We use PDM works. A lot of our parts have "lost" their thumbnails or have been saved is some goofy position.
How do I create a new thumbnail for preview from the vault ???
Are you talking in Enterprise or workgroup? And in what version level?
I know you are looking for the thumbnail in the vault (which I will research more),
but here is a link that helps for windows explorer that may tie into what you are
I am running PDM Workgroup and my thumbnails in question are in the vault view. I had assumed they were Vault data and not Windows (?)
Well I was thinking because windows explorer feeds input into the vault
because Solidworks Explorer gets drives from that (or at least I am pretty sure it does)
that if you get the one in windows explorer working the one in the vault view should work.
Do you have thumb nails in windows explorer?
Good check. I see several items using Windows Explorer that do not have a thumbnail; just he upside down yellow "T" for a SW part.
This happens on my computer as well.
The only way I found to get the thumbnail generated is by changing the image quality in your document properties and resave the file.
Hmmmm .... Where do I change image quality and to what quality? I'd like to try this trick.
Where he is talking is tools>options>document properties>image quality.
The image quality is under tool-options-document properties-Image quality
Move the "shaded and draft quality res." slider to the right sometimes you need to check "optimize edge length".
then save the file.
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