You can keep a Preview window
open during a SolidWorks session to display a preview whenever you select
a document on the File Explorer tab in the Task Pane.
To open a preview window in the SolidWorks client:
Right-click anywhere in the vault view or
local view and select Preview Window.
the vault view, the window displays the document name, revision, and configuration.
You can choose revisions and configurations from the Revision
and Config lists.
the local view, the window displays the document name with its path.
To enable the preview windows in the SolidWorks Explorer
Select the Show
Previews check box.
If a preview image is not available for a document, you either
do not have permission to access the document or it is not a SolidWorks,
Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, AutoDesk Inventor®,
or AutoCAD® document. Only
these types of documents, which are OLE documents, are available for preview.
For Microsoft documents, click File,
Properties and select Save
documents from SolidWorks 2003 and previous releases, you might need to
save the document with each configuration active to enable previews of