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Convert SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files Task Fails to Launch after Logging In

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated November 24, 2014

When running the Convert Workgroup PDM Files task, from SolidWorks Task Scheduler.  If you cannot proceed past login screen, you need to install the SolidWorks API component.

Task Scheduler Log

Task Scheduler Log

From the windows control panel, select Uninstall a program.

Uninstall a Program

Uninstall a Program

Right click on the SolidWorks installation and choose Change.

Program Change Option

Program Change Option

 

From the welcome screen of the SolidWorks Installation Manager, select Modify the individual installation (on this computer).

Modify Installation

Modify Installation

Click on next until you get to the Product Selection window, select API tools and click on next.  You should now be able to run the convert ask.

Add API Tools

Add API Tools

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.

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