When adopting a new way of working like hosting a project on the Autodesk Construction Cloud, there are inevitably many questions that need answering.
Consider when a team shares a package. The file name typically stays the same. The person who uploads the file sees the file increasing in the minor revision (version). They assume that this revision qualifies the file uniquely for others to identify.
Yet, when the package is shared, the consumed folder of any receiving teams only increases the minor revision monotonically.
In other words, unless some other way is found to uniquely identify a revision of a file, there is no way of telling which file is it without opening the file and looking for some identifier.
This is also true of the shared folder (the shared folder automatically houses a copy of the shared package files).
The logical answer is to employ metadata to identify the files through a major revision. This is made all the easier when a naming convention like the ISO 19650 naming standard is enforced on the folders. That way, the metadata travels with the file as it is consumed and shared. Any user can then identify the file by its major revision regardless of the minor revision, which has no identifying role in any case.
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