How to save your file?
Include the name of your company
So you and your team know that it is your file, made by your company or your team
Name of the client
So you and your team can connect it to this client and it could be saved in this folder
Name of the product being produced
So you, your team, your clients and production facilities understand what will be produced
Revision, never save as final. Because if you change it, you will have to name this something like final_final. That's confusing and can lead to mistakes. Start with two numbers because big projects will have loads of revisions.
Additional tips when saving your files:
Renaming a file
For files produced in certain software like SpaceClaim or SolidWorks, renaming of the file needs to be done directly from the software it was created.
Attempting to rename a file from your computer's directory can corrupt the file, making it unusable. Files from these softwares function a little differently from other Windows/Mac files because they use References files to open and update correctly. These references may be lost if changing the name outside of the software as sub-assemblies and drawings are dependent on the file name to open correctly.