Preview Enhancements

When previewing SOLIDWORKS files in Windows Explorer (Preview tab), SOLIDWORKS PDM offers more functionality and controls.

The viewer enhancements let you:
  • Toggle the exploded view by clicking Explode.
  • Turn off the card details display in the Preview tab of Windows Explorer, Item Explorer, and File Viewer. This lets you view the eDrawings preview in the entire preview area.
    The Card Preview is turned on by default. To turn it off:
    • In Windows Explorer, click Display > Card Preview .
    • In File Viewer, click View > Show File > Card Preview.
    • In Item Explorer, click View > Card Preview.
    SOLIDWORKS PDM defaults to the Background color and Highlight color settings saved in the eDrawings full viewer.
    Card Preview on
    Card Preview off