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Serial Number should not increment when moved to another folder

Question asked by Danish Shaikh on Jun 8, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2018 by Danish Shaikh

Hey all!

I have been trying to achieve this from a long time,  but unable to do so.

Basically what i wanted to achieve is as mentioned below,

I have two folder viz., Folder A and Folder B.

Now Folder A & B is driven by incremental serial number. (lets say solidworks part file)

Eg: AB 01

       AB 02

Whenever a solidworks part file reaches the approved state, it moves/is moved to Folder B--> Approved Folder ( for now manually ), This is where the real part begins...

Now in Folder B, I have a template that creates a new project folder

Eg : PROJ 01

        PROJ 02 .

Now I moved that approved part file from approved folder  ( AB 01) to a project folder ( PROJ 01) and make a assembly for with the same name (PROJ 01) .

This can be achieved by assigning a serial number to the assembly with the same project folder number.

But the different parts created(AB 01) in that  PROJ 01 has the increment part files.

For eg;

Folder B

   PROJ 01

      ASSEM 01

        AB 01

        AB 02.


Instead of the above file name , I want something like this,

Folder B

  PROJ 01

     ASSEM 01

       AB 01  XYZ

       AB 01  DEF  ,

So here AB 01 should not increment. How to restrict this serial number for a folder.

Now XYZ, DEF are manual inputs,

Again if i want to create PROJ 02, files should be


     ASSEM 02

       AB 02  GHI

       AB 02  KLM.


Guys ,How this can be possible?