You can generate an output file from a template file, that has the extension tpl.
The template file is separated into 4 consecutive parts,
which end with the keywords <-cmds>, <-head>, <-body> and <-foot> at the beginning of a line. The output file will be written with the same coding as the tpl file, which is the base for exporting.
In the <-cmds>-Part the following commands will be interpreted if they are at the beginning of the line:

  • out=<outputfile name>
    This should be the complete name of the outputfile including the directory names (path)
    or simply only the desired file extension (filetype).
    e.g .: out=c:\documents\ausgabe.csv or out=.csv
  • ask=<outputfile selectable>
    If the first character after = isn't n, then you are asked for the output filename.
  • exe=<outputfile open>
    If the first character after = isn't n, then the outputfile is opened with the program that is assigned to the extension of the outputfile.
  • openwith=<outputfile open with>
    Here you can give the complete name (including path) of a program, that shall open the outputfile.

All other lines can be comment. They are ignored on output.
The <-head>-Part and the <-foot>-Part is taken one-to-one.
For all selected Solid Edge documents the <-body>-Teil will be written, by relacing the propertynames, which are marked with angle brackets <> by the corresponding property text of the selected documents.
In the <-cmd>-Part and <-head>-Part environment variables can be placed in the form %<name of the environmentvariable>%.
Some examples are installed to %<programdata>% . Clicking on "Export" the templates from the last used directory are shown. If you click "Cancel", you can select a template from an other directory (clicking on "...").

The csv-export example should always work. The output goes to the users documents. The program, associated with csv, opens the file automatically. You can simply derive a xml-export from this example.
It looks a bit more complicated, if you want some processing (scripting). Examples for that, written for Microsoft powershell or vbscript, are installed. One is generating a pdf with SolidEdgeTranslationServices and another one is creating a zip using 7zip. If you need help or want to develop something, contact us.


Clicking on Edit properties toggles the editmode.
On switching off the editmode and on closing the FFViewer you are asked to save the changes.
You can save the changes to the SolidEdge document and the FastFinder database by clicking the button "Save changes".

Some columns, like filename, path etc, are not editable.

In editmode the automatic copy to the clipboard is disabled for the changeable columns.
Also functions, based on the selection of a row, don't work.