Solid Edge

Navigate Folder Paths Efficiently

8 Jun, 2011 By: Russell Brook

On the Edge Solid Edge Tutorial: These tricks will help you move through directory structures quickly.

Editor's Note: This tutorial courtesy of Siemens PLM Software.

Solid Edge provides graphical ways for you to navigate the directory and file structure when opening or placing models, but here are some little-known tricks for simplifying paths when navigating directory structures in Open/Save dialog windows.

1. Typing "." (dot) and pressing Enter in the File Open dialog box will show the complete path to the current folder location.

Displaying the complete path in the file name dialog.

2. Typing ".." (dot dot) and pressing Enter in the File Open dialog will move the user one level up from the current folder location.

Before (left) and after (right), moving up a level in the directory structure from the Open/Save dialog box.

3. Those previous tips work in all Windows Open/Save dialog boxes. Here's one that lets you quickly navigate to the folder in the Parts Library where the current assembly resides by typing Ctrl + . (dot) in the Parts Library window. This is great if you are working on several assemblies that are in different folder locations.

Moving quickly and easily to the folder in the Parts Library where the current assembly resides.

To learn more tricks like these, visit or read more Cadalyst Solid Edge tutorials. Until next time, good luck using Solid Edge.

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