New in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012: Expanded Full User Name Display

Sometimes it's the small improvements that make the biggest difference. For example, in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, user names are displayed to indicate who has checked out or created files, sent or received mail messages, or initiated actions performed on files. If your company creates users with truncated user names, for example, by importing users from Windows Active Directory, it may be difficult to identify individuals just by their login names.

With SolidWorks EPDM 2012, you can now modify your user settings in the Administration tool to specify that the full names of users are displayed throughout the user interface.

Compare these examples of the Checked Out By column in File View in Windows Explorer:

EPDM Full User Name

To display full user names:

  1. In the left pane of the Administration tool, expand Users.
  2. Right-click your user name and click Settings.
  3. In the left pane of the Settings dialog box, click Explorer.
  4. Under Miscellaneous, select Show full user names.
  5. Click Apply.

Want to see more? Just visit the SolidWorks 2012 website to learn about the rest of the updates for our 20th release.

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.