Upgrading the SOLIDWORKS Task Add-in (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Only)

To ensure that the latest, updated version of an add-in such as the SOLIDWORKS Task Add-in is running, you must manually upgrade the add-in.

When you upgrade a file vault to a new service pack or version, existing add-ins are not automatically updated. This is to prevent updated information in the add-ins from overwriting your customizations.

For example, you may have customized the tasks controlled by the SOLIDWORKS Task Add-in. You can continue to use your customized tasks and not upgrade. However, you will not be able to use new task functionality and may have problems starting tasks and processing upgraded SOLIDWORKS files.

To upgrade the tasks manually, copy the .cex files that contain updates for the SWTaskAdd-in, Convert, Design Checker, and Print tasks. The location of the .cex files depends on the method of installation of the client. If you install the client via the InstallShield Wizard, copy the .cex files to C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS PDM\Default Data\ folder. If you install the client via the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager, copy the .cex files to C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\Default Data\ folder. You import one or more of these files to update the SWTaskAdd-in and the tasks it supports.