Task Scheduler has 2 options that are said to bring files up to the latest release, Convert Files and Update Files. Which is the most efficient one to use? Is there functional result the same?
Those are actually different things. Convert files will save them as a different format (PDF, STEP, IGES). What you want to do is Update Files.
the description of convert says it will convert files to the latest version of solidworks
PDM Professional (aka EPDM) has it's own process and tool to upgrade the SolidWorks files to the new version, it's called the FVUT 2016 SOLIDWORKS PDM Help - SOLIDWORKS PDM File Version Upgrade Tool .
As PDM Professional requires that SolidWorks is of the same or an older version the answer to your question is no.
IMHO create a mirror/copy of your current production environment and test. This will familiarize yourself with the process and might identify bottlenecks and be sure when doing the life upgrade everything will go fine.
Hello. The answer is detailed in the sw Help files - search "task scheduler". Convert appears to be what you seek - an older version of the sw file is saved as the version in use. Update rebuilds the file - for example refreshes the external references. The EPDM option is also an option - but this is for files already in the vault.
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