Within Maya > When you do a Shotgun Save As, the filename is automagically assigned an increment. In light of the fact that for our first project utilizing shotgun, we're using it as out-of-the-box as possible, I'm trying to understand what the benefit of this feature is. I find it makes things painful when publishing (as the publish filename inherits the work-file filename with no option to rename), and creates restrictions w/ respects to using Snapshots.
In order to utilize the power of Snapshots between users, we've elected to use a common filename so that the snapshots for that filename all are visible within the Snapshot History app. This allows all users to see the entire list of Snapshots for the Asset, instead of for each filename (Snapshots history is limited to and displays snapshots for the current workfile filename only). We are relying on the .v000 versioning system for workfile increments only. Is there a caveat to working like this? (Other than perhaps running out of padding.... IS THERE ANY WAY TO CHANGE THE PADDING TO FOUR DIGITS?)