I've created several Search Cards and Column displays using very generic ERP search terms... part number, description, etc. Unfortunately, searching for a part will yield the part file, the drawing file, the PDF file, along with both its Inventor and Solidworks variations. I noticed the slight difficulty here when caught trying to insert a SolidWorks part into an Inventor assembly. I think for our engineers I would rather prefer a highly targeted search that would just yield the parts and assemblies they're after.
I know there are dozens of ways to skin this cat, I was just wondering what others are doing. I do want to minimize Search Card complexity while also minimizing the number of Search Cards available to a user.
-Create additional Search Cards as needed, and assign based upon User Group.
-Always prefix column displays with 'filename' so there's never any confusion about what the file is.
-Embedded a file type variable into EPDM to differentiate Inventor files from SolidWorks files.
-Use file Categories to differentiate between Inventor and Solidworks files.