Serial numbers in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional provide an easy and automatic way to uniquely identify your vault documents. Since these are initiated through templates or data cards, you may be limited in formatting and counters, especially if your documents serve many unique purposes. For example, a Microsoft Word document may represent a legal document, Engineering work instructions, Human Resources policy, or a Marketing plan. These may all need to be uniquely serialized, based on business rules and departmental coding. The Auto-Document Number add-in from the HAWKWARE team makes this possible. With a simple button push, your users can enter the relevant coding information, and our add-in will assign it the correct counter value and rename it.