The SOLIDWORKS PDM menu bar contains navigation buttons and menus of commands that can be performed for the selected file or folder.

While the menu bar is displayed for all File Explorer views, the options on the menus are determined by:

  • Your user permissions
  • Whether you have selected a file or a folder
  • The SOLIDWORKS PDM view (File, BOM, or Search) that is active
  • Whether you or your administrator have customized menus by editing your user settings in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool.

SOLIDWORKS PDM menu bar in Windows 7


VaultBlueberry.gif Go to Vault Root Changes the right pane to the File View of the vault root folder.
  Actions Lets you perform actions such as checking files in and out.
  Modify Lets you make modifications to the selected file, such as changing its state.
  Display Controls how vault information is displayed in the file view pane.
  Tools Provides access to SOLIDWORKS PDM tools such as the Administration tool or Notification Editor.
tool_open_search.gif   Lets you initiate an embedded search or open the SOLIDWORKS PDM Search tool.
The SOLIDWORKS PDM Search tool is available only in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.
tool_Item_Explorer.gif Items Opens the Item Explorer dialog box.
Item Explorer is only available when item support is installed and the vault is configured to provide access to items. Only SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional supports Items.