I have "Do not allow duplicate file names" option selected for the vault. But, can you set it up so you can't have a part and an assembly with the same name?
That would be a great option, but they currently only have the three on the Duplicate File Name dialog.
And it only checks for duplicate names on check in, not when they try and save the file. This probably relates back to Windows Explorer and how it allows you to save files with the same name but different extensions in the same folder.
It would be a great option. Basically have "Do not allow duplicate file names across these file types" and have the user specify what file types.
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to do this?
Are you asking "why would you want to have 1234.sldprt and 1234.sldasm?"
I don't know why you want that. My point is I want to prevent it. We have a lot of users and I have already seen people try to add an assembly with just one part in it and that part number is already in the vault as a part file. No idea why they would do this.
Plain and simple, I would suggest a more disciplined training for your users. If they screw it up, they fix it themselves.
We have prefixes for our number serialization...
PRT, ASM - amongst others based on level of control. As simple as that.
We had controlled parts and assy's by drawing size, A, B, C, and D. But in the 21st century this practice was proven ridiculous once I took over from my predecessor.
If I could only get some of my customers to veer away from this... Amazing the stranglehold paper based systems still have on engineering culture.
If you setup a file template that handles file naming, that would help ensure you don't have duplicate numbers across varying file extensions. The templates are accessible through the SolidWorks File > New process as well. Only caveat is if you're on PDM Standard, you don't have access to Templates.
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