Enterprise’s Label Function

September 15th, 2011


Remember that kid that was always picked last to be on a kickball team? I think SolidWorks Enterprise’s Label function was that kid.

Rodney Dangerfield makes fun of the EPDM’s label function.
Label

What good is it?

I have seen it used three different ways.

First, versions that have a label are never cold storaged. Add a label to a version and you will always know it will be there when needed

Second, you can search for text inside a label. Imagine you have a group of files that you use often. You can give them all the same label, then when you search, you can have them all come up together for quick access. (Think favorite search!)

Lastly, you can use a label as a milestone in your file’s history. Perhaps: “This is the version approved by the FDA” or “Customer rejected this version” or “This file was rolled back because of…”.

LabelHistory

An interestingly unique trait of labels is that you can change and even delete them. I don’t know of any other entity stored in a file’s history that can be deleted.

I think that little kid just kicked a ground rule double!

Jeff Sweeney

CSWE Engineering Data Specialist 3DVision Technologies

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One Response to “Enterprise’s Label Function”

  1. A List of Labels used in the Vault would be handy.

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