to find where a component is all used I usually use solidworks explorer. find the part that you would like to find all of the instances of and then select the "where used" tab to search for it.
We use PDMworks so it's as easy as checking the document information. It lists all locations where a file is used, as long as it's in the vault.
Something odd happens when I use the SWE: it shows me the assemblies where my subassemblies are used, but not for the parts, it just won't show me where the parts are used, only subassys... do you know why or how to fix this?
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