User Information Pop-up

When you mouse over a user name in the SOLIDWORKS PDM user interface, a pop-up window appears. This window provides user details and links to help you communicate with other users in your company.

You can display the user window by hovering over the user name in the Checked Out By column in:

  • Vault file lists in Windows Explorer, including the Contains and Where Used tabs
  • Dialog boxes such as Check in, Check out, and Get

In the History dialog box, you can display the user window by mousing over the User column or User field for a selected event.

The user window that appears contains links to the SOLIDWORKS PDM email editor, as well as Microsoft® Office Communicator or Microsoft Lync®, and Microsoft-enabled Voice over IP (VoIP) if you have these products installed. Other details users add to their profiles, such as an image, phone numbers, Web links, and presence statements, are also available.

Adding Information to the User Pop-up

If you have permission to administrate users, you can add information to user profiles that will be displayed on the user pop-up window.

  1. Open the Administration tool.
  2. Expand Users and double-click the name of the user whose profile you want to modify.
  3. In the right pane of the user's Properties dialog box:
    1. To display phone numbers in the user window, complete the Phone and Cellphone fields.
    2. To add links to Web sites, type URLs in the Website Address fields.
      You can add up to four web addresses.

      The Tooltip field is completed automatically.

    3. To add a note, type text in the Presence note field.
  4. To add an image:
    1. In the left pane, click Browse for Picture user_profile_browse_for_picture.
    2. Navigate to the location of the image and click Open.
  5. Click OK.