Task to make a PDF on Desktop

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Here is a quick modification you can make to a SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM “Convert” task so it will save the file to the user’s desktop. Go to the task’s “Advanced Scripting Options” find the line: convFileName = “[OutputPath]” and replace it with: (it should be only one line in your editor) convFileName = environ(“userprofile”) & “\desktop\” & “[OutputPath]” You can modify any of the task settings you like except do not include the path when defining the “Primary output path”, […]

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Task to make a PDF on Desktop

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Here is a quick modification you can make to a SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM “Convert” task so it will save the file to the user’s desktop. Go to the task’s “Advanced Scripting Options” find the line: convFileName = “[OutputPath]” and replace it with: (it should be only one line in your editor) convFileName = environ(“userprofile”) & “\desktop\” & “[OutputPath]” You can modify any of the task settings you like except do not include the path when defining the “Primary output path”, […]

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Autologin for task servers

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As SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM’s tasks are being utilized more and more, I see companies dedicating a machine (or virtual machine) to act as a “task server”. This allows users to continue working while another machine does the task processes. (Typically batch printing, batch file conversions or design checking.) The problem is, EPDM will not do any task work if the dedicated computer is not logged into the vault. How do you set your machine to automatically log into the vault? […]

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SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Tasks

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Two of our recent blog entries have caused quite a mail surge! We even recently expanded our mail room and hired two more part time mail clerks.  Many of the letters are complaining about Scott’s recent abuse of photo editing software, others are asking for more information about EPDM’s tasks. Here is a recent example: Dear Engineering Specialist Man, Your latest blog entry really caught me by surprise, you mention EPDM tasks, they looked rather interesting to me so I […]

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Print your dwg files with EPDM Tasks

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Would you like to have your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2011 tasks be able to [batch] print your dwg files as well as your SOLIDWORKS drawings? It is pretty easy, you only need to make a few changes to your Print Task’s “Advanced Scripting Options”. Click on the advanced scripting options button in the bottom of the “Files” section. Now all you have to do is find the function “bIsSupportedExtension” and replace all of it with this code: Function bIsSupportedExtension(oExtension) As […]

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