file naming standards

The naming and management of digital assets is important to enable fast and easy interaction with files. Spatial Design at massey requires that all digital files handed in comply to our file naming conventions and standards:

<paper number>_<project number>_<lastname-firstname>_<item number>_<year>

eg:

361_p1_bowie-david_img01_2008.jpg

361_p1_bowie-david_vid02_2008.mov

Items:

image>img | video>vid | drawing>dwg | model>mod

Don’t use Spaces and Non-Alphanumeric Characters:

We strongly recommend that you use only letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores on your file names. These are all safe for use on different operating systems and the internet.

Do not use spaces in the file name – this will confuse some operating systems and cause errors in web pages.
Do not use special characters such as: ? / > < , ” ‘ ; : [ ] { } | \ ) ( * & ^ % $ # @ ! ~ ` + =

Last modified: November 15, 2016