Viewing History

You can view the version history for changes made to a file by users in your enterprise.

  1. Select the file and click Display > History .
  2. Select a version of the document to display its details below.
From the History dialog box, you can:
  • View a selected version of the file in the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Viewer
  • Compare versions of files in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only
  • Rollback to an earlier version
  • Revoke approval of a parallel transition in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only
  • Get the selected version
  • Save a version and specify a file name
  • Update (rename) labels, and modify comments for state changes and check ins.
  • Print the history of selected file
  • Delete the selected labels in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only.
To make the history read-only for a user, the administrator must clear Can update history comments and Can delete labels permissions.

When you open a file in SOLIDWORKS and open the History dialog box through SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in, you can access only following commands:

  • Save
  • Update
  • Print