Starting with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2016 SP4 you can create a task to convert DWG\DXF documents to PDF. This article will outline the steps to install the task when creating a new vault and adding the task to existing vaults. The task uses DraftSight to perform the conversion process and therefore requires a DraftSight Professional or Premium license.
When creating a new vault, you can select to install the DraftSight to PDF conversion task on the configuration details page as shown below.
Once the vault creation process is complete, you will see the SWPDFTaskAddin listed in the Add-ins node.
You should also see the default ‘DWG\DXF Files to PDF’ task listed under the Tasks node.
To add the DraftSight to PDF conversion task to existing vaults you will need to make sure the vault is at version 2016 SP4 or newer. These steps can be performed on any client install and only needs to be done once per vault.
This completes the installation of the DraftSight to PDF conversion task. You can now configure the task to convert DWG\DXF documents to PDF during workflow transitions or from a menu command.
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