Where Used- File Locations

This article explains the process of adding file locations for the 'Where Used' function in SOLIDWORKS Explorer. 

The 'Where Used' function in SOLIDWORKS Explorer can be used to find information on where a part or subassembly file is being used. To access this information, open SOLIDWORKS Explorer by navigating to Start> All Programs> SOLIDWORKS> SOLIDWORKS Explorer. The SOLIDWORKS Explorer window upon startup should look like this:


Click on the double arrows to expand the search window. In the "File explorer" tree, search for the part or subassembly file and select it to open a new window on the right. Here you can select the "Where Used" tab to display the locations of where the file is being used. 


Often times when the files are not located in the same folder, there are no files listed under the "Where Used" tab. 

To resolve this, you can add more search locations in your "References/Where Used" options. To add search locations to SOLIDWORKS Explorer select Options> References/Where Used> File Locations> Add folder. Add the location of where your files are stored and hit "OK". 



Please note, the time to update the "Where Used" information will increase as SOLIDWORKS must now search through more files. 


If you have any questions regarding the information above or are unable to troubleshoot this issue, please contact Hawk Ridge Systems Technical Support at 1-877-266-4469  (US)1-866-587-6803 (CAN), or support@hawkridgesys.com.




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