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Revision Numbers

Revision numbers are names that uniquely identify file and item versions. Any version of a file or item (created when checking in a modified file or item) can be assigned a revision number, either automatically during a workflow transition or manually by a user with sufficient rights. Use revision numbers to help users retrieve the correct version of a file or item, or to limit access to specific users.
A revision number is distinct from a version number. SOLIDWORKS PDM increments a version number (1, 2, 3, ...) each time a new version is checked into the vault. A revision number can then be applied to any version. For example, version 7 of a file may be approved as part of a workflow and receive the Rev1 revision number.
You can set up revision number to match the numbering schemes used in your company. A revision number can consist of static text and one or more components (counters) that automatically increase every time the revision number is applied to a file or item. Example revision numbers are:
  • Rev 1, Rev 2, Rev 3, ...
  • A.01, A.02, A.03, ...
  • 1.1, 1.2, ..., 2.1, 2.2, ..., 3.1, 3.2, ...

Revision numbers can be applied to items, files, and their referenced files (drawings, assemblies, and parts).

You can set up different revision numbers for different workflows or processes to accommodate all file types managed by SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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