Active Workspace & Active Folders in Teamcenter

Search Tools in Active Workspace

In Active Workspace you may well have already discovered the many ways we can search or filter the data stored within Teamcenter.  All the tools available in Active Workspace can be developed to suite your specific product data, as is the case for Active Folders.

Organize searches with active folders

You can create search criteria for active folders that generate results automatically. Then you can navigate, organize, and share these active folders. Active folders save predefined search queries and return the latest available matching search results.

You can create a hierarchy of related active folders to group similar searches together. A new active folder adopts the criteria of its parent by default. You can create a parent active folder with common search criteria and then refine this criterion for a set of child active folders.

Find your active folders

Open Active Folders from the global navigation toolbar or from the My Active Folders tile on the Home page. By default, My Active Folders contains the Recently Modified active folder with sample searches in nested folders:

By Me

Returns your recently modified data. The criteria and the results are displayed in the Overview tab in the right pane.

By My Group

Returns your group's recently modified data. The criteria and the results are displayed in the Overview tab in the right pane.


My Active Folders tile on the Home page:

Example Active Folders:

Top Level Folder (Project 111)


In the example above we have created the Top Level Active Folder called Project 111 and then added child folders to represent different types of data that have been assigned to Project 111.

For this example, we are featuring data that has been assigned to a Teamcenter Project as our primary search criteria and then searching within that data using additional search criteria to filter on specific dataset types.


Assigning data to a project, is not a requirement of Active Folders.  In our example we will use the Project assignment to show how data will automatically get filtered into the Active Folders, based on our search criteria.

Creating Active Folders:

First, we will Create the Top Level Active folder for the Project 111

Once we have all the Active Folders created, we can begin to assign data.  In our example we will simply assign data to the Project 111.  The following screenshot will show how data can be filtered automatically using the filtering criteria of our Queries.

After Data assigned to the Project 111:

Tree View from My Active Folders:



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