Launching Design Checker Tasks

You start Design Checker tasks from the shortcut menu in SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer or from the Actions > Tasks menu.

To use the Design Checker task to validate files:

  • First create a Design Checker Standards file using the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker add-in.
  • SOLIDWORKS must be installed on the computer executing the task.
How you use the task depends on how your administrator configures it.
  1. Select one or more files.
  2. Right-click and click Tasks > Design Checker.
    Your administrator might have chosen a different name for this task.
  3. In the Design Checker dialog box:
    1. Select the Design Checker Standards file to use.
    2. If you want SOLIDWORKS to correct failed design checks, select Auto correct all failed checks
    3. Select how Design Checker reports are handled.
    4. Specify the log file path.
  4. Start the task by clicking OK.

If you execute the task on your computer and SOLIDWORKS is not already running, SOLIDWORKS opens briefly to allow the task to start.

If your administrator selected you for notification on task completion, click the SOLIDWORKS PDM icon that appears in the notification area, at the far right of the task bar to read the notification.