Using the "same name" is the default action, but any name can be manually assigned.
Have you considered using the multi-sheet drawing format?
Single sheet drawings can also be manually assigned a "Sheet 3 Of 5" type note.
I think what you're telling me is that Solidworks in its raw off-the-shelf format will allow me to have any drawing number? Right? Let's say hypotetically if I just bought an off-the-shelf pack of Solidworks and I start a drawing, how does one normally put a drawing number on a drawing? Is it by a text box? You used the words "default action". This implies that Solidworks will automatically use the Assembly name as the Drawing number. Does that appear on the Sheet as a text box, which one can simply delete? Or is it more "cleverly" imprinted on the sheet making it difficult for one to remove/delete?
Can you elaborate on how I change the drawing name? In my case, it appears on the sheet as soon as I move a view of the Assembly onto Sheet 1. I've tried to click on it and it doesn't highlight or give any indication that it can be changed. I suspect this is rather like Excel where one needs to open up a macro or remove "protection"?
I cannot use the Sheet X of Y format because if I send only Sheet 1 of 2 to my client, he will surely ask "where is Sheet 2" and I would have to say "Oh don't worry, that was just for internal use"!
George, sorry for stepping over but feel like that you need to take some basic training on how to use 3d system and how they work. Please don't take me wrong there but you need to set up a system on how you/your company should use the file numbering/naming system and other things related to cad.
To put it simply- yes solidworks can 'cleverly imprint' items on the drawing sheet including the drawing number. To better understand how all this works and how to make the most of it you'll need to read up on configurations (whereby a single part or assembly file can have multiple configurations [in your case maybe 'internal use' and 'customer use' ] -and drawings can be produced for each configuration seperately). You'll also need to read up on title blocks and how to link text to properties of the 3D file. This can get rather complicated depending how much detail you want- but you should be able to master the basic and achieve what you want to do quite quickly.
There are quite a few guides on the internet on this topic.
See the Help files for linking notes in a drawings title block to properties of the model.
Welcome to the forum. Yes, it's true that SW will assign the model file name as the name of a new drawing, but that name can be changed in the dialog box when you initially save the drawing. Just type in what you want. And the drawing name can be changed any time by RMBing on the file name in Windows Explorer and choosing rename from the drop-down, or you can RMB on the file name in SW Explorer and choose the re-name icon.
I hope this helps, and don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions. And Deepak gave you some good advice. In addition to that you might want to look into taking some SolidWorks classes from your VAR or a local college.
Thanks for the responses folks.
I finally found a knowledgeable person in our organisation who expalined to me as follows:-
If i right click on the sheet background the drop-down menu has an option to "edit sheet properties", then....
(ii) If I simply double-click on the drawing number, it will display a field-code in which I can delete or alter to change what appears on the sheet.