Task Properties - Execution Method

Use the Execution Method page of a task's Properties dialog box to select the computers that can be used to execute the task and how task execution is initiated.

To display this page:

In the task's Properties dialog box, in the left pane, click Execution Method.

For the Convert and Print tasks, SOLIDWORKS must be installed on the systems you select for task execution. When the task runs, SOLIDWORKS is opened briefly. If you configure a task to convert assemblies that use Toolbox parts, to prevent SOLIDWORKS from hanging, set the Hole Wizard/Toolbox path in SOLIDWORKS to the Toolbox location in the vault. See Configuring Toolbox in SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS.
Let the system choose the computers to execute task (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional) System automatically picks host computers to run task.
Prompt the user to choose a computer when the task is initiated (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional) User is prompted to select computer on which to run task.
Do not select this option if you want the task to be performed silently, for example, when the task is initiated by a state change.
Execute on the computer where the task is initiated Task runs on computer where initiated.
Computers supporting this task Lists computers configured to permit execution of this task.

Select the computers to be used.

If the execution of this task is not permitted on any computer, instructions appear. On each computer to permit task execution:

  1. In the notification area, to the right of the taskbar, click the SOLIDWORKS PDM icon .
  2. Click Task Host Configuration.
  3. Select the File Vault where the task is permitted.

    Tasks that have add-ins installed for the selected vault are listed.

  4. To permit a task, check Permit.
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Execution Method page of the task's Properties dialog box, click Refresh List.
Refresh List Updates list of available computers.