In this article we will do a brief overview of SOLIDWORKS PDM Tasks. A PDM Task, is a means of automating undertakings, such as converting files. SOLIDWORKS PDM ships with a number of Tasks
These Tasks can be added when a vault is created
Or they can be added by right-clicking on the Task node.
Tasks rely on scripted Add-ins and SOLIDWORKS PDM ships with the Add-ins required for the tasks shown above. For those that are so inclined, you can create your own custom add-ins that will drive your own custom tasks
Existing Tasks can be modified, in order to add to or modify their behavior.
Tasks are administered through SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration and they are composed of a number of elements, that define how the task will be executed:
How the Output file will be formatted.
And who can run the Task
Once the Task is created, it can be launched by right clicking on a file, in the Local Vault View.
Tasks can also be launched from a Workflow Transition Action. Thereby further automating the generation of supporting files, such as PDF’s or DXF’s.