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    Alphabetize All Filters, in All View Templates, and Keep Overrides.

    Mucho thanks to John Pierson (@60secondRevit) for this one. I really didnt think it was possible, but he amazes me once again. LITERALLY just eliminated hours and hours, every single time i make an update to a firms Revit Template.
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    BTW, this combined with Artejon's View Filter Manager, is an insane combination. I can add Filters to all view templates (with overrides) with Artejon, and then reorder them with this graph. Freaking loving it.

    https://www.revitforum.org/commercia...r-manager.html

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    I love Dynamo for mundane crap like this.

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    Also, just updated Rhythm to help keep the visibility of the filters (For some reason it isn't in OOTB)

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    Woooooo woooooo!!! Thanks John!!

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    So, what exactly does this do for you? I guess I'm not clear on what the value is of alphabetizing your View Filters.

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    Filters are hierarchal, so new ones added don't get placed in alphabetical order. But with a few exceptions I don't end up with multiple filters that affect the same objects. So listing them by hierarchy is stupid.

    Adding a new filter to 50 view templates in my project template, when there are already 46 filters per view template, mean having to click the "up" button literally 1500 times to get all the filters in to alphabetical order, which is the user experience most people expect to see, and like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post

    Adding a new filter to 50 view templates in my project template, when there are already 46 filters per view template, mean having to click the "up" button literally 1500 times to get all the filters in to alphabetical order, which is the user experience most people expect to see, and like.
    You can alphabetize filters with View Filter Manager, also when a new filter has to be added, it is not even necessary to have filters already alphabetized in a source view/view template. This is how to do it: select options 'Sorting: alphabetic', 'Reorder Filters' and 'Start at positon: 1'.
    You can also manipulate an order of filters without affecting their actual order in a view/view template (buttons 'Move Up, Move Down') , export a list of filters and reuse it to order filters in views/view templates in a future: options 'Save list of Checked Filters' and 'Sorting: by imported list'.
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    Was that in V1?? I have the original one and never got it to correctly put new filters in alphabetical order...

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    Some options for granular reordering that I have mentioned are part of enhancements in v.1.1, still you can alphabetize filters with v.1.0:
    - make sure 'Sorting: alphabetic' is used
    - select 'Keep order from a list when copying'
    - uncheck 'Do not copy new filters' to add new filters
    Filters in a destination view that do not exist in a source view will not be alphabetized with the rest of filters however there are easy ways to overcome this, e.g. you can create a master view template with all the filters in a project and use it as a source view to propagate filters' order to any destination view or view template.

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