How to Split a SOLIDWORKS Manage Auto Number

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated January 11, 2019


A delimiter can be added, to the display of a Number (Part Number, Project Number, Document Number etc.) created by Auto Number. This will not change value in the system, but only how the Number is displayed.

Splitting of an Auto Number, is accomplished through SOLIDWORKS Manage Administration Options.

Accessing Administration Options

Select Numbering Schemes from the Advanced Module.

Numbering Scheme Module Object


Then Edit or Create a new Numbering Scheme.

Edit or Create Numbering Scheme

Create or Edit a Numbering Scheme

Then Edit the Auto Number

Edit Numbering Scheme

From the Numbering Scheme Item, Check Split Number and select Configure…

Numbering Scheme

Add a Delimiter.

Add a Delimiter

Add a Delimiter

Define the Delimiter and the location of the Delimiter. As the below graphic illustrates, the location is defined by a numerical value.

Delimited Number

If required, multiple Splits can be added.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.