What is SolidWorksExplorer?
SolidWorks Explorer is a document management application that is developed to allow users to replace, copy, or rename SolidWorks files. The user can display a document reference, search for documents using a variety of criteria, as well as list all the places where a document is used. Renamed files are still available for those documents that reference them. System requirements include a Windows Vista or XP Professional operating system, 512 MB RAM, and an Intel Pentium, Intel Core, or Intel Xeon CPU.
SolidWorks can be used with or without the SolidWorks application, and with or without the PDMWorks Workgroup added in. SolidWorks Explorer is not a type of PDM tool. But it does perform a lot of useful tasks, and simplifies many file management processes. The user can also add in the PDMWorks Workgroup Contributor application, in order to run as a standalone application inside SolidWorks Explorer. SolidWorks Explorer features a file explorer, which displays the folders and documents on the user’s computer. If the PDMWorks Workgroup Contributor is added in, then the vault view appears at the bottom of the pane.
File types supported by SolidWorksExplorer
Our users primarily use SolidWorksExplorer to open these file types: