fox
  • Hi all,

    I am working on solidworks standard 2015 and we have a little problem. I have an assembly with many standard parts (as screws, bearing etc.) and solidworks is an unable to locate them now. all thous parts are in som...
    Israel Greenwald
    last modified by Israel Greenwald
  • Solidworks explorer results are very few

    Solidworks explorer search returns very few results comparing to Windows Explorer. Why ?
    Savvas Savvidis
    last modified by Savvas Savvidis
  • EPDM: duplicated number error

    I have a model which I have not checked in for a week. I kept working on the model last week and I tried to check in yesterday. EPDM showed an error message of duplicated number error. I have made many change since ...
    Marco Wu
    created by Marco Wu
  • adding column to SolidWorks explorer

    Is it possible to add a column to SolidWorks explorer from "Properties" like "Description" in order to search that field?
    Ed Helfinger
    last modified by Ed Helfinger
  • Pack & Go saves copied files to wrong destination folder. Why?

    When I use Pack & Go to copy a drawing and related files, some of the copied files are saved in folders other than the folders I specified in the P&G window. Does anybody else experience this?   Along wi...
    James Harvey
    last modified by James Harvey
  • Add column to SW Explorer view?

    There's columns like name, size type etc... is it possible to add more columns here? Like description? And can the SW Explorer be used individually? I mean in computer which has not SW installed? Are there some kind o...
    Ari Arponen
    created by Ari Arponen
  • Issue with opening Solidworks files from Solidworks explorer

    Hello I have two CAD machines that have both SW 2016 and SW Explorer 2016.   1st Machine: If I have SW open and go to SW explorer and click on a file to open, the part opens up in SW without creating a new ses...
    Aaron Dixon
    last modified by Aaron Dixon
  • Why SolidWorks Explorer try send hidden message!! ?

    I use solidworks explorer. Unfortunately, I noticed when I turn on the program, he's trying to send a hidden message, using my email program. I reported the situation to the representative, but to no avail - the expla...
    Andrzej Łuszcz
    last modified by Andrzej Łuszcz
  • User cannot take ownership of file

    I'm the drawing manager here at our facility, and I have a solidworks vault user that cannot take ownership of the drawing files in the vault.  I've checked everything that I know to check (he's in the right grou...
    Keith Duncan
    last modified by Keith Duncan
  • Question about installation

    Hello when i tried install solid software program it show error and said The Installation Manager could not find or access a file that is required for installation  C \Users\ALROWAD\Documents\SOLIDWORKS Download...
    Maytham Alghasham
    last modified by Maytham Alghasham
  • Teamcenter - SWIM integration ->Unable to map created date from Teamcenter to Solidworks drawing

    Hello Team, We are using Teamcenter - Solid works integration using the SWIM template (SWIM.xml). We are unable to map the creation date from Teamcenter We are using the following mapping in the SWIM.xml <attrib...
    Maqdoom Rahman Syed
    last modified by Maqdoom Rahman Syed
  • SolidWorks Explorer 2016 - Error upon open

    Every time I open SW Explorer I get an error message: "Could not login to SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM. Please check that the vault computer name is correct and that the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Server is running on that...
    Sarah Dwight
    last modified by Sarah Dwight
  • Pack and go, subassblies has not referece

    The top level assembly file is selected when in SW Explorer and all files and drawings are checked to be copied. A new location is selected and the project number is changed using "Select/Replace".   All files ...
    Thomas Nielsen
    last modified by Thomas Nielsen
  • All I need is a fast where used. Is that too much to ask?

    Does anyone know of any kind of software that can run the "where used" to find file references, like you can do in SW Explorer, except A WHOLE LOT faster? I have seen a demo of PDM Enterprise and it does it very quick...
    Tony Afarian
    last modified by Tony Afarian
  • How do I increase SW Explorer's speed of searching for the "Where Used" function? Indexing files?

    I am generally searching a network drive, and I thought leaving SW-Exp on all night would let it index the files on that drive. But it didn't seem to work, as it takes just as much time searching for where a part/asse...
    Steven Mills
    last modified by Steven Mills
  • Pack and go to new folder structure

    I'm trying to reorganize folders of components and concept parts for delivery to a client. I'm frustrated that I cannot search the "In Folder" column and replace text in the "Save To Folder" column. Unless I am missin...
    Mark Matthews
    created by Mark Matthews
  • Batch move parts and update the references in the drawings

    So we're currently not working on a PDM (its incoming, but taking its time) and are looking to move some parts around without breaking the links in the respective drawings.   On a network drive we have a couple ...
    Dustin Byrtus
    last modified by Dustin Byrtus