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    Headers in Sheet List

    I'm trying to create discipline headers in my sheet list. The headers are there, but it itemizes every instance no matter if the box is checked or not.

    For example, I want it to list Architectural : Plans as a header just once, then list the 3 plans under it.

    How do I do that?

    Better yet, is there a way to have the sheet list fill in the sub divisions automatically? Right now I'm doing each one manually. I have sub divisions set up for my views so I can sort my project browser, but that doesn't translate to the sheets.
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    Dan

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    Hi Dan,

    If you create a new parameter in your sheets called "sort order" of some such name as make sense for you, you can then assign a different sort order number to each group of sheets. The drawing list schedule sorting is then done by the "sort order" parameter which is set as a hidden parameter in the schedule itself.

    Have a look at the sheets which are in the template I sent you a while back and you will see what I mean.

    Cheers,
    Ian Kidston
    http://allextensions.com.au

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      #3
      I have the sort order parameter there, although I didn't do it in the sheets. It's hidden in the above screen shot.

      The order is fine, I just want to group them under discipline headers after the order is sorted, which it's doing. The problem is it's itemizing every instance instead of grouping them.


      I just noticed if I sort ONLY by the sub discipline, it will do what I want. The problem is the sheet order is messed up. If I list the sub disclipline second, it won't work. I wonder why?
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      Last edited by dzatto; March 22, 2011, 09:28 PM.
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        #4
        Hi Dan,

        Is the image attached the sort of outcome you are after?


        ScreenHunter_01 Mar. 23 08.30.jpg
        Ian Kidston
        http://allextensions.com.au

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          #5
          That would be it! How did you do that? I'm looking at your template but still can't see how you did it. It's not a parameter, right?

          Never mind, I see it now. lol Give me a sec, I think I can figure it out.............

          I guess there is no way to do it without numbering the different divisions, right? Otherwise it would default to alphabetical order.
          Last edited by dzatto; March 22, 2011, 09:42 PM.
          Dan

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            #6
            It is a combination of the sort order parameter, which sorts the sheets into groups and the filters / headings within the schedule itself.
            Ian Kidston
            http://allextensions.com.au

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              #7
              Got it. I still wish there was a way to not have numbers in my headings, but I don't think that's possible. Thanks for the help Ian!

              I plan on starting a template this week or next week. I'll be digging through the one you sent me for ideas.
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                #8
                Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                Got it. I still wish there was a way to not have numbers in my headings, but I don't think that's possible. Thanks for the help Ian!

                I plan on starting a template this week or next week. I'll be digging through the one you sent me for ideas.
                Excellent. The list looks so much easier to read set up that way. The one complaint I got from contractors was that they wanted a simple sheet numbering system as well! Hence the additional column of sheet number 1 to....
                Ian Kidston
                http://allextensions.com.au

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                  #9
                  I was wondering why that was there. Damn contractors! lol
                  Dan

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                    ...I still wish there was a way to not have numbers in my headings, but I don't think that's possible....
                    It is possible, but you'll need two parameters...one for how you want it to read on the plotted sheet, e.g. ARCHITECTURAL, etc.. and the other with the numerical prefix that is used for sorting/grouping only. The latter will be a hidden field. The not-so-fun part is that you'll have to manage both and ensure that both parameter values are coordinated.

                    - Jon

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