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Export SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files

Export SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files schedules batch export in the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler.

Export file type

Select the target file type.

Available selections for target file type:
  • Dxf (*.dxf)
  • Dwg (*.dwg) files
  • IGES (*.igs)
  • Adobe Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  • STEP AP203 (*.step)
  • STEP AP214 (*.step)
  • JPEG (*.jpg)

Export options are available for all file types except JPG by clicking Options.

Workgroup PDM Projects

Include subprojects Documents in subprojects are included 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 under Project in the window. Repeat to add more projects.
Delete To delete a project from the Project list, 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.

Task output files

You can output the exported files to a folder you specify, the Workgroup PDM vault, or both.

Export to local folder Specify a location for the exported file on your computer.
Copy PDF into vault for View As PDF command (Adobe Portable Document Format only) Specify one of the following:

Only drawings without a PDF

Create PDFs for drawings that do not currently have them.

All drawings, replacing existing PDFs

All drawings and PDF files are exported. PDFs that currently exist in the vault are replaced.


Specify export options for the export file type you selected.


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

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