Convert Inventor Task Add-in

$150.00 / year and a $999.00 sign-up fee

Convert Inventor Task Add-in is a SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro / SolidWorks Enterprise PDM task add-in that converts Autodesk Inventor files to PDF, DXF and STEP.

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Convert Inventor Files in SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro!

Convert Inventor Task Add-in is a SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro/SolidWorks Enterprise PDM task add-in that converts Autodesk Inventor files to PDF, DXF and STEP. Other file formats are not supported. For other files, see Print to PDF Task Add-in.


Menu or Transition

Execute the task via a menu or transition.

PDF Security

Add passwords to the output file and set document expiry dates.


Apply a watermark to the output file using text or an image.

File Card

Update PDF properties from properties of the source file.

Copy PDF

Process a PDF file as if it’s a source file.


Add references to the output file from the source file. The source file will be shown in the contains tab.

Specify Paths

Specify paths in or outside the vault, including relative paths for secondary outputs.


Convert Inventor files to PDF, DXF, and STEP


The evaluation version is listed below. The evaluation version will run for 250 license validations/PDF generations or 30 days. Once you make your payment a license code will be emailed to you. You may also contact your SolidWorks VAR if you do not wish to purchase a license online.

Download the trial version: (207 downloads)


Upgrades are $195 for the next major version of EPDM.


  • SolidWorks EPDM 2015 and greater.
  • Autodesk Inventor 2010 or greater. The application must be installed on the computer that will be running the task.

Quick installation instructions:

  • Open the cex file and drag and drop the add-in to your vault.
  • Right click on Tasks in the administration tool and select ‘New Task’.
  • Select Convert Inventor Task Addin in the Add-in combobox.
  • Select the computers that will support the task. If you haven’t set up Task Host Configuration, select Task Host Configuration from the EPDM icon in the notification area. Once done, press the Refresh List button in the addin setup page. Press next.
  • Setup the task as per your requirements.
  • Press OK.
  • Now, either setup your workflow to add the task to a transition, or right click on a file and select Convert to PDF.
  • That’s it!

Version 1.0.5 – 03/12/2019

  • Updated licensing model.

Version 1.0.4 – 03/18/2017

  • Fixed issue with saving output file type setting.

Version 1.0.3 – 02/14/2017

  • Fixed watermarking with files outside of the vault.

Version 1.0.2 – 12/16/2016

  • Corrected the assumption that a file is associated with a part or assembly.

Version 1.0.1 – 09/26/2016

  • Fixed licensing issue, added additional logging for Inventor.

Version 1.0.0 – 07/07/2016

  • Initial release.


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Additional Information

  • Primary Output path: This should be a valid UNC path. Note that there is a 260 character limit on file paths, so be careful when using certain variables.
  • Secondary Output path: The secondary output path can be relative to the source or destination file, or a valid UNC path.
  • Create a reference from the destination file to the source file: Source files will show up under the ‘Contains’ tab of the destination file.
  • Duplicate file name handling: Replace existing files and create new versions. Note that files outside the vault will always be overwritten.
  • Version to Convert: Select to use the latest version or the version in the local cache. If there is not a file in the local cache the latest version will be used.
  • Process PDFs that are run through the task: If a PDF is run through the task it will be treated as a regular source file and have any applicable settings applied.

  • Display a menu command in Explorer: Check this if you would like to show a menu item in the context menu of Windows Explorer. This will launch the task for the selected files.

  • This dialog allows setting up variables that will be copied from the source file to the destination file. Note that these only affect files stored in the vault.


The add-in supports adding watermarks to the output PDF.

Security Settings

Security Settings