with SolidWorks PDM Standard,
when releasing a drawing, is it possible to get a copy of the PDF also outside the vault, for example in \\sharedfolder\PDF-ERP\
Thanks for info, best regards
In your post you mentioned that you are using SolidWorks PDM Standard. Unfortunately, with PDM Standard the Convert Task is limited to only being able to generate the pdf WITHIN the Vault.
I see another response above regarding using CustomTools. Whilst this could certainly extend the options for conversion, the thing to bear in mind is that PDM Standard does not expose it's API, so any (and this includes the SolidWorks Task Scheduler) external applications that interact with files within your vault would only work as expected IF the file is already in your Vault View, and at the required version. Essentially, no API means that the application can't 'get' the file automatically if it isn't already there and you are likely to get 'file not found' type errors being reported.
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It is at least by using 3rd party software - like CUSTOMTOOLS.
If you have the time, there are two webinar recordings available here:
Combine the powers of CUSTOMTOOLS and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional - YouTube
Setting up and using the CT Task Addin (Technical CUSTOMTOOLS / SOLIDWORKS PDM workshop) - YouTube
This will do what you need and a LOT more
If this concerns Solidworks PDM professional: You can just add secondary path for the conversion task to do copying, I don't know if this works for network path but an example you could copy LOCALLY with secondary task path and then by windows scheduled task to network path every minute.
I might be wrong but I think that is possible by configurating the convert task.
2018 SOLIDWORKS PDM Help - Configuring the Convert Task (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard only) 2018 SOLIDWORKS PDM Help - Converting a SOLIDWORKS Drawing File to PDF Best,Amen JliliSOLIDWORKS PDM API Programming services
thanks to all for informations and suggestions.
Correct, with PDM standard there are limitations.
A possible "workaround" is to have a query on server side that copy the released PDF from vault to the destination folder. Now we did an sql query to do this copy, by getting the physical full path of the released PDF.If you have better ideas or workarounds are wellcome. Thanks to everyone for your support and response. Best regards MM
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