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Print Workgroup PDM Files

Print Workgroup PDM Files schedules Workgroup PDM batch printing. You must have a Workgroup PDM client license installed on the computer using the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler.

You can select the complete Vault of just one project, filter for file type, and schedule a single job or recurring jobs. The documents are copied to a temporary folder, which you can specify, on your local drive.

Workgroup PDM Projects

Only projects to which you have read-write access are displayed. Ask your administrator to enable read-write access to the projects you need to print.

Include subprojects

Select to include documents in subprojects in the print operation.

Add Project

Click to open the Workgroup PDM Projects dialog box, select a project from the list, then click OK. The name of the project appears in the Project column. Repeat to add more projects.


To delete a project from the Project column, select the project and click Delete.

File Name or Type

To filter the files in a project based on type, select a type from the list for each project. The choices are parts (*.prt, *.sldprt), assemblies (*.asm, *.sldasm), drawings (*.drw, *.slddrw), all SOLIDWORKS files (*.sldprt, *.sldasm, *.slddrw), or all files (*.*).

Task schedule

Running mode

Select Once, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

Start time

Each recurring task starts at the specified time of day.

Start date

Tasks scheduled Daily occur every day from the specified date, including Saturday and Sunday. Tasks scheduled Weekly occur on the same day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, and so on). Tasks scheduled Monthly occur on the same day of the month (1, 2, and so on). If you select a day of the month that does not exist (29, 30, or 31 in some months), no task is scheduled for that month.


Specify printer options.


Specify Task Options such as Task working folder, Time out (seconds), and Backup task files.

Creating a Print Workgroup PDM Files Task

To create a Print Workgroup PDM Files task:

  1. Click Print Workgroup PDM Files on the sidebar, or click Tasks > Print Workgroup PDM Files.
  2. Type your Workgroup user name, password, and the name of the computer with the Workgroup PDM Vault, and then click Login.
    You are only prompted for your user name, password, and computer name the first time when you create a Print Workgroup PDM Files task in the current SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler session.
  3. In the Print Workgroup PDM Files dialog box, set the options, then click Finish.
    The task and its title, scheduled time, scheduled date, and status appear in the Tasks panel. The status of the task is Scheduled. When the task is finished, the status changes to Completed.
    Your computer and printer must be on at the scheduled start time. The SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler window does not need to be open. If your computer is off at the scheduled start time, the task runs when you turn your computer on.

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