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Converting Workgroup PDM Files

To convert Workgroup PDM files:

If a selected project uses standard library files from a shared location, these files must be accessible to the computer on which you are running the conversion.
  1. In Windows, click Start > Programs > SOLIDWORKS <version_number> > SOLIDWORKS Tools > SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler .
  2. In the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler dialog box, click Convert Workgroup PDM Files .
  3. Log in with your Workgroup PDM user name and password and the name of the computer with the Workgroup PDM vault. You must have administrative privileges to convert files.
  4. In the Convert SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files dialog box, set the options described below, 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 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.
Select one of the following:

Update entire Vault (vault_computer_name)

All files in the named vault will be converted.

Update by project and files

Specify projects and file types in Convert SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files.

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