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By Elene Teolis – PDM Application Specialist at SolidXperts

Effectiveness: PDM Professional 2019 and more recent & SOLIDWORKS 2018 or more recent

News for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional conversion tasks: it is now possible to obtain unfolded sheet metal states in DXF / DWG format files. The task can be configured to run on demand or through the workflow.

If these options do not meet your needs, take note that CutXperts, a tool developed by SolidXperts, can now be defined as any other conversion task in PDM. See also how to configure a PDM task for CutXperts.  For additional information, contact SolidXperts Technical Support.

Here’s how to access these new options:

1- Check the version of the SWTaskAddIn add-in.

2- To take advantage of the new features, update task add-ins to version 2019 as needed, and import the new base task ˃ ​​Convert.cex (if you already have a task with the same name, rename the old one first)

3- Define a new conversion task (Make a copy and rename the Convert task ˃ ​​eg: DWG conversion)

Choose the file format “DWG format or DXF format”

4- Advanced conversion options are now available for export.

Advanced conversion options

The available options are:

In the case of multiple bodies, choose:

The task can be configured like any other conversion task, to be run on demand or automatically in a workflow transition.

There are plenty of new features in SOLIDWORKS from 2015 to 2019. If you want to learn more, download our White Paper.