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    Sheets won't sort in order

    Hi - I'm having trouble getting our sheets to sort in the sheet browser in the correct order. I've attached some screen shots and we've already tried revising the sorting via Type Properties in several different ways.
    Here's the first issue:
    Groups of sheet numbers are out of order, Some A200s come first, then A000s, then its jumping to A600s, then back to A100, then A200s.
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    Here's a screen Grab of our Sheet Browser Properties: We sort by Discipline then by sheet Number ascending
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    We don't have anything filtered out - Does anyone know why this would be happening or how to fix it?
    Thanks!

    #2
    The only way to do this is to renumber the sheets... Revit is sorting by the full number of the sheet and not just the first two characters.

    You can get it to sort as you want by adding a dash (or whatever) between the second and third characters.
    Greg McDowell Jr
    about.me/GMcDowellJr

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      #3
      You can also add a shared parameter to help sort items the way you want. We have a "Minor Discipline Order" parameter that makes sure our sheets sort correctly since we want to see AE sheets followed by AD and then A sheets.
      Julie Kidder
      Architect + BIM Director
      Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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        #4
        Check out

        This thread
        Dave Plumb
        BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

        CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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          #5
          I read through the referenced thread but it seems to be more about the Drawing Index than the Project Browser. We have our drawing index set up in a very similar way to the examples given - my problem is in the Project Browser itself. Here they are side by side. The drawing index is on the right our Project browser is on the left. The DI is sorting correctly by discipline, with some sub discipline parameters reorganizing specific sheets. It's working great. On the left you'll see why I'm having issues:
          It's sorting by Discipline (Or Drawing Set, as we have it) and it's not ordering the sheets numerically by the whole sheet number, There are A200s sandwiched between A000s and part of the A600s are popping up before the A100s.
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            #6
            You need to change your browser organization for sheets to match the sub-discipline sorting you are using for your drawing index (right click on "Sheets" in the project browser)
            Julie Kidder
            Architect + BIM Director
            Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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              #7
              You need to have your "Sort By" in the Browser Organization Properties to be by Sheet Number.....(It's at the bottom of the window) I'm guessing its by Scale...
              Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                #8
                If I sort by Subdiscipline I get one extra folder that we don't really want. If this functioned like a normal schedule I'd just hide it but since sorting doesn't work that way with sheets we get this:Click image for larger version

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                And There are still sheets are that have the same discipline and sub discipline that are out of order!

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                  #9
                  That's why I said you'll have to renumber them... there are only two options in the Sort by drop-down - Sheet Number and Scale. You can Group them any number of ways but Sorting is another matter. Try what I suggested with a couple of the out-of-order sheets and see if doesn't do what you want.
                  Greg McDowell Jr
                  about.me/GMcDowellJr

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                    #10
                    Sorry about that. Didn't read closely enough.

                    I'm afraid there's not a whole lot you can do with your Project Browser.
                    What's happening there is that Revit has a kind of odd way of interpreting mixed alpha-numeric names
                    There is a logic to it, but it's not the same logic you'd use.
                    In your image from post #5, Revit is interpreting the list as:
                    • A followed by a zero
                    • A followed by a 1
                    • A followed by a 2
                    • A followed by a 2 and then something else (B)
                    • (18 lines like this)
                    • A followed by a 3
                    • A followed by a 5
                    • A followed by a 6 and then something else (B)
                    • (more lines like this)

                    In other words, it's ignoring the leading zeros. If you look at it like that, it does have some logic to it. Made it doesn't really make sense, but that's the logic, and - short of renaming your numbering system - there's probably no way of changing it.
                    Dave Plumb
                    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

                    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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