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Project Icons

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM organizes SolidWorks documents based on the SolidWorks hierarchy. For example, components of an assembly are indented directly under the assembly. For non-SolidWorks documents, you specify in the Check In Document dialog box where to place documents in the project tree. Documents can appear more than once in a tree.

Icons represent the projects, documents, and the Workgroup PDM vault.


The vault name and current user appear next to the vault icon at the top of the vault view.


The project name appears next to the project icon.

My Workgroup PDM Documents

The folder specified in Options as the default Workgroup PDM folder.

Open in SolidWorks

The opened SolidWorks documents icon appears at the top of the local view.


The project icon and text color indicate the permissions you have for the project.

Sample Project

Colored icon with black text

Read/write access.

Sample Project

Colored icon with orange text

Read-only access.

Sample Project

Transparent icon and gray text

No access.

Document Status

The document icon indicates the document status in the vault. Document status is also displayed in the local view.

Magenta-colored circle on document icon

You checked out this document.

Cyan-colored circle on document icon

Another user checked out this document.

Shortcut icon on or next to a document icon

This is a shortcut reference to the actual document, which resides in another project.

Document icons represent the application that handles the associated data type. If the Windows icon appears, there is no application on your computer that is associated with that data type. Application files that contain a .exe extension appear with the default application icon.

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