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Locating Documents Within the Vault

To locate documents within the vault:

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, right-click in the vault view and select Find/Search.
    In SOLIDWORKS Explorer, select the document and click Search Vault (mini toolbar).
  2. Create a search criterion in the Advanced Search dialog box:
    1. Select a Property (All Properties, Revision, a custom property, and so on) to be searched. Labels do not need to be displayed to be searched.
      When you choose Display Info, all fields that are displayed in vault view labels are searched.
    2. Select a Condition.
      Search criteria can compare dates and revisions for equalities (= and not =), but they cannot compare them for inequalities (> or <).
    3. Type a Value to be searched for in the property.
      Only numeric values and numeric values with a dot (.) can be used with the following conditions:
      • =
      • not =
      • <
      • >
      • >=
      • <=
    4. Click Add to add the criterion to the list.
    5. To delete a criterion, select a row and click Delete. Click Clear All to delete all criteria.
  3. For subsequent criteria, select And or Or and repeat step 2.
  4. Select options as described below, then click Find to find and highlight the first document in the vault that matches the criteria.
  5. Click Find Next to identify additional items that match the criteria.
  6. Click Generate Report to access the Search Results dialog box, which lists all the project folders and documents that match the search criteria.
    In the Search Results dialog box, you can refine the search, output the data to file, and right-click to open a document, take ownership, and so on.

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