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Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 3:55:48 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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One of the biggest improvements that I would like to see added to revit and seems like it would be relatively easy to add is the ability to add sub-folders to the project browser.  I understand that there is a need to maintain certain categories as fixed by the system in the project browser, but I would like to see the ability to be able to right-click on a browser catagory, such as Detail Views>Add sub-folder.  You could then arrange detail views into folders such as: Plan details, roof details, curtainwall details, interior finish details, etc.  This would also be very useful for organizing drafting views and wall types.  With wall types, I would like to be able to put exterior walls, interior stud walls, interior masonry walls, foundation walls, etc in their own subfolders.  I know that there is the ability to filter the project browser, but I find this clumsey and its effectiveness is largely related to your naming views.

 

Also, I would like to be able to change a plan to a detail view.  I have made some callouts for enlarged plan details.  When making them, I did not realize I had them set to plan in lieu of detail.  I cannot move them.  It seems the only way to change this is to make a new detail view for the same location as my enlarged plan view and cut/paste all of the detail components, tect, and line work from one to the other.  I should be able to just drag the detail view from the Plan category to the detail view category in the tree or select the plan view and under properties change it to a detail view. 


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Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 4:28:00 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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I have done this by adding a shared parameter to the views category then setting my broswer up with that as the second sort.

 

To do this,

- under file / shared parameters, create a new shared parameter.  I called mine View sort.  I creted mine in a group called views ( You may have to add that group.)

- Then under settings / project parameters, click add

    - select views from the category list

    - pick the shared parameter button then select the one you created earlier & finish up

 

Now, when you create a view, fill in this parameter under the views properties.  (I add this to my view template as well)

 

To fix your browser to use this, right click on the views at the top of the browser and select properties

- click duplicate

- change the name

- under folders, set up th folder grouping and how you want them sorted.

 

Hope this helps.  BTW - set this up and your view templates in your project template so you don't have to do it again. 


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Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 6:11:20 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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That is a great tip.  Thank You

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Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:07:14 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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awesome...works like a charm...thanks

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Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:06:13 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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Ok works like a dream...but, is there anyway to get rid of the "Floor Plan" that sits in front of every name?  Take a look at the image.

 

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Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 3:34:39 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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So can I assume that by the lack of response there is no way to do this?

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Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 8:27:18 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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That never shows up in my browser. Are you useing Arch, MEP or Str? My guess is that you have something set in your browser organization that adds that prefix. Can you post a shot of your broswer organization? Might help to better answer your question.

 

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Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 8:40:20 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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Here you go.  This is what I have set up.  Is there somthing I'm missing?  thanks,

Lorne 



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Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:05:33 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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Apparently if you just sort by "Type" then it inserts the Family before the view name. We have alsways sorted by "Family and Type" so I had never seen this before. If you change your sorting it should get rid of the "view family name:" portion.

I guess you learn something everyday Smile

 

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Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:53:48 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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Sweet...sometimes I wonder why Revit has some of the features it does.  It just gets in the way sometimes.  Nevertheless, thanks Puh

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Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 8:26:52 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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WWHub you were a lot of help, I hope you can help me with one more thing.  As of right now i have one folder called ??? and within that i have 2 sub-folders (Floor Plans, Elevations) How can i create more folders under the Views(byView Use).  In other words i'm trying to create a folder and and later add other sub-folder views.



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Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:01:55 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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It appears that you are sorting by paramter 1 and parameter 2 but have not assigned a value for p1. The ??? is when you have not assigned a value to the parameter that you are sorting by.

 

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Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:07:29 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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how do i do that - and how do i create more folders like ??? with its respected sub-folders

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Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:12:42 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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You just need to find the parameter that you are sorting by in the element/ view properties and then assign it a value.

 

If that doesnt help send a screen shot of your browser sorting.

 

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Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:21:24 PM | Revit Wish list items: expand project browser organization

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ok here it goes

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