The SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional user experience is centered inside the Windows Explorer interface. This provides familiarity with your users, to get them comfortable quickly. But It also lends itself to perpetuating poor organization, or frequent re-organization. The templates engine also provides a powerful way to automatically generate complex folder structures with pre-populated properties and group permissions. But changes to these templates do not retroactively update the existing folder permissions, to match the new template. The PDM Folder Permissions Editor from HAWKWARE provides your vault administrators with an easy way to audit or edit the user or group permissions for large numbers of folders at one time, using powerful wildcard searches, and even group and username filtering.