ignoring PDMWorks Built-In properties

Discussion created by Guest on Oct 24, 2006
We name our files by the Part Number but we also populate the Number field with the part number and then hide the file name from the PDMWorks view as was suggested elsewhere just so we don't see the file extensions. To avoid having to fill in the part number in PDMWorks you can create a property in each template called "Number" and give it the following text $PRP:"SW-File Name" and the number field will auto populate without the file extension.
Beware as PDMWorks overwrites this with the actual part number on check-in so it won't auto update if you rename a file.