SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Using Variables in the Convert Task Output File Name

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated December 2, 2016


A nice new function has been added to the out of the box SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017.  When building the file name for the output file, it is now possible to select Data Card Variables right within the interface.

In previous releases of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task, it was possible to add Variable values to the output file name, but it required extensive manual editing of the task script.

Now in 2017 this function is built right into the default task script.

To take advantage of this new feature:

  1. Update the Task Add In to the latest version.
  2. Then double click the Convert Task (or any custom task created from the Convert Task) and go to the  “Output File Details” page.
  3. Click the > box next to the output path and select the Data Card Variables desired.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task Select Variables

SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task Select Variables

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.