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I know that you can right-click in the 'File name' field of the 'Save As' dialog and get the option to generate a new serial number - see attached. Is that what you were after?
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I didn't know that, so it thank you for enlighten me on that one..
But what i really want is for the variabel "number" to update with a new value from the serial number "document serial numer" and not use the same value as the previous file. When i create a new drawing inside SW and choose to save, it generates the next availble number from that counter. When i choose to save as i does not update this value.
Hope this clarified things...
This should be a setting that the admin user sets from within SolidWorks using PDMWorks Enterprise > Options
Towards the bottom of the page there is an area to set serial number generation for parts, assemblies and drawings.
There are two options and in your case you would want both selected:
1) Automatically name new files with serial number.
2) Automatically name new files on save as with serial number.
Or you can use the method Martin suggested....
If your filename has text along with teh serial number then there's an SPR is open.
option to automatically name files on save as with serial number does not work if appending or prefixing text in filename