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The Tasks feature in the Administration tool lets you configure, run, and monitor tasks that you perform frequently on Enterprise PDM files.

Tasks are defined by add-ins created using the Enterprise PDM APIs.

Enterprise PDM provides:

  • The SOLIDWORKS Task Add-in, which enables Convert, Design Checker, and Print tasks for use with SOLIDWORKS files
  • An API that lets programmers write their own add-ins for customized tasks

All tasks use the task framework, which provides multiple ways to execute tasks: on demand, based on a schedule, or triggered by an Enterprise PDM workflow. You can configure the tasks to run on a specific computer or distribute them to both client computers and dedicated servers.

In the following illustration:

  • Task List represents tasks that are waiting to be executed.
  • Task Hosts are the computers on which a task is configured to be executed.

    A task host can be an Enterprise PDM client computer used for daily work or a dedicated workstation or server.

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