In a CAD centric setup of PDMLink we have chosen to have the attributes "Filename", "Name" and "Number" in sync.
CAD users coming from Creo and Pro/Intralink environment are not used to the differences of "Filename", "Number" and "Name". They usually only care about the "Filename" as this is what they need for working with Creo Parametric (Window Management and Model Tree). As soon as the three attributes get out of sync due to a Save As or Rename action the users get totally confused. Some tables in PDMLink cannot be configured to display "Filename" - they can only show "Name" or their Table Displays are not configurable at all. This is the point where wrong datasets are selected for actions.
A general property to sync these three attributes, show one of them and hide the other two from the UI is needed.
E.g. "Filename" is master and "Number" and "Name" are hidden.
The UI for Rename and Save As should incorporate these settings and only show the "master" attribute.
Currently we have to use heavy customization to ensure the synchronization during upload, check in, Save As and Rename.