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Support for Virtual Components in SolidWorks Explorer

The SolidWorks Explorer Rename Document and Replace Document dialog boxes can display virtual components and update their reference paths. Because including virtual components degrades performance, you can choose to include virtual components during rename and replace operations.

You cannot manage virtual components in a Workgroup PDM vault. The check-in operation is disabled for virtual components.

In SolidWorks Explorer, on the File Explorer tab in the left pane, select a document and click SolidWorks Rename or SolidWorks Replace on the Mini Toolbar. In the Rename Documents or Replace Documents dialog box, select Include virtual components.

You can also display virtual components in the Where Used tab. Click Options (SolidWorks Explorer toolbar). On the References/Where Used tab, under Look for, select Virtual components.

See SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Help: Rename or Replace Document and SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Help: Where Used.

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