PDM - Multiple serial numbers
7 months ago

I've been challenged with the following:


49 folders that each need their own serial numbering scheme. The numbering is the same, a 3 digit counter value. But each folder needs its own unique counter. Example:

(Folder) A320-44




(next number would be -004)


(Folder) E195-25





     (next number would be -005)


How can I best achieve this? If I have 49 folders, will I need 49 separate serial number items in the Solidworks Admin tool? Obviously that's not a desired solution. I can just see the right-click menu having 49 options from which to choose. Wow.


Could the user enter the sub-folder, then right-click to generate the next number for that folder? If so, how is that possible - using one serial counter? Or is it not possible? Much thanks!

Categories: Administration

Last comment By: Ulf Stockburger   Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:59:15 GMT
Re: PDM - Multiple serial numbers

If you want 49 counters, you will need 49 counters. You can probably program something as smart that will create a number based on where in PDM you are, but that is not out of the box.

By: Richard Bremmer  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:38:45 GMT
Re: PDM - Multiple serial numbers

49 separate templates with their corresponding serial number counters.....


Luckily you can create the first one, then copy it and make mods to it.

By: Craig Schultz  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:28:42 GMT
Re: PDM - Multiple serial numbers

Hi Robert


I would make an add-in that monitors adding files to the vault. When a new file is created, the name of the directory with the highest number+1 of the file names will be combined. Afterwards the file will be renamed. In this way, any number ranges can be managed, no matter how many of them will be in the future.



By: Ulf Stockburger  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:59:15 GMT
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