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Web-based Documentation

Documentation for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is now available on the Web.

By default, when you access help, the Web version of the documentation is displayed in a Web-based viewer. You can still choose to use local help files (.chm) if, for example, your Internet connection is slow or unavailable.

Benefits of Web-based help include:
  • Improved search functionality, including improved relevancy ranking, spelling correction, short descriptions in search results views, and guided navigation to help you identify relevant topics.
  • Improved topic navigation, including next and previous topic buttons and breadcrumb navigation.
  • Ability to provide feedback directly to the documentation team on individual help topics.
  • Up-to-date documentation without the need to download large compiled help (.chm) files.

Select or clear Use SolidWorks Web Help on all SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Help menus to switch between the local and Web-based versions of the help.

The SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Programmer's Reference Guide is available as a locally installed .chm file only. To access it, in the Administration tool, right-click Add-ins and click Programmer's Reference Guide.

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Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.