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How to Use the Convert to High Quality Views Task in the Task Scheduler

This is an article showing how to use the Convert to High Quality Views task in the Task Scheduler. You can find a full list of tasks performed by the Task Scheduler here:
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For drawing views with edges, there are two different quality types that you can choose from in the Display State section: draft and high quality.

  • Draft Quality: Minimum information is loaded into memory. May have missing edges and degraded printing quality
  • High Quality: All model information is loaded into the memory

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This task from task scheduler helps the drafter to work through annotating the drawing views with better performance, and then when it's ready for print to convert the drawing view quality to high.

Convert to High Quality Views Task Workflow

Here are the steps listed according to the following graphics:

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  1. Open up the Convert to High Quality Views task in the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler
  2. Set a custom Task Title if needed.
  3. Add the file or folder that contains the documents that need to be converted. Only either File or Folder can be selected for the task.
    • If adding individual files from different folders: use the button Add File > browse to the file's location > select the file > click "Open".
      • File name will be populated in the File Name or Type column below
    • If there are folders that all files within need to be converted: use the button Add Folder > browser to the folder's location > select the folder > click "Select Folder". You can then check on "Include subfolders" to include files in subfolders.
      • File type will be populated in the File Name or Type column below. In this task, only drawing file type can be selected
  4. Running mode can be set to Once, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. If the Start time and Start date are set in the past, before clicking "Finish", the task will start immediately
  5. In the Advanced option:
    • Set where the task working folder is. The task working files can include backup files, reports, and so on. 
    • Set when the task would timeout, ending the task whether or not the task completes.
    • Run SOLIDWORKS in the background minimized or not.
  6. After everything is set up to requirements, click Finish to set the task in motion.

SOLIDWORKS will launch itself, perform the actions according to the task, and close itself when the scheduled time is reached.

For further assistance, please contact our HawkSupport team at 877-266-4469(US) or 866-587-6803(Canada) and

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