Currently we have our PDMLink system set to publish CAD files / Documents on check-in. There is no option to publish on a Rename only. I propose to create the ability to republish on a Rename only without setting the system to publish out of date files. That would overload our system since that includes any state change.
Many times our users checks a CAD file in without an assigned number. This could be for many reasons. Then at some point they get the assigned number and they rename the files in commonspace. A lot of times they are not finished with the drawing so they would be checking the file out, making a change then checking it in again.
Or sometimes they have a number already assigned but have to rename it for whatever reason. They may have already been done with the drawing and therefore won't check it back in. The published view is not correct.
Yes, we could make sure the user knows they have two options.
1. They can manually delete the existing published view the republish manually.
2. They can make sure they check it out, make a small change and check it back in.
More work for the user. We want to make less work, not more. It is more than likely the user will forget to do one of these and lead to errors and incorrect information. We need to make sure the published view is correct without relying on the user. We do that with Change Management and many other processes in PDMLink.