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PDMPro: Check Out File

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PDMPro: Check Out File

This Specification Flow Task will check out a file from inside the vault.

Note: Before checking out a file, review the PDM plugin settings, specify a path for the vault and the user that the file will be checked out with. Without these specifications, the task will fail to run.


Property NameDescription
Source File PathPath to the file to check out (must be inside the vault).
Constant NameThe name of the Constant into which the result should be driven (Optional).


When this task is added, the properties are static by default.

See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Source File Name"C:\VaultName\VaultFolder\MyPart.SLDPRT"C:\VaultName\VaultFolder\MyPart.SLDPRTThis will mark the file MyPart.SLDPRT as the file to check out of the vault.
Constant NameMyResultConstantMyResultConstantWhen the task is run, the result of whether the file was successfully checked out or not will be written to this Constant.

Using the Task in a Specification Macro

This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.

Outputs are only available within Specification Macros.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • File Checked out.

Success with Warnings

  • File was already checked out.

Failed (one of the following occurred)

  • Plugin not enabled
  • File not in vault
  • File path invalid
  • File name blank
  • File check out failed
  • File checked out elsewhere
  • General failure - Check the specification report for more details.