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Managing Tasks

The new Tasks feature in the Administration tool makes it easy to perform tasks such as converting and printing SolidWorks documents.

The task framework lets administrators and users execute tasks on demand, based on a schedule, or triggered by a SolidWorks Enterprise PDM workflow. Administrators can configure tasks to run on a specific computer or distribute them to both client computers and dedicated servers. A SolidWorks Print or Convert task can be initiated on any computer that is running Enterprise PDM, as long as the computer where the task is executed has SolidWorks installed.

Administrators can define tasks to be interactive, letting users initiate the task and choose task options. Alternatively, they can set all options so that the task runs silently, without requiring user input.

Using the task API and templates provided in the Enterprise PDM software, programmers can also extend the functionality to support custom tasks.

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