If you have permission, you can use administrator-defined tasks to convert or print SOLIDWORKS files from File Explorer. You can also validate SOLIDWORKS document designs.
Administrators use the Task feature in the Administration tool to configure, run, and monitor tasks that team members perform frequently on SOLIDWORKS PDM files. Tasks your administrator can configure include:
Converts files to specified format.
Validates selected SOLIDWORKS documents in the vault using standards created in the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker add-in.
Prints files according to options you set.
For details about completing task. click Help in the Task dialog boxes.
The task help appears in English for the following languages: Czech, Korean, Polish, traditional Chinese.
If your administrator has configured one or more of these tasks, you can initiate them by selecting files, right-clicking, and clicking
Your administrator might have chosen different names for these tasks.
How you use a task depends on how your administrator sets it up. To configure tasks, administrators:
Name the command that appears in the menu
By default, the commands Convert Files, Design Checker, and Print Files are grouped under a Tasks submenu. You might see additional or differently named commands.
- Assign permissions
Task commands are only visible if you have permission to initiate the tasks.
- Set task defaults such as conversion and printing settings
- Specify which default settings you can change
Settings you can edit are shown in the task's dialog box.
- Select users or groups to be notified when a conversion or print task succeeds or fails
Notifications appear in your SOLIDWORKS PDM Inbox.
- Specify whether a task input card is displayed when you launch the task