How to manually launch a task in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Article by Justin Williams updated September 5, 2019

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Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, we can configure tasks to launch on right-click actions, but we can also manually launch a task from within the administration tool.

How to manually launch a task via the task list

  • Administration Tool > Tasks
    • Task List
      • Add Task
Administration Tool > Tasks > Task List > Add Task

Add Task

  • Select the task you’d like to add, and hit; OKIn this example, we’re going to use the Convert task
Select Task to launch > OK

Select the task you’d like to add

  • We can then build our list by selecting either Add Files… and select them individually, or we can add entire folders using Add FolderIn this example; we’re going to select the individual files we would like to add;
    •  Hit; Add Files then build the list of drawings you’d like to convert by selecting the files and hitting Open
Select files or folders

Add Files

  • When your list is complete, hit; OK
Complete your list > OK

Complete your list

  • and the task is launched;

Task is launched

NOTE: This feature is also available within SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, but limited to only administrative accounts

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.