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PDM System Tray Shortcuts

Tips and Tricks Mithilesh 24 March 2021

PDM System Tray Shortcuts

PDM system tray shortcut is widely used for :

  • Logout/Login
  • Task host configuration
  • PDM Inbox (Notifications)

 All these shortcuts are available in PDM local view (Windows Explorer).

Logout : Starting in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, you can now log out of the Vault View from within Windows. This was only available in system tray before.


Task host configuration : From SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 , this is available under Tools > Task host configuration.

Task host configuration

This is useful to permit add-in execution

permit add-in execution

PDM Inbox (Notifications) : This is also available under Tools > Inbox

PDM Inbox (Notifications)

The above all options are useful when PDM icon is not visible under system tray. There are few reported issues under SOLIDWORKS Knowledgebase S-075703, SPR 1143201 etc

If you using PDM 2019 or before versions ,there are SQL queries to enable Task host configuration. Contact your local reseller to assist with this.

Mithilesh Kapre
Elite Applications Engineer, SOLIDWORKS
Central Innovation, Sydney

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