Search for Files and Models

You can use SOLIDWORKS Search to search for files and models in SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Search finds file names and text strings in all indexed documents.

Searching Adobe Acrobat documents requires add-ins from Microsoft.

Windows Desktop Search is installed with SOLIDWORKS and indexes the resources once before searching begins, either after installation or when you initiate the first search. Subsequent indexing of added files is fast and transparent.

SOLIDWORKS Search is faster than other search engines and provides:
  • Full text search (searching text inside documents)
  • Advanced search (searches for multiple criteria)
  • Keywords (for precise searches)
  • Retrieval of all types of documents
The search results include:
  • Preview
  • File name
  • Search keywords and their contexts
  • Location
  • Where used, if PDMWorks is added in