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Print SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Files

Print Workgroup PDM Files schedules batch printing in 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.

To print Workgroup PDM files:

  1. In Windows, click Start, Programs, SolidWorks <version_number>, SolidWorks <version_number>, SolidWorks Tools, SolidWorks Task Scheduler .

  2. In the SolidWorks Task Scheduler dialog box, click Print 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.

  4. In the Print 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 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.

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.


Specify Print options such as Printer, Print range, and Copies.


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

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