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					Numerics                                                       Administrative Image Option Editor, 131–136




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                                                               administrative install, service pack, 359
2D CAD, 280                                                    Administrative Options tab, Option Editor, 134
2D drawing, 3, 7, 58                                           administrator access, installing software, 115
2D sketching, 291                                              Administrators panel, VaultAdmin tool, 414




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2D standards, 158, 253–256                                     admin.pdmw item, 412
2-point rectangle, 283                                         Advanced mate, 296




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3 Gig Switch tool, Windows, 93–94                              Advanced option, New Document interface, 179
3D CAD, 280                                                    Advanced page, System Options tab, 526–527
3D Content Central, Customer Portal, 248, 468                  Advanced Search dialog box, Workgroup PDM, 457


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3D model, 7, 254                                               Advanced Server license type, 412
3D sketching, 291                                              Advanced Server software, 395
3D standards, 158, 256–261                                     aggregator, 473
3-point rectangle, 283                                         Alibre, 373
24-character serial number, 124
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                                                               Allow attachments to documents owned by other users
30-day courtesy license, 152, 381                                         setting, 413
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32-bit operating system, 21, 93, 116, 402                      Allow auto-update when opening drawings option, 490
64-bit operating system, 21, 93, 116, 402                      Allow change document properties setting, 413
                                                               Allow delete local copy on check in check box, 423
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A                                                              Allow latest revision overwrite setting, 413
                                                               Allow multiple contexts for parts when editing in assembly
ABCR (As Built Control Record), 61
                                                                          option, 510
About Windows window, Windows, 89–90
                                                               Allow Multiple Contexts setting, 167
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AC adapter brick, 27
                                                               Allow revision bumping setting, 413
academic texts, 107
                                                               Allow selection in HLR and shaded modes option, 502
activating licenses, 133–134, 150–153, 379–380
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                                                               Allow selection in wireframe and HLV modes option, 502
Active Directory, 138–139
                                                               Allow users to create subprojects setting, 413
Add New User interface, 429
                                                               Allow users to rename documents in the Vault setting, 414
Add shortcut menu items for multi-user environment option,
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                                                               alphabetical revision scheme, 57
             339–342, 526
                                                               Always display text at the same size option, 191, 536
add-in software, 334
                                                               Always Resolve option, Check out-of-date lightweight
Add-Ins dialog box, 220
                                                                          components setting, 506
Add-Ins menu, 221
                                                               Always resolve sub-assemblies setting, 506
additive permissions, 429
                                                               Always use these default document templates option, 512–513
Adjust spacing when dimensions are deleted or text is
                                                               American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 191, 479
             removed option, System Options tab, 492
                                                               American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Admin Guides area, Customer Portal, 469
                                                                   Web site, 478–479
Administrative Image
                                                                   Y14.1 standard, 478
    installing service packs, 356–357, 363–366
                                                                   Y14.1M standard, 478
    installing SolidWorks from, 130–139
                                                                   Y14.2 standard, 478
    serial numbers and, 122
                                                                   Y14.3 standard, 478
    updating service pack on multiple machines, 360
                                                                   Y14.4 standard, 478



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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (continued)   Assembly transparency for in-context edit setting, 502
    Y14.5 standard, 478                                       assembly units, 191
    Y14.5M, 255–256                                           ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials), 479
    Y14.6 standard, 479                                       At the Intersection sketch relation, 290
    Y14.7 standard, 479                                       ATI FireGL card, 23
    Y14.8 standard, 479                                       Attachments option, Document Properties tab, 529
    Y14.13 standard, 479                                      Audio Video Interleave (AVI), 108
    Y14.18 standard, 479                                      Auto balloon layout option, 530
    Y14.24 standard, 478                                      Auto insert on view creation option, 537
    Y14.31 standard, 479                                      Auto insertion setting, Detailing page, 195
    Y14.32 standard, 479                                      Auto-create Design Table functionality, 214
    Y14.34 standard, 478                                      Automatic Relations option, 189, 500
    Y14.35 standard, 478                                      Automatic scaling option, 539
    Y14.36 standard, 479                                      automatic updates, 98
    Y14.37 standard, 479                                      Automatically edit macro after recording setting, 488
    Y14.38 standard, 478                                      Automatically Generate Names for Referenced Geometry
    Y14.40 standard, 479                                                  setting, 169, 511
    Y14.41 standard, 181–182, 191, 478                        Automatically hide components on view creation option, 490
    Y14.42 standard, 478                                      Automatically load components lightweight setting, 506
    Y14.43 standard, 479                                      Automatically populate View Palette with views option, 491
    Y14.44 standard, 479                                      Automatically scale new drawing views option, 490
    Y14.100 standard, 478                                     automating tasks
American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), 479             help resources, 313–314
Anna’s SolidMuse blog, 470                                        macros, 302–311
Annotations page, Document Properties tab, 194, 528–530           overview, 301–302
ANSI (American National Standards Institute), 191, 479        automation
Anti-alias edges/sketches option, System Options tab, 503         Task Scheduler, 64
antivirus applications, 33–35, 97, 115, 354                       Toolbox, 210
Appearances and Scenes icon, Design Library control           Auto-show PropertyManager option, 487
            interface, 235                                    Auto-size PropertyManager when panels are split option, 487
Apple computers, 19                                           AVI (Audio Video Interleave), 108
Apply same color to wireframe, HLR, and shaded option,
            185, 542–543
Apply to all referenced part documents option, 192, 545       B
arc centerpoints, 496                                         Back button, Create Basic Task Wizard, 66
Archive project button, VaultAdmin tool, 419                  Back face, plane, 186
Area hatch display option, Document Properties tab, 537       Back up computer option, 76, 78
Area Hatch/Fill page, System Options tab, 492–493             Back up files option, 76
Arial Black font, 195                                         Background appearance setting, 494
Arrow key navigation setting, 515                             backing up, 76–83, 396
Arrow keys option, 518                                        BackOffice, 382
As Built Control Record (ABCR), 61                            Backup and Restore Center, 77
*.asmdot extension, 178                                       Backup/Recover page, System Options tab, 519–520
ASME. See American Society of Mechanical Engineers            backwards compatibility, 139
Assemblies page, System Options tab, 508–509                  Base Flange method, 257
assembly documents, 29, 51, 184                               basic input/output system (BIOS), 83–84
assembly modeling, 176, 291–297                               batch files, 65
assembly templates, 191–192                                   Begin Recording button, 329




548
                                                                                                                Index


Bent leaders option, 529
best practices. See also SolidWorks Workgroup PDM
                                                             C
                                                             CAD administration
     accessing user interface, 445–449
                                                                 blogs, 473
     in assemblies, 291–297
                                                                 versus design, 9
     concept of, 280–282
                                                                 expert users, 11
     defined, 158
                                                                 Information Technology, 9–10
     documentation classification, 48
                                                                 mentoring, 11–15
     for features, 288–291
                                                                 overview, 3–5
     fixing rebuild errors, 175
                                                                 software, 6
     for in-context modeling, 297–300
                                                                 SolidWorks versus AutoCAD, 7–8
     for installation of SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 394–395
                                                             CAD Fanatic blog, 471
     modeling detail, 175
                                                             Cam mate, 296
     overview, 173, 279
                                                             capacity, hard drive, 23
     putting fillets at bottom of tree, 175
                                                             catalogs, 39
     relating first feature to part origin, 174
                                                             Ccleaner utility, 95–97, 383
     relations to stable references, 174
                                                             CDs, backup, 77
     simplified configurations, 175
                                                             Center marks option, 532
     for sketching, 282–286
                                                             Centerline extension option, 532
     symmetry, 174
                                                             Centerline font option, 532
     Verification on Rebuild option, 175
                                                             Centerlines/Center marks page, 530–532
beta testing, 354, 374–375
                                                             centerpoints, arc, 496
beta versions, installing, 117
                                                             central processing unit (CPU), 22, 72
Bills of Materials (BOMs)
                                                             central vault, 390
     custom properties, 187, 266–269, 277
                                                             centralization, 109
     document numbers, 43
                                                             certification program, Customer Portal, 470
     filenames, 43
                                                             Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), 469
     metadata and, 240
                                                             Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP), 470, 474
     part numbers, 43, 225
                                                             change, management of, 347–352
     placing table anchors, 203
                                                             Change License button, 395, 412
     Workgroup PDM, 392
                                                             Change link, Products area, 125
Bind ownership to SolidWorks read-write / read-only access
                                                             Check for Updates menu, 357–358
             setting, 414
                                                             Check if files opened read-only have been modified by other
BIOS (basic input/output system), 83–84
                                                                          users option, 526
blocks, 379
                                                             Check In Document dialog box, SolidWorks Workgroup
blogs, 323, 470–473
                                                                          PDM, 458–459
bodies, 290
                                                             Check In/Attach Document dialog box, SolidWorks
BOMs. See Bills of Materials
                                                                          Workgroup PDM, 459–460
Boot Camp, 19
                                                             Check out-of-date lightweight components setting, 506–507
Boot tab, Windows, 88
                                                             Check read-only files command, 340
bootable media, 83
                                                             Choose 1 custom property to display option, Folders tab, 456
Boundary surface, 59
                                                             circuit board design software, 6
Boxx brand, 19
                                                             CircuitWorks parts, 245
brevity, 283
                                                             clarity, 281
broken reference symbol, 170
                                                             Clear button, vault log, 415
Browser folder, 211
                                                             click-click sketching, 499
browsing, 49–50
                                                             click-drag sketching, 499
bugs, 326–327
                                                             Client application, 392
Bulk Check In button, VaultAdmin tool, 419
                                                             Client Install Options, 366




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Index


Client Options tab, Option Editor, 132–133                      memory, 20–21
cloud storage, 32, 33                                           monitors, 25
cmd utility, 92                                                 operating systems, 20–21
CNC. See Computer Numerical Control                             processors, 20
coincident mates, 236                                           risks of building, 18
collaboration                                                   video cards, 21–23
    Lightweight page, 344–346                               Concatenate command, Excel, 226
    overview, 337                                           concatenated revision scheme, 416
    process, 342–344                                        concentric mates, 236–237
    Selective Open option, 344                              concept designers/engineers, 9
    sharing data, 338–342                                   Concept lifecycle status, 392, 433–434
    SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 460                           concept model, 283
    summary, 346                                            confidentiality, 111, 123
    Workgroup PDM, 389                                      configuration properties, part templates, 190
Collaboration page, System Options tab, 172–173, 339–342,   Configuration Properties PropertyManager, 190
            525–526                                         configurations
Color scheme settings option, 494                               combining from multiple parts, 217
Colors page                                                     creating, 175, 226–227
    Document Properties tab, 542–543                            handling in Workgroup PDM, 437
    System Options tab, 163–164, 494–496                        SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 437
Command Defaults tab, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM,                 user settings, 227–228
            452–454                                             using to store revisions, 61–62
command line, installing Administrative Image from, 138         using with custom properties, 277
Command Prompt, Windows, 92                                 configurator, defined, 209
comma-separated value (CSV) file reader, 442                Configure Toolbox utility, 221
company-specific training, 15                               Confirm Attribute Changes dialog box, 215
Compare vault document option, Vault tab, 452               construction line, 165
comp.cad.solidworks forum, 314                              consultants, 105–106, 323–324
computer hygiene, 115                                       contiguous space, 394
Computer Management dialog box, Windows                     Control Panel, 76, 142
    basic input/output system, 83–84                        Conversion Wizard, 374
    Device Manager, 74                                      Convert Entities tool, 170, 286
    Disk Management section, 74–75                          Convert Files task, Task Scheduler, 100–101
    Event Viewer, 69                                        Coordinator computer, 99
    Local Users and Groups section, 70–71                   Copy Options Wizard, 133
    Performance Monitor, 72                                 Copy Parts option, Toolbox, 216, 423
    Reliability Monitor, 72–74                              Copy Project Permissions option, 435
    Services and Applications area, 75–76                   Copy Settings Wizard, 85, 141, 171, 366
    Shared Folders section, 70                              corner coordinate data, macro, 307
    Task Scheduler, 64–68                                   corporate computer user rights, 71
    Windows Backup, 76–83                                   corrupted installation, 379
Computer Numerical Control (CNC), 254, 377                  cosmetic fillet, 285
computers                                                   Cosmetic Threads, 261, 536–537
    Apple, 19                                               courtesy rules, online forums, 110
    backing up, 80                                          CPU (central processing unit), 22, 72
    CAD requirements, 19                                    crashes, 95
    hard drives, 23–25                                      Create Parts setting, Toolbox, 438
    hygiene, 115                                            Create PDF files in the Vault on normal check in of
    laptops, 25–29                                                      SolidWorks drawings setting, 414




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Create Sketch on New Part option, System Options tab, 498       data
Create Spline button, 311                                           corruption, 326–327
credibility, standards, 481                                         entering in Title Block, 273
CSV (comma-separated value) file reader, 442                        that can be linked to specific file locations, 172
CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate), 469                          types that can be automatically inserted into custom
CSWP (Certified SolidWorks Professional), 470, 474                          properties, 269
Current color scheme setting option, 494                        Data eXchange Format (DXF) format, 284
Current_User section, SolidWorks registry, 381                  Data folder, 215
Curvature generation setting, 506                               database, Toolbox, 210
curvature window, Document Properties tab, 542                  DDS (Dewey Decimal System), 40–41
cust_prop_defs.pdmw item, 412                                   deactivating licenses, 150, 379
custom properties                                               Debug button, macros, 308
    in Bills of Material, 266–269                               default colors, 164
    forms, 276                                                  default libraries, 233
    migrating from one document to another, 180                 Default template paths setting, 512
    overview, 265–266                                           Default Templates page, System Options tab, 512–513
    part templates, 187                                         defining standards, 254–255
    revisions and, 60                                           defragmenting, 98
    tabs, 274–275                                               Delete, Rollback, Archive documents panel, VaultAdmin
    in Title Block, 269–274                                                 tool, 415
    using configurations with, 277                              Delete Bodies option, 257
Custom Properties icon, Design Library control interface, 235   Delete local copies option, Command Defaults tab, 452
Custom Property Definition dialog box, 223–224                  deleting, versus editing, 290
Custom Property Tab Builder interface, 375                      Dell brand, 19
Custom Property tab, groupbox, 276                              Delphi Horizontal Modeling, 286
Custom property used as component description option, 488       Describe Problem button, 329
Custom property used as Revision option, 492                    description box, Create Basic Task Wizard, 66
Custom Setup screen, Workgroup PDM Server, 404                  Description custom property, System Options tab, 488
custom training, 15                                             Description field, Toolbox Setup interface, 225
Customer Experience Program option, 135, 363                    descriptive filenames, 45–47
Customer Portal                                                 design, 9, 280
    3D Content Central, 248                                     Design Checker tool, 262
    accessing support database, 317–318                         Design Clipart, 247
    download installation files from, 118                       Design Library icon, Design Library control interface, 235
    getting information from, 318                               Design Library tab, Task Pane, 230
    managing assets, 149                                        Design World, 475–476
    online help resources, 467–470                              Detach Segment On Drag setting, 327
    Release Notes, 347, 353, 355                                detachable PropertyManager tool, 25, 515
Customize interface, 309                                        detachable Task Pane, 25
Customize Macro Button dialog box, 310                          detached drawings functionality, 51
Cutter number, 40–41                                            detail drafters/modelers, 9
Cyganik, Ed, 258                                                Detail view scaling option, System Options tab, 492
cylindrical faces, 236–237                                      detailing options, 191, 195
                                                                Detailing page
                                                                    Document Properties tab, 195, 534–538
D                                                                   System Options, 184
Daily options, Create Basic Task Wizard, 67                     Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), 244, 479
Dash option, Document Properties tab, 539                       Development lifecycle status, 392, 433
Dassault Systemmes, 387, 432                                    Deviation setting, Document Properties tab, 544




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Index


Device Manager, Windows, 74                                       Display virtual sharps setting, 498
Devon Sowell blog, 471                                            Display warnings setting, System Options tab, 516
Dewey Decimal System (DDS), 40–41                                 Display/Selection page, System Options tab, 501–504
Dezignstuff blog, 471                                             Dissection panel, System Options tab, 247–249, 525
diagnostic logging, 134                                           Dissolve Subassembly option, 293
diagnostic startup, 87                                            *.dll files, 211
Diagnostics tab, SolidWorks Rx, 330–331                           Do not allow a document to return to the selected or a prior
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connector, 28                                    status option, 434
Dim statement, 307                                                Do Not Create References External to the Model, 169–170
Dimension Modify spin box, 517                                    Do not create references external to the model option, 512
dimensions, macro, 307                                            Do not display edges in shaded mode setting, 509
Dimensions page, Document Properties tab, 194, 530                Do not save auto recover info option, 509
DimXpert page, Document Properties tab, 532–533                   Document Information window, SolidWorks add-in client,
DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung), 244, 479                                  448–449
Direct 3D, 22                                                     document management
Disable additional weldment configuration description strings         file organization, 47–55
            option, 489                                               naming conventions, 38–47
Disable note/dimension inference option, 490                          overview, 37
Discussion Forums area, Customer Portal, 469                          revisions, 55–62
disk checking, 98                                                 document permissions, 429
Disk Cleanup utility, Windows, 96–97                              Document Properties tab
Disk Management section, Windows, 74–75                               Centerlines/Center marks page, 530–532
Disk Operating System (DOS) commands, 65                              Colors page, 542–543
disk space warnings, 128                                              colors section, 163
display                                                               Detailing page, 534–538
    building computers, 25                                            DimXpert page, 532–533
    laptops, 28                                                       Drafting Standard page, 181–182, 191, 193–194, 527–530
Display arc centerpoints in part/assembly sketches setting, 496       Grid/Snap page, 182, 538–539
Display dimensions flat to screen option, 503                         Image Quality page, 543–545
Display entity points in part/assembly sketches setting,              Line Font page, 196, 540–541
            496–497                                                   Line Style page, 196–197, 541
Display Filter area, 191                                              Line Thickness page, 197, 541–542
Display filter section, Document Properties tab, 536                  overview, 527
Display grid option, Document Properties tab, 539                     Plane Display page, 186–187, 545–546
Display items only in the view in which they are created              Sheet Metal page, 198, 545–546
            option, Document Properties tab, 536                      Tables page, 532–533
Display new detail circles as circles option, 490                     Units page, 183, 195, 539–540
Display notes flat to screen option, 503                              View Labels page, 534
Display plane when shaded setting, 498                                Virtual Sharps page, 534–535
Display quality for new views setting, 492                        Document ranges in vault tree option, Vault tab, 452
Display reference triad setting, 503                              document relationships, 51–52
Display referenced files, 442                                     Dome feature, 289
Display scrollbars in graphics view option, 503                   dongles, 122, 145, 154
Display Shaded Planes setting, 186, 503                           Don’t allow read-only users to open docs in the SolidWorks
Display sketch arc centerpoints setting, 490                                    Workgroup PDM Viewer setting, 413
Display sketch entity points setting, 491                         Don’t ask me again option, System Options tab, 486
Display style for new views setting, 492                          Don’t Check option, Check out-of-date lightweight
Display Style page, System Options tab, 492–493                                 components setting, 506




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Don’t prompt to save read-only referenced documents   DWGeditor, 201
             setting, 167, 341, 509                   DXF (Data eXchange Format) format, 284
DOS (Disk Operating System) commands, 65              DXF/DWG format, 58, 197
Download Files option, 359                            dynamic assembly motion, 295
Download link, SolidWorks, 119                        Dynamic highlight from graphics view option, 503
download monitor, service pack, 360–361               Dynamic highlight setting, 515
Download Packages page, 121, 403                      dynamic libraries, 212, 438
Download section, Customer Portal, 358
downloading SolidWorks
    manually installing, 119–121                      E
    overview, 117–119                                 Early Visibility (EV) testing, 356
    SolidWorks Installation Manager, 121–128          ease-of-use concept, 279
downloads, service pack, 357–363                      ECO (engineering change order), 420
Downloads and Updates area, Customer Portal, 468      Edge display in shaded with edges mode setting, 502
Downloads page, Customer Portal, 402                  Edit Macro tool, 311
drafting department, traditional, 3                   Edit Sheet Format option, 270
Drafting Standard option, ISO, 179                    Edit Sheet mode, 273
Drafting Standard page, Document Properties tab       Edit Sheet Properties box, 202–203
    2D standards, 255                                 eDrawing style viewer, 447
    Annotations page, 528–530                         efficiency, administration, 13–15
    assembly templates, 191                           electronic documentation, 392–393
    Dimensions page, 530                              electronic file, 43
    drawing templates, 193–194                        electronic forms, 351–352
    overview, 527–528                                 electronic training material, 107
    part templates, 181–182                           Eliminate duplicate model dimensions on insert option, 489
drafting standards. See standards                     ellipses, 282
Drag and drop in tree option, Local tab, 449          e-mail, 67, 333
drawing                                               Enable Confirmation Corner option, 487
    2D, 3, 7, 58                                      Enable FeatureXpert option, 488
    changing orientation of, 199                      Enable multi-user environment option, 339, 526
    standardizing format of, 162                      Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation option, 499
    syntax for linking properties to, 271             Enable performance email setting, 414
drawing ratio, 7–8                                    Enable performance feedback option, 489
drawing templates, 192–199                            Enable selection through transparency setting, 503
Drawings page, System Options tab, 489–493            Enable snapping option, 500
driver maintenance, 95                                Enable spline tangency and curvature handles setting, 498
drop-down lists, Workgroup PDM, 421                   End User License Agreement (EULA), 119, 150, 155, 359, 403
drop-in replacement, 55                               endpoints, 496–497
*.drwdot extension, 178                               enforcing standards, 261–263
dual dimension unit, 183                              engineering change order (ECO), 420
dual quad-core processors, 19, 20                     Engineering Exchange, 474
dual units, 195                                       Engineering lifecycle status, 392, 433
dual-role, CAD Administrator, 8                       Engineering Manager, 4
DVDs                                                  eng-tips forum, 314, 334
    in-house training, 107                            enhancement request, 322
    installing service packs, 357–363                 Enterprise PDM, 374, 388, 432
    installing SolidWorks from, 117, 128–129          Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, 5, 42, 227, 265
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) connector, 28          entity points, 496–497
DWG import, 200                                       ergonomics, workspace, 36




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Index


ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, 5, 42, 227, 265    FeatureManager
“ERROR!:rev” note, 272                                             checking parts for errors or warnings in, 356
errors                                                             errors in, 175
    Smart Fasteners, 229                                           of Library feature file, 243
    Toolbox database, 218                                          Lightweight assembly, 345–346
EULA. See End User License Agreement                               Show Update Holders option, 298
EV (Early Visibility) testing, 356                                 T-bolt, 237
Event Log, 69                                                      tooltips on components in, 340
Event Viewer, Windows, 69                                     FeatureManager page, System Options tab, 514–517
Every startup option, VaultAdmin tool, 414                    features
Excel Concatenate command, 226                                     best practices for, 288–291
expanded interface, SolidWorks Explorer, 53                        versus sketches, 285
expert users, becoming, 11                                    File Explorer functionality, SolidWorks window, 55
Explain Access option, RMB menu, 462                          File Explorer icon, Design Library control interface, 235
Explain Document Access dialog box, Workgroup PDM,            File Explorer page, System Options tab, 521–523
            460–461                                           file locations, specifying, 171–172
Extended lines option, Document Properties tab, 532           File Locations option, References/Where Used tab, 450
extensions, format, 178                                       File Locations page, System Options tab, 513–514
external hard drive, 31, 77                                   File Locations settings, 171, 203
External References page                                      file management, 7–8, 32, 299–300
    accessing, 339                                            File menu, 339, 341
    accessing additional settings from, 341–342               file organization
    Allow Multiple Contexts setting, 167                           document relationships, 51–52
    Automatically Generate Names for Referenced Geometry           libraries, creating, 48–49
            setting, 169                                           overview, 47–48
    Do Not Create References External to the Model, 169–170        references, breaking, 50–51
    Don’t Prompt to Save Read-Only Referenced Documents            SolidWorks Explorer, 53–55
            setting, 167                                           subassemblies, 52
    in-context modeling, 297–299                                   Windows Search, 53–55
    Open Referenced Documents with Read-Only Access           file permissions, 435
            setting, 166                                      file settings, 172
    overview, 509–512                                         file storage, networking, 31
    Search File Locations for Referenced Documents            file transfer protocol (FTP), 33, 333
            setting, 169                                      filenames, 44–47, 393–394, 60
    Update Component Names when Documents are                 Files & Logs tab, SolidWorks Rx, 328, 332–333
            Replaced setting, 169                             fillets, 175, 285
    Update Out-of-date Linked Design Tables option, 169       Fillister Head Screw, 226–227
Extrude PropertyManager, 189                                  Find and include associated option, Workgroup PDM, 459
                                                              Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 4, 20
                                                              FireGL card, 22, 26
F                                                             First Angle projection, 179, 504
Face Property options, 169                                    First Customer Ship (FCS), 354
Facebook, 106, 323, 474                                       fixed plane, 294
faces, 236–237, 290                                           Fixed SPR list, 320–321
face-to-face mate, 294–295                                    Flash movies, 108
FCS (First Customer Ship), 354                                flat faces, 236
FEA (Finite Element Analysis), 4, 20                          flat files, 47, 59, 389
Feature Statistics tool, 291                                  flat pattern sketch color, 198




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FLEXlm application, 121, 154                              graphics processing unit (GPU), 22
FLEXlm End Users Guide, 154                               Grid/Snap page, Document Properties tab, 182, 538–539
floating license, 121, 130, 140, 153–156                  gross file management, 212
flyout FeatureManager, 515–516                            groupbox, 276
folder names, 61–62                                       groups, 428
folder permissions, 429                                   GSA (General Services Administration), 478
Folders tab, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 454–455
font manager, Windows, 195
font settings, drawing templates, 194–195                 H
Force user login setting, 413                             “hack and whack” type modeling, 283
Form New Subassembly Here option, 293                     hard drives, 23–25, 28, 394
formats. See sheet formats                                hard-coded limitation, SolidWorks, 7
forms                                                     hardware
    custom properties, 276                                    buying, 17
    electronic, 351–352                                       conflicts, 333
forums, online, 110–111, 322–323                              Device Manager listing, 74
Forums area, Customer Portal, 469                             failures, 327
fractions, 540                                                troubleshooting, 74
Frame style, annotation, 529–530                          help resources, online
free plane, 294                                               about macros, 313–314
Freeform feature, 289                                         blogs, 470–473
Front face, plane, 186                                        overview, 467
FTP (file transfer protocol), 33, 333                         social media, 323, 473–476
future version error, 378                                     SolidWorks Customer Portal, 467–470
                                                          Hemmingway, Ernest, 257
                                                          Hidden edges displayed as setting, 502
G                                                         Hide all planes, axes, sketches, curves, annotations, etc.
GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing), 256, 481               option, 509
Gear mate, 296                                            Hide dangling dimensions and annotations option,
GeForce card, 26                                                      Document Properties tab, 184, 537–538
General page, System Options tab, 484–489                 Hide Projects with no access setting, 413
General Services Administration (GSA), 478                Hide/show component option, 519
General tab, System Configuration dialog box, 86–87       Hide/show tree items, 517
Generate Report button, search dialog box, 457, 462       High quality for dynamic view mode option, System Options
geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), 256, 481               tab, 506
geometry pattern, 290                                     High quality for normal view mode option, System Options
Get License link, My Products page, 152                               tab, 506
Get Write Access option, 339–340                          Highlight all edges of features selected in graphics view
Ghost image on drag setting, System Options tab, 499                  option, System Options tab, 503
global serial number, 132                                 Hinge mate, 296
Global settings panel, VaultAdmin tool, 412–414           HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU) key, 85, 143
global variables, part templates, 188–189                 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks key, 143
globals.pdmw item, 411                                    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) key, 85, 143
Google Search, 109, 334                                   Hole Tables, 203
Google Updater, 69                                        Hole Wizard, 62, 257, 261
gpedit.msc. command, 92                                   Hole Wizard/Toolbox page, System Options tab, 521
GPU (graphics processing unit), 22                        Home tab, SolidWorks Rx, 329
graphics cards, 22–23, 506                                home use licenses, 155–156




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Index


Hoops graphics layer, 23                                           SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 394–395
Horizontal Modeling, 174, 286–288                                  SolidWorks Workgroup PDM vault, 402–411
horizontal relation, 500–501                                       SolidWorks Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin tool, 402–411
hotkey, 309–310                                                    Toolbox, 209–218
HP brand, 19                                                   Intel (Graphics Media Accelerator) graphics, 26
hybrid intelligent-sequential systems, 43–44                   intelligent part numbering, 38–41, 394
hyperthreading, 72                                             internal hard drive, 78
                                                               internal testing, 354
                                                               International Standardization Organization (ISO)
I                                                                  Drafting Standard option, 179
“if-then” rules, 281                                               Web site, 480
Ignore feature color option, Document Properties tab, 543      Internet Information Services (IIS)
Ignore self-intersection check for some sheet metal features       turning on in Windows Features dialog box, 406
             option, System Options tab, 506                       vault, 390
IIS. See Internet Information Services                             Workgroup PDM Viewer, 395, 405
Image Quality page, Document Properties tab, 185, 543–545      Internet Options settings, Windows, 91
image quality settings                                         Internet Protocol (IP) Configuration tool, Windows, 91
     assembly templates, 192                                   Interrupt ReQuest (IRQ) conflicts, 18, 83
     drawing templates, 198                                    intersection lines, plane, 187
     part templates, 185                                       Inventor modeler, 22, 47
imaging software, 33                                           IP (Internet Protocol) Configuration tool, Windows, 91
Import annotations option, Document Properties tab, 537        IrfanView application, 495
Import wizard, 201                                             IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest) conflicts, 18, 83
Include 3D ContentCentral results option, 524                  IsFastener property, 424, 439–440
Include COSMOS (Simulation) results option, Command            ISO. See International Standardization Organization
             Defaults tab, 453                                 Isolate setting, 519
Include drawings option, Command Defaults tab, 453–454         IsToolbox property, 424, 439–440
inclusion, feeling of, 15                                      IT (Information Technology)
in-context modeling, 176, 293, 297–300                             antivirus applications, 33–35
in-context references, 167                                         backups, 31–33
Indexing Performance panel, System Options tab, 525                and CAD administration, 9–10
Indexing Service, 415                                              computers, 18–29
Indicate option, Check out-of-date lightweight components          grouping CAD users with other technology users, 6
             setting, 506                                          networking, 29–31
individual install, service pack, 359                              overview, 17
individualism, CAD, 281                                            professionals, 3
Information Technology. See IT                                     workspace, 35–36
in-house training, 106–108
input, team, 15
Input dimension value option, System Options tab, 484          J
Insert Bends method, 257                                       Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), 480
Installation location options, 127                             Jefferson, Thomas, 257
installation monitor, service pack, 362                        JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards), 480
installation phase, 129                                        journal files, macros, 305–307
installation Summary information, 368
installing
     floating licenses, 154–155                                K
     service packs, 357–368                                    Kaspersky AV application, 97
     SolidWorks, 115–143, 378                                  Keep extra copy of latest files setting, 413




556
                                                                                                          Index


Keyboard movement increment setting, 492              library parts, Toolbox, 210
keywords, SolidWorks Search, 248–249                  license management software, 153–154
Knowledge Base                                        license server, 153
   Customer Portal and, 468                           licenses
   links on Troubleshoot tab, 330                          activating, 133–134, 150–153, 380
   searching, 320–321                                      cost of, 14
                                                           deactivating, 379
                                                           floating, 153–155
L                                                          home use license policy, 155–156
Labels tab, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 455–456              overview, 145
LAN (local area network), 30–31, 78                        serial numbers, 148–149
laptops                                                    versions of SolidWorks, selecting, 146–148
    display, 28                                       Lifecycle settings, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 433–435,
    hard drives, 28                                                460–461
    operating systems, 27                             lifecycle status, Workgroup PDM, 392
    power considerations, 26–27                       Lifecycle tab, VaultAdmin tool, 419–420, 427
    processors, 25–26                                 lightweight functionality, 51
    RAM, 27                                           Lightweight option, SolidWorks 2009 Open dialog box, 161
    solid-state drives, 23                            Lightweight page, 344–346
    touch screens, 28–29                              Line Font page, Document Properties tab, 196, 540–541
    video cards, 26                                   Line length measured between virtual sharps in 3D setting, 498
    wattage, 26                                       Line Style page, Document Properties tab, 196–197, 541
Large Assemblies mode, 159–160                        Line Thickness page, Document Properties tab, 197, 541–542
Last revision type optional check box option, 416     line weights, 7
Latest revision option, revisions, 417                Linear Coupler mate, 296
Layer option, Document Properties tab, 530            linestyles, 379
layering, 7, 201, 477                                 Link to thickness option, 188–189
layout sketches, 286–288, 291–292                     link values, part templates, 188–189
ldadminoptioneditor.exe file, 131                     Linked-In site, 334, 475
le_mapping.pdmw item, 411                             Linux operating system, 395
Leader display option, Document Properties tab, 530   List External References dialog box, 170, 298
leadership, 12–13                                     live user group, 111
legacy macro, 301                                     Load referenced documents option, 510
Lenovo brand, 19                                      local area network (LAN), 30–31, 78
Level of detail setting, 506                          local properties, 272
libraries                                             Local tab, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 449–450
    3D Content Central, 244–245                       Local Toolbox, 214
    custom properties and tags, 240–241               Local Users and Groups section, Windows, 70–71
    defined, 208                                      Local View, SolidWorks add-in client, 447
    Dissection feature, 247–249                       Local_Machine section, SolidWorks registry, 381
    including metadata in, 240                        Lock references, 170
    Library Features, 241–244                         LockVault button, VaultAdmin tool, 412
    overview, 48–49, 233–234                          Lofted Bends functionality, 148
    parts, 234–240                                    logging, diagnostic, 134
    Routing, 245–246                                  login screen, VaultAdmin tool, 410
    third-party, 232                                  longevity, 283
    Weldments, 246–247                                Look for option, References/Where Used tab, 450
Library Components folder, 442                        “Lunch and Learn” session, 108
Library Features, 241–244




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Index



M                                                               overview, 11
                                                                power users, 108–109
Mac operating system, 395
                                                                team building, 15
Macro Editor, 304
                                                                through leadership, 12–13
Macro toolbar, 302
                                                             metadata
macros
                                                                defined, 390
   creating, 301, 310–311
                                                                including in libraries, 240
   help resources, 313–314
                                                                naming conventions, 45
   journal files, 305–307
                                                                putting revision levels in, 60
   recording, 302–304
                                                                tags, 265
   rectangle sketching, 302–303
                                                                Workgroup PDM, 391
   replaying, 307–310
                                                             Microsoft Active Directory, 138–139
Make Read-Only menu option, 339–340
                                                             Microsoft Message Queueing (MSMQ) service, 424
malicious software, 32
                                                             Microsoft Movie Maker, 107
Manage Installs page, 119, 403
                                                             Microsoft Notepad, 305
management
                                                             Microsoft Update, 98
   getting support from, 350
                                                             mirroring, 174, 290
   versus leadership, 12
                                                             Missing Toolbox size warning message, 217
manual data entry, 225
                                                             mixed units, 39, 191
manual file management, 57, 338
                                                             modeling
manual file storage technique, 31
                                                                assemblies and, 52
Manual Install page, 119–120
                                                                assembly, 176
manual installation, service packs, 356–357
                                                                best practices, 173–175
manual revision method, 61
                                                                defined, 9
manufacturer warranty, 18
                                                                productivity, 173
Manufacturing lifecycle status, 392, 433
                                                                syntax for linking properties to model, 271
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system,
                                                             Modify dialog box
            5, 42, 227, 265
                                                                spin wheel, 518
mapped drives, 218
                                                                System Options tab, 485
Mark all part/assembly dimensions for import into drawings
                                                             Modify Sketch tool, 202
            by default option, 490
                                                             Modify User Information dialog box, 428–429
Mark Kiker CADDManager blog, 473
                                                             Moment of Inspiration, 373
Mate animation speed setting, 507
                                                             monitors, 25, 28
Mate Reference PropertyManager, 238
                                                             moonlighting, 155
Mate References, 211, 231
                                                             More Properties button, 275
mated mechanism, 296
                                                             mouse gesture wheel, 28–29
material settings, 191
                                                             Mouse speed setting, 519
mating
                                                             Move components by dragging option, 508
   analyzing degrees of freedom, 294–295
                                                             Move Face feature, 255, 291
   for motion, 295–296
                                                             Move option, 202
   for position, 294
                                                             Move Sketch tool, 202
   standards suggestions, 296–297
                                                             Movie Maker, Microsoft, 107
Maximize document on open option, 486
                                                             Movie Picture Experts Group 4 (mp4), 108
Maximum results per data source setting, 525
                                                             MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) system,
Mechanical mate, 296
                                                                        5, 42, 227, 265
memory, 18, 20–21
                                                             msconfig command, 86–87, 92
mentoring
                                                             MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queueing) service, 424
   efficiency, 13–15
                                                             multi-core processors, 20
   leaders versus managers, 12
                                                             multiple assemblies, 292




558
                                                                                                          Index


multiple contexts, 168
multiple installs, automating, 129
                                                          O
                                                          Obsolete lifecycle status, 392, 433
multiple monitors, 25
                                                          office environment, quality of, 35
multi-threaded document, 72
                                                          off-the-shelf training, 15
multi-touch screen, laptops, 28–29
                                                          OnEdge sketch relation, 290
multi-user environment, 29
                                                          one-to-one eligibility, stand-alone licenses, 155
My Products link, Customer Portal, 149, 152
                                                          online forums, 110–111, 322–323
My Products section, Customer Portal, 468
                                                          online help resources
My SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Documents option, Folders
                                                              blogs, 470–473
           tab, 454–455
                                                              overview, 467
My SPRs section, Customer Portal, 318–319, 468
                                                              social media, 473–476
My SRs section, Customer Portal, 318–319, 468
                                                              SolidWorks Customer Portal, 467–470
                                                          online training, 107
N                                                         Open dialog box, 161, 343, 345
Name feature on creation setting, 514                     Open DWG/DXF documents option, Local tab, 450
naming conventions                                        Open last used document at startup option, 484
   filenames, 44–47                                       Open Read-only option, 343
   hybrid intelligent-sequential systems, 43–44           Open Referenced Documents with Read-Only Access setting,
   intelligent part numbering, 38–41                                  166, 341, 509
   sequential part numbering, 42                          Open Selected button, 344
NAS (network-attached storage) device, 78                 OpenGL card, 21–22
National CAD Standard (NCS) organization, 256             operating systems
National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST), 480       3 Gig Switch tool, 93–94
NCS (National CAD Standard) organization, 256                 building computers, 20–21
NDA (non-disclosure agreement), 374                           Computer Management dialog box, 64–84
network drive, 77                                             laptops, 27
network folders, 30                                           overview, 63
network license, 121–122, 130, 145, 153                       prerequisite to installing SolidWorks, 116
Network Monitor, SolidWorks, 98–101                           SolidWorks Network Monitor, 98–101
network-attached storage (NAS) device, 78                     System Configuration dialog box, 86–93
networking, 29–31                                             system maintenance, 95–98
New Document interface, 178                                   Windows Registry, 84–86
Next button, Create Basic Task Wizard, 66                 operator error, 325
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Testing), 480   Optimize edge length option, Document Properties tab, 545
No preview during open setting, 508                       Option Editor Administrative Options tab, 134
Node computer, 98–100                                     Option Editor interface, Administrative Image, 131
non-disclosure agreement (NDA), 374                       Option Editor Software to Install tab, 135
non-intelligent number, 42                                Option Editor Toolbox Options tab, 136
Normal license type, 412                                  Options dialog box, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 449–456
Notepad, 305                                              Orient to sheet option, Document Properties tab, 532
Notes/Balloons selection filter, 202                      Orient to slot option, Document Properties tab, 532
Novedge Pulse site, 473                                   orientation of drawing, changing, 199
Novell operating system, 395                              O-Ring Grooves, 244
Novice interface, New Document interface, 178             Output file defaults option, Vault tab, 452
NT File System (NTFS), 78                                 outside trainers, 105–106
Number of backup copies per document setting, 520         Override Dimensions on Drag option, 285
numerical revision scheme, 57                             Override dimensions on drag/move option, 498
nVidia Quadro card, 21, 23                                Override Dims On Drag option, 189, 327




                                                                                                              559
Index


Override quantity column name on Bill Of Materials       revision levels, 60
          option, 492                                    sequential part numbers, 42
ownership concept, PDM, 392                              sharing data, 338
                                                         storing and retrieving revisions, 57–58
                                                     PDM/PLM application, 265
P                                                    pdmrc folder, 411
packaged license, 123                                *.pdmw file, 389
“Pack-and-Go” assembly, 231                          pdmwadmin user name, VaultAdmin tool, 410
page files, 21                                       PDMWorks Web Portal, 406. See also Workgroup PDM Viewer
Palette Features, 244                                PDMWorks Workgroup Server, 398
parabolas, 282                                       pdmwserver.exe file, 397
parallel installation, 116, 355, 378                 PEBCAK (problem exists between chair and keyboard) error,
Parallels option, 19                                             91, 325
parametric modeling, 287                             pen tablet, 25
parent/child model, Horizontal Modeling, 287         Pending lifecycle status, 392, 433–434
part documents, dual dimensioning, 184               people skills, 109
part files, 51                                       Performance Monitor, Windows, 72, 92
Part Number, Toolbox Setup interface, 225            Performance page, System Options tab, 165–166, 505–508
part templates                                       per-license penalty, subscriptions, 372
    color settings, 185                              permissions
    configuration properties, 190                        adding to Workgroup PDM, 420
    custom properties, 187                               establishing, 427–436
    detailing settings, 184                              Toolbox, 228–229
    Drafting Standard, 181–182                       Permissions dialog box, Toolbox Setup Wizard, 228–229
    global variables, 188–189                        personalizing workspace, 36
    Grid/Snap page, selecting settings in, 182       PhotoView 360, 20
    image quality settings, 185                      PhotoWorks, 303
    link values, 188–189                             Pierce sketch relation, 290
    overview, 180                                    Plane Display page, Document Properties tab, 186–187,
    plane display parameters, 186–187                            545–546
    reference geometry, 189                          planes
    sketch settings, 189–190                             mating to, 294
    units settings, 183                                  sketching on, 290
Part/Assembly tangent edge display setting, 502      plane-to-plane mate, 294
parts, mating, 257                                   PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), 5, 432
parts library                                        point release, 353–354
    adding to Design Library, 234–236                Portable Document File (PDF) documents, 58, 197
    Mate References, 236–240                         power users, 12–13, 108–109
    Toolbox, 211                                     PowerPoint presentation, 107, 334
Password option, Vault tab, 452                      PPM (Product Process Management), 432
patterning, 174, 290                                 Precisely render overlapping geometry setting, 198
PDF (Portable Document File) documents, 58, 197      predefined view, empty, 270
PDM (Product Data Management)                        prefixes, part number, 39
    administrator role and, 5                        Preview Window, SolidWorks add-in client, 448–449
    goal of, 30                                      primary dimension unit, 183
    implementing, 350                                Primary Reference Entity, Mate Reference, 239
    libraries and, 234                               Print out-of-sync water mark option, System Options tab, 490
    metadata in, 46–47                               privacy, serial numbers, 123
    multiple files, 44                               Problem Capture function, SolidWorks Rx, 329–330, 332




560
                                                                                                                   Index


Problem Devices category, 90
problem exists between chair and keyboard (PEBCAK) error,
                                                                   Q
                                                                   quad-core processors, 19
            91, 325
                                                                   Quadro card, 22, 26
process-based modelling work, 8
                                                                   Query button, 320
processors, 20, 25–26
Product Activation Wizard interface, 150–151
Product Data Management. See PDM
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 5, 432
                                                                   R
                                                                   Rack and Pinion mate, 296
Product options, 126                                               Radeon card, 26
Product Process Management (PPM), 432                              radio buttons, using to create forms, 276
Product Selection window, 408                                      RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), 24, 28, 70
Production lifecycle status, 392, 434                              Random Access Memory (RAM), 18, 21, 27
production model, 283                                              *.rar file, 33
production revisions, 56                                           read-only access user, 338
productivity, 173                                                  Read-only option, Data folder, 215–216
Pro/ENGINEER modeler, 6, 47, 164, 279                              Rebuild assembly on load setting, 507
professionalism                                                    rebuild errors, fixing, 175
    mixing personal conversations with professional                rebuild speed, 285
            conversations, 323                                     rectangle macro, 302–303, 310
    standards, 481                                                 rectangle tool, 282–283
Profile corruption, 329                                            Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), 24, 28, 70
Programs area, Windows, 91                                         reference geometry, 189, 290, 294
project folder scheme, 430–433                                     reference triad, 503
Project labels option, Folders tab, 456                            Referenced Documents setting, 171, 460–461
Projection type for four view viewport setting, 504                references
Projects tab, VaultAdmin tool, 418–419                                 breaking, 50–51
projects.pdmw item, 411                                                relations to stable, 174
Prompt before changing mate alignments on edit option, 508         References button, 299
Prompt to close sketch setting, 497                                References list, 422
Prompt to set driven state setting, 499                            References option, 342
Prompt user to select document template option, 171, 512–513       References/Where Used tab, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM,
Properties tab, VaultAdmin tool, 421–422                                        450–451
Properties Window, 311–312                                         *.reg file, 85
Property labels displayed in vault tree option, Folders tab, 455   regedit command, 84, 92
Property Tab Builder, 274–275                                      registry, 139, 329, 381–383
PropertyManagers                                                   Registry Editor, 85, 142, 382
    detachable, 25, 488                                            registry keys, renaming, 86
    dimensions in, 62                                              regression, 327
    libraries and, 235                                             reinstalling SolidWorks, 379–383
    with Link to thickness option, 189                             Relations/Snaps page, System Options tab, 499–501
$PRP:”property”, 270                                               Release Notes, Customer Portal, 347, 353, 355
$PRPSHEET:{property}, 270                                          reliability, hard drive, 23–24
.prt/.asm/.drw extensions not associated with SolidWorks           Reliability Monitor, Windows, 72–74
            setting, 413                                           Reload command, 340, 342
*.prtdot extension, 178, 180                                       Reload dialog box, 341
pseudonym, using for online forums, 111                            Reload option, 204
public logins, SolidWorks Corp., 406                               Remember option, Local tab, 450
purpose-specific mate, 296




                                                                                                                       561
Index


Remote Assistance, Windows, 91                          Robert Green CAD Manager blog, 473
Rename Document function, RMB menu, 462                 ROI (return on investment), 355
rendering software, 20                                  rollout, 376–377
“replace first, ask questions later” mentality, 325     Root directory, vault, 412
replaying macros                                        Round To Nearest Fraction box, 539
    connecting to custom toolbar button, 310            round-trip test, 326
    connecting to hotkey, 309–310                       Routing library, 245–246
    overview, 307–308                                   RPMs (revolutions per minutes), 23
    storing, 308–309                                    ruled surface option, drafting, 291
Reporting dialog box, Workgroup PDM, 457–458            Run dialog box, 86
reproducibility, sketch, 284                            Run interface commands, 92
resellers                                               Rx Diagnostics tab, SolidWorks Rx, 330
    basic class, 105
    cost of, 103
    external support, 316–317                           S
    in-house training, 106                              SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), 480
    overview, 14–15                                     SAE-AMS (Society of Automotive Engineers-Aerospace
Reset All To Defaults setting, 495                                  Material Specification), 480
Resolve lightweight components setting, 507             SAE-MS (Society of Automotive Engineers-Military
Resource Monitor, 72                                                Specification), 480
restore points, 82                                      SAP (Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte), 432
Results per page search option, 524                     sarcasm, online forums, 110
Retain ownership option, Command Defaults tab, 452      Save As functionality, 50
Retrieve references option, Command Defaults tab, 454   Save As Scheme setting, 495
return on investment (ROI), 355                         Save auto-recover info every setting, 520
Reverse mouse wheel zoom direction setting, 518         Save button, vault log, 415
Revision Charts, 203                                    Save Modified Documents dialog, 511
“revision levels in filenames” method, 61               Save new components to external files option, 509
Revision Scheme tab, VaultAdmin tool, 416–417           Save notification setting, 520
Revision Table tab, VaultAdmin tool, 417–418            Save tessellated data for drawings with shaded and draft
revision_def folder item, 411                                       quality views setting, 491
revisions                                               Save tessellation setting, 185
    changing levels, 58–59                              Save tessellation with part document option, Document
    overview, 55–56                                                 Properties tab, 545
    putting levels in filenames, 60                     scale, project, 7
    putting levels in metadata, 60                      scheduling backups, 80
    retrieving, 61                                      screen shots, online forum, 110
    schemes for, 56–57                                  Screw mate, 296
    storing with configurations, 61–62                  scripting, 65
    tracking, 58                                        Scroll selected item into view setting, 514
    updating, 59                                        Search feature, 49–50, 248–249
revolutions per minutes (RPMs), 23                      Search file locations for external references setting, 511
revolves, 288                                           Search File Locations for Referenced Documents setting, 169
Rhino, 22, 373                                          Search for Document dialog box, 457
Rib feature, 289                                        Search functionality, 234
Ricky Jordan blog, 471                                  Search Indexing Status dialog box, 525
right mouse button (RMB) menu, 203, 339, 445, 456       Search page, System Options tab, 522–525
risk-taking, 349                                        Search tab, VaultAdmin tool, 415–416
Rob Rodriguez blog, 471–472                             Search while typing (incremental search) option, 524




562
                                                                                                          Index


Secondary Reference Entity, Mate Reference, 239               defined, 269
security                                                      versus drawing templates, 192–193
    online forums, 111                                        overview, 177–178
    serial numbers, 123                                       placing table anchors in, 203
Select all references option, Command Defaults tab, 453       using multiple, 203
Select hidden entities option, System Options tab, 490    Sheet Metal page, Document Properties tab, 198, 545–546
Selective Open option, 344                                Show contents while dragging drawing view option, System
Selective startup, 87                                                  Options tab, 490
semi-intelligent part numbering system, 49, 226, 394      Show curvature comb bounding curve option, System
sequential part numbering system, 42, 394                              Options tab, 499
sequential revision scheme, 416                           Show dimension names option, System Options tab, 485
serial numbers                                            Show errors every rebuild option, System Options tab, 485
    activation and, 134                                   Show halo around annotations setting, Detailing page, 195
    Administrative Image and, 122                         Show in File Explorer view panel, 520
    Customer Portal, managing assets with, 149            Show in tree option, Local tab, 449
    identifying types of, 149                             Show Intersections setting, Plane Display page, 186
    tracking, 148                                         Show latest news feeds in task pane option, System Options
Serial Numbers tab, Option Editor, 131–132                             tab, 489
Server Busy file access error, 35                         Show open edges of surfaces in different color option,
Server files, 396                                                      System Options tab, 503
service packs                                             Show reference geometry names in drawings option,
    installing, 117, 128, 356–368                                      System Options tab, 490
    overview, 353–354                                     Show references option, References/Where Used tab, 450
    rolling back, 368                                     Show sheet format dialog on add new sheet option,
    SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 396–397                                  System Options tab, 492
    updating, 354–356                                     Show spline control polygon by default setting, System
service request (SR), 317                                              Options tab, 499
Services and Applications area, Windows, 75–76            Show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer setting,
Services section, Computer Management dialog box, 75–76                System Options tab, 486
Services tab, Windows, 87–88                              Show Update Holders option, FeatureManager, 298
Set Document Property utility, 440                        silent installation, 138
Set driven by default setting, System Options tab, 499    simplicity, 175, 281, 388
Set filesystem read-only if not owner setting, 414        Simulation, SolidWorks, 20, 374
setting problems, 327                                     Simulation (Include COSMOS) results option, Command
Setup dialog box, Network Monitor, 99                                  Defaults tab, 453
Setup Type screen, Workgroup PDM Server, 403–404          Single balloon option, Document Properties tab, 530
Shaded cosmetic threads, Document Properties tab, 536     Single command per pick option, System Options tab, 484
shaded quality slider, Image Quality page, 185            single core processors, 20
shaded view, 198                                          single quote, macro, 307
shaft coupler, 238                                        single-user Toolbox installation, 212–213
Shape feature, 289                                        64-bit operating system, 21, 93, 116, 402
Shared Folders section, Windows, 70                       Size folder, Weldments library, 246–247
shared Toolbox installation, 212–213                      sketch blocks, 245
sharing data, 338–342                                     sketch contours, 283–284
Shark!, 373                                               sketch error warning message, System Options tab, 485
sheet formats                                             sketch fillets, 175
    accessing, 271                                        sketch geometry, 200
    changing, 203–204                                     Sketch page, System Options tab, 164–165, 189–190, 496–501
    creating, 200–203                                     sketch relations, 282–285




                                                                                                              563
Index


Sketch snaps options, System Options tab, 500             SolidWorks Customer Experience Program, 363
sketching, 282–286, 290                                   SolidWorks Customer Portal, 467–470
skills, maintaining, 10                                   \SolidWorks Data\ folder, Toolbox, 211
Skip drawings validation during check in setting, 414     SolidWorks Drafting Standard dialog box, 256
*.sld* file, 35                                           SolidWorks Explorer, 53–55, 446–447
*.slddrt extension, 178                                   SolidWorks Forums, 314, 322–323
sldimdist.exe file, 359                                   SolidWorks Installation Manager (SWIM)
*.sldlfp extension, 242                                       estimating download time and size, 360
*.SLDPRT extension, 51                                        EULA, 359
*.sldreg file, 85, 133                                        installation modification, 408
sldsetdocprop.exe utility, 424, 437, 438, 440                 installing service packs, 356–357
Smart Fasteners, 229–230                                      installing SolidWorks, 121–128, 130
SmarTeam application, 59, 258                                 overview, 117
SmartMates, 240                                           SolidWorks Office Premium version, 147
SMTP server, 68                                           SolidWorks Office Professional version, 147
Snagit tool, 107                                          SolidWorks Office version, 147
Snap to model geometry setting, System Options tab, 500   SolidWorks PDM, 107
SNL (SolidNetWork License), 121, 130, 140–141, 153        SolidWorks Premium version, 146, 263, 373, 387
social media, 323, 334, 473–476                           SolidWorks Professional version, 146, 263, 373, 387
social security number system, 42                         SolidWorks Reference Guide, 258
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 480                SolidWorks Resources icon, 235
Society of Automotive Engineers-Aerospace Material        SolidWorks Rx
             Specification (SAE-AMS), 480                     Files & Logs tab, 332–333
Society of Automotive Engineers-Military Specification        overview, 328–329
             (SAE-MS), 480                                    Problem Capture function, 329–330
software                                                      Rx Diagnostics tab, 330
    CAD, 6                                                    System Maintenance tab, 332
    circuit board design, 6                                   transferring data to SolidWorks, 333
    rendering, 20                                             Troubleshoot tab, 330–331
    uninstalling, 94                                      SolidWorks Search, 55, 235, 240
software interface gene, 11                               SolidWorks Simulation, 20, 374
Software OpenGL Mode, 22                                  SolidWorks Standard version, 146, 373
Software OpenGL mode, 26, 329                             SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling
software performance requests (SPRs), 317, 468                         Bible, 107
Software to Install tab, Option Editor, 135               SolidWorks Task Scheduler, 59, 248
Solid Edge modeler, 47                                    SolidWorks Workgroup PDM
SolidNetWork License (SNL), 121, 130, 140–141, 153            backup plan, 396
SolidSmack blog, 473                                          best practices, 445–462
solid-state drives, 23, 28                                    how it works, 390
SolidWorks                                                    implementing, 392–395
    versus AutoCAD, 7–8                                       libraries, establishing inside, 441–443
    installing, 115–143                                       limitations of, 388–389
    updating, 354–368                                         organizing folders with, 391–392
    upgrading, 371–383                                        overview, 387, 401
    versions of, 146–148, 219                                 permissions, 427–436
SolidWorks 2009 Bible, 244                                    Toolbox, 436–440
SolidWorks 2010 Bible, 106–107                                vault, 390–391, 396–398
SolidWorks Back Office Engine (swBOEngine), 87, 382           VaultAdmin tool, 402–426




564
                                                                                                           Index


SOW (Statement of Work), 481                                storing
Sowell, Devon, 107                                              macros, 308–309
spaceballs, 334                                                 revisions, 61–62
SpaceClaim, 373                                             straight upgrades, 218
specialist consultant, 323–324                              streamlining tasks, 157
speed, hard drive, 23                                       subassemblies, 52, 176, 257
Speed Pak, 51                                               subscriptions, 14, 316–317, 372
Spens, Mike, 107                                            suffixes, part number, 39
Spin Box Increments page, System Options tab, 517–518       Summary section, installation workflow, 125
Spin Increment control, 311                                 SupplierSource Web site, 324
spin wheel, Modify dialog box, 518                          Surfacing feature, 255
splines, 282, 284                                           Suspend automatic rebuild setting, 509
SPRs (software performance requests), 317, 468              Sustaining lifecycle status, 433
*.sqy files, 457                                            sw_mapping.pdmw item, 412
SR (service request), 317                                   *.swb file, 301
stability                                                   swBOEngine (SolidWorks Back Office Engine), 87, 382
    ROI calculation, 355                                    SWBrowser.mdb, 211
    SolidWorks software, 330                                SWIM. See SolidWorks Installation Manager
Stacked balloons option, Document Properties tab, 530       *.swp file, 301
stand-alone license, 122, 130, 140, 145, 154                Symantec Ghost, 33
Standard folder, Weldments library, 246–247                 symmetry, 174
Standard Libraries tab, VaultAdmin tool, 422–423, 437–438   System Configuration Boot tab, 89
standards                                                   System Configuration dialog box, Windows, 86–93
    American National Standards Institute, 479              System Information tool, Windows, 90
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 478–479       System Maintenance tab, SolidWorks Rx, 332
    American Society of Testing and Materials, 479          System Options tab
    defining, 254–261                                           Advanced page, 526–527
    Deutsches Institut für Normung, 479                         Assemblies page, 508–509
    enforcing, 261–263                                          Backup/Recover page, 519–520
    establishing need for, 481                                  Collaboration page, 172–173, 339–342, 525–526
    General Services Administration, 478                        Colors page, 163–164, 494–496
    International Organization for Standardization, 480         Default Templates page, 170–171, 512–513
    Japanese Industrial Standards, 480                          Display/Selection page, 501–504
    National Institute of Standards and Testing, 480            Dissection panel, 247–249
    overview, 253–254, 477–478                                  Drawings page, 489–493
    Society of Automotive Engineers, 480                        External References page, 166–170, 342, 509–512
Standards Store section, ANSI Web site, 479                     FeatureManager page, 514–517
StartOptionEditor.hta file, 131                                 File Explorer page, 521–523
StartSWInstall.hta file, 136–137, 366                           File Locations page, 171–172, 513–514
Startup tab, Windows, 87                                        General page, 484–489
Statement of Work (SOW), 481                                    Hole Wizard/Toolbox page, 521
static library, 212, 247, 437                                   overview, 157–162, 483
static notes, 270                                               Performance page, 165–166, 505–508
status_defs.pdmw item, 412                                      Search page, 522–525
“steering committee,” 375                                       Sketch page, 164–165, 189–190, 496–501
stepped sketch, 288                                             Spin Box Increments page, 517–518
Stop VSTA debugger on macro exit option, System Options         View page, 518–519
             tab, 488                                       System Properties area, Windows, 91
                                                            System Protection, Windows, 81–83




                                                                                                                  565
Index


System Requirements area, Customer Portal, 469                Third Angle projection, 179, 504
System Restore, Windows, 81–83, 91                            third-party library, 232
SystemCheck section, installation workflow, 124               30-day courtesy license, 152, 381
Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte (SAP), 432                     32-bit operating system, 21, 93, 116, 402
                                                              Thread callout box, 261
                                                              threads, 175
T                                                             threats, security, 32
table anchors, placing in sheet formats, 203                  3 Gig Switch tool, Windows, 93–94
Tables page, Document Properties tab, 532–533                 3D CAD, 280–281
tabs, custom property, 274–275                                3D Content Central, Customer Portal, 248, 468
Tagger application, 241                                       3D model, 7, 254
Tags function, 46–47, 240–241, 265                            3D sketching, 291–292
talent, encouraging, 13                                       3D standards, 158, 256–261
tangent arcs, 285                                             3-point rectangle, 283
Tangent edges in new views setting, System Options tab, 492   three-view functionality, 198
Task Manager, Windows, 72–73, 92                              thumb drives, 77
Task Pane, 25, 234–235                                        TIFF format, 197
Task Scheduler, Windows, 59, 64–68, 98, 248, 375              time-based trigger options, Create Basic Task Wizard, 66
Tasks/Network tab, Network Monitor, 99, 101                   tire numbering system, 39–40
T-bolt, 237, 239                                              Title Block, 269–274
tboptions.pdmw item, 412                                      Toolbox
team building, 15                                                  adding user parts to library, 230–231
technical support                                                  alternatives to, 232
    in-house, 324–334, 373                                         customizing hardware, 223
    overview, 315                                                  data management, 212–214
    subscription package, 14                                       file management, 231–232
    through external organization, 316–324                         installing, 209–218
technology manager, 4                                              overview, 207–208
templates                                                          parts versus configurations, 226–227
    assembly, 191–192                                              permissions, 228–229
    default, 170–171                                               selecting hardware, 222–223
    drawing, 192–199                                               Smart Fasteners, 229–230
    overview, 177–179                                              SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 436–440
    part, 180–190                                                  starting, 220–221
    sheet formats, 200–204, 270                                    upgrading, 218–219
    standards for, 158                                             user settings, 227
Temporary directory, 330                                      tools, standards for, 158
Temporary Viewing files folder option, Folders tab, 455       Tools tab, Windows
Tertiary Reference Entity, Mate Reference, 239                     About Windows window, 89–90
testing                                                            Command Prompt, 92
    beta, 354, 374–375                                             Internet Options settings, 91
    internal, 354                                                  Internet Protocol Configuration tool, 91
    service packs, 356                                             overview, 88–89
Text annotation type, Document Properties tab, 529–530             Performance Monitor, 92
Text option, Document Properties tab, 528                          Programs area, 91
Text scale option, Document Properties tab, 536                    Registry Editor, 93
text-based metadata, 187                                           Remote Assistance, 91
textbox, using to create forms, 276                                System Information tool, 90
Thin feature, 289                                                  System Properties area, 91




566
                                                                                                   Index


    System Restore, 91
    Task Manager, 92
                                                  U
                                                  UAC (User Account Control), Windows, 92
    User Account Control, 92
                                                  UNC (Universal Naming Convention) path, 218, 233
    Windows Security Center, 91
                                                  underdefined sketch, 284–285
top-level folders, 50
                                                  unexpected version error, 378
touch screens, 28–29
                                                  Unigraphics, 174
tracking revisions, 58
                                                  uninstalling SolidWorks, 94–95, 141–143, 368, 380–381
“Train the Trainer” session, 105, 108
                                                  unique filenames, importance of, 51–52
training
                                                  Units page, Document Properties tab, 539–540
    company-specific, 15
                                                  Universal Joint mate, 296
    criteria, 104–105
                                                  Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path, 218, 233
    custom, 15
                                                  Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive, 31
    evaluation, 104–105, 348
                                                  Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, 154
    in-house, 106–108
                                                  Up To Surface feature end condition, 298
    live user groups, 111
                                                  Update Component Names when Documents are Replaced
    off-the-shelf, 15
                                                              setting, 169, 511
    online forums, 110–111
                                                  Update Custom Properties function, Task Scheduler, 265, 440
    outside trainers, 105–106
                                                  Update Error warning, System Options tab, 486
    overview, 103–104
                                                  Update Holder marker, 298
    power users, mentoring, 108–109
                                                  Update mass properties while saving document setting, 507
    upgrade, 375
                                                  Update Out-of-date Linked Design Tables option, 169, 511
Transfer Licenses option, Help Menu, 142
                                                  updating
transparency, graphics, 502
                                                     evaluating need for, 348
Triggers tab, VaultAdmin tool, 424–425
                                                     initiating through SolidWorks Web site, 358
Troubleshoot tab, SolidWorks Rx, 330–331
                                                     revisions, 59
troubleshooting
                                                     selecting what and how to, 359
    add-in software, 334
                                                     SolidWorks, 354–368
    Computer Management dialog box, 64
                                                     SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 396–397
    corruption, 379
                                                  upgrading
    crashes, 95
                                                     deciding when, 371–383
    hardware, 18, 74, 325–327
                                                     evaluating need for, 348
    Horizontal Modeling scheme, 287
                                                     major version, 397
    imported data, 326
                                                     straight, 218
    looking past obvious for solutions, 333–334
                                                     Toolbox, 218–219
    mated mechanisms, 296
                                                     training, 375
    software, 325–327
                                                  Usage History area, CPU, 72
    SolidWorks Rx, 328–333
                                                  USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drive, 31
    System Information tool, 90
                                                  USB (Universal Serial Bus) port, 154
    user accounts and, 70–71
                                                  Use an existing Toolbox option, 214–215
TrueType fonts, 195
                                                  Use Assembly Setting For All Components option, 191
24-character serial number, 124
                                                  Use assembly setting for all components option, Document
Twitter, 106, 323, 350, 473–474
                                                              Properties tab, 536
2D CAD, 280–281
                                                  Use document scene background setting, 164
2D drawing, 3, 7, 58
                                                  Use English language feature and file names setting, 487
2D sketching, 291–292
                                                  Use English language menus setting, 487
2D standards, 158, 253–254
                                                  Use Fully Defined Sketches option, 164–165, 496
2-point rectangle, 283
                                                  Use Large Assembly Mode option, 509
two-sheet template, 203
                                                  Use shaded face highlighting option, 486
Type folder, Weldments library, 246–247




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Index


Use shaded preview setting, 507                                  vault validation option, 432
Use Software OpenGL setting, 507–508                             VaultAdmin tool
Use specified color for drawings paper color (disable image in       installing, 402–411
            sheet background) setting, 495                           Lifecycle tab, 419–420
Use specified color for Shaded With Edges mode setting, 495          Projects tab, 418–419
Use Specified colors when editing parts in assemblies                Properties tab, 421–422
            setting, 495                                             Revision Scheme tab, 416–417
Use system separator for dimensions setting, 486                     Revision Table tab, 417–418
Use transparent flyout FeatureManager tree in parts/                 Search tab, 415–416
            assemblies setting, 515                                  Standard Libraries tab, 422–424
User Account Control (UAC), Windows, 92                              Triggers tab, 424–426
user accounts, 70–71                                                 Vault Settings tab, 412–415
user blogs, 470–473                                              VaultData folder, 411
user form, 310–311                                               VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), 301
user group, 15                                                   VBS (Visual Basic Scripting), 65
User Interface folder, 86                                        Verification On Rebuild option, 165–166, 175, 325, 505
user rights, 71                                                  Verification option, 166
user settings, Toolbox, 227                                      version compatibility error, 219
User Settings dialog box, 227–228                                versions, 56
Users and Groups tab, VaultAdmin dialog box, 428                 vertical relation, 500–501
users.pdmw item, 412                                             VGA (Video Graphics Array) connector, 28
                                                                 video cards, 19, 21–23, 25–26
                                                                 Video Graphics Array (VGA) connector, 28
V                                                                View break lines option, Document Properties tab, 537
Validate Vault setting, 397, 414                                 View Labels page, Document Properties tab, 534
vault, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM                                  View page, System Options tab, 518–519
    configuring, 411–426                                         View Palette icon, Design Library control interface, 235
    maintenance of, 396–397                                      View Palette, System Options tab, 491
    moving, 397–398                                              View transition setting, 519
    overview, 390–391                                            Viewing with eDrawings panel, VaultAdmin tool, 415
    size of, 388                                                 views, 198–199
    VaultAdmin Tool and, 402–410                                 virtual components, 293
Vault information section, VaultAdmin tool, 412                  Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), 29–30
Vault Log panel, VaultAdmin tool, 415                            Virtual Sharps page, Document Properties tab, 534–535
Vault server application, 392                                    viruses, 32
Vault Settings tab, VaultAdmin tool                              Vista operating system
    Administrators panel, 414                                        3 Gig Switch, 93
    default settings, 411                                            installing Workgroup PDM Vault, 402
    Delete, Rollback, Archive documents panel, 415                   memory, 21
    Global settings panel, 412–414                                   multiple monitors, 25
    LockVault button, 412                                            uninstalling SolidWorks, 380
    Validate vault and Every startup options, 414                    versus Windows 7, 63
    Vault information section, 412                               Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), 301
    Vault Log panel, 415                                         Visual Basic programming, 313
    Viewing with eDrawings panel, 415                            Visual Basic Scripting (VBS), 65
Vault tab, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, 451–452                     VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), 29–30




568
                                                                                                                Index



W                                                             Windows 7 operating system, 21, 25, 27, 93, 402
                                                              Windows Vista operating system
WAN (wide area network), 30–31, 91
                                                                  3 Gig Switch, 93
Warn about saving referenced documents option, 510
                                                                  installing Workgroup PDM Vault, 402
Warn before saving documents with update errors option, 486
                                                                  memory, 21
warranty, manufacturer, 18
                                                                  multiple monitors, 25
wattage, laptops, 26
                                                                  uninstalling SolidWorks, 380
Web Portal, 395
                                                                  versus Windows 7, 63
WEI (Windows Experience Index), 91
                                                              Windows XP operating system, 20–21, 25, 63, 380, 402
Welcome installation screen, SWIM, 140
                                                              wiping registry, 381–383
Weldments library, 245–247
                                                              Wireframe and high quality HLR/HLV resolution slider, 545
What’s New document
                                                              Wireframe mode, 198, 495
   maintaining record of, 347
                                                              Word summary, documenting solutions, 334
   when considering upgrade, 352
                                                              Workgroup PDM, 56, 231, 265, 277, 404
What’s New session, in-house training, 106
                                                              Workgroup PDM Viewer, 395, 405
What’s Wrong dialog box, 485
                                                              Working copy default option, Command Defaults tab, 453
When rebuild error occurs option, 488
                                                              Working Copy designator, 417, 432
Where Used list, 392, 422
                                                              workspace, 35–36
wide area network (WAN), 30–31, 91
                                                              workstation class computer, 19
Windows Backup
                                                              write access user, 338
   backing up computer, 80
                                                              wrong version error, 378
   backing up files, 76–80
   recommended options, 83
   recovery tools, 80–81                                      X
   System Protection, 81–83                                   Xi brand, 19
   System Restore, 81–83                                      XP operating system, 20–21, 25, 63, 380, 402
Windows Desktop Search, 249
Windows Desktop Search Indexing Status dialog box, 525
Windows Disk Cleanup utility, 96                              Y
Windows Experience Index (WEI), 91                            Yahoo! Groups area, 334
Windows Explorer, 46, 300, 431                                Yammer, 350
Windows Features dialog box, 406, 425
Windows font manager, 195
Windows Indexing Service, 415                                 Z
Windows Registry, 84–86, 163, 379                             Zeroes settings option, Document Properties tab, 529
Windows Registry Editor, 382                                  *.zip file, 33
Windows Search service, 53–55, 75                             Zoom to fit when changing to standard views setting, 518
Windows Security Center, 91




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