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Configurations in SOLIDWORKS Explorer

With SOLIDWORKS Explorer, you can list configurations for SOLIDWORKS files, including files that are inside a Workgroup PDM vault and files that are outside the vault.

The configuration information that you can see and the actions that you can perform depend on whether the files are inside or outside the vault.

To use SOLIDWORKS Explorer to work with configurations:

  1. For files that are outside a Workgroup PDM vault, do the following:
    1. From the top of the File Explorer tab in the left pane, select a document from a folder that is not in the vault.
    2. Select the Configurations tab in the right pane.
      Information about the model's configurations appears in the following columns at the bottom of the right pane:
      • Name. Lists the name of the configuration.
      • Alt Name. Lists alternate names for the configurations.
      • Description. Lists the description specified in the Configuration Properties PropertyManager in SOLIDWORKS.
      • Comment. Lists the comments specified in the Configuration Properties PropertyManager in SOLIDWORKS.

      A preview appears above the listing.

      You can save the contents of the list to a text file by clicking Save to File (SOLIDWORKS Explorer toolbar).
    3. To display another configuration, in the area above the Configuration tab, click Configuration Arrow_Down_no_box.gif and select a configuration name.
    4. To rename pr delete a configuration, right-click the configuration Name and select Rename or Delete.
  2. For files that are inside a Workgroup PDM vault, do the following:
    1. Select a file from a vault folder at the bottom of the File Explorer tab in the left pane.
    2. Select the Configurations tab in the right pane.
      Information about the model's configurations appears in the following columns at the bottom of the right pane:
      • Name. Lists the name of the configuration.
      • Alt Name. Lists alternate names for the configurations.
      • Comment. Lists the comments specified in the Configuration Properties PropertyManager in SOLIDWORKS.

      A preview appears below the listing.

      You can save the contents of the list to a text file by clicking Save to File (SOLIDWORKS Explorer toolbar).
    3. To display another configuration, in the area above the Configuration tab, click and select a configuration name.
    You cannot rename or delete configurations of files that are inside the vault.


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