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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.5

SolidWorks File Utilities
SolidWorks File Utilities Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: SolidWorks File Utilities is a file management software designed to help users perform such tasks as renaming, replacing, and copying SolidWorks files. Users can show a document`s references, search for documents using a variety of criteria, and list all the places where a document is used. Renamed files are still available to those documents that reference them. Users can use SolidWorks File Utilities with or without the SolidWorks application and with or without SolidWorks Workgroup Product Data Management (PDM) added in.

SolidWorks File Utilities is not a PDM software; however, it does perform many useful tasks and simplifies many file management processes.

This technology was rebranded from SolidWorks Explorer to SolidWorks File Utilities in 2020.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.5
Decision Date: 05/27/2022
Aliases: PDM Contributor, SolidWorks Explorer
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Dassault Systems
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/27/2022).