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PDM task to save as pdf opens new instance of SolidWorks

Question asked by Jamil Snead on Jan 16, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2020 by Jamil Snead

Hi guys, it's been a long time since I've been on these forums but I have run into a really annoying issue that I can't figure out. We finally switched over from Workgroup PDM to the new SW PDM and have a workflow set up where during a couple of state changes it will automatically run a task to save drawings as pdfs. The annoying thing is that even if the state change is executed from within the PDM pane in SW while the file is open, it will always open a new instance of SW, load the file, export the pdf, and then close that instance. This can take a long time to execute. It would be better if it just saved the pdf from the already running instance of SW that has the file open already.

 

Do any of you know what could be causing this behavior? Here are some of the settings:

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