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    Project Browser Listing Order - How to change from Alphabetical?

    I'm new to Revit but I've a good understanding of what to do to make it work.

    The first thing that is bugging me the the List Order in the Project Browser; more specifically the order in which the floor plans are listed. I appears to be only in aphabetical order as I can see no other way of changing it ideally so that individual floor plans can be moved up and down the list.

    Example: T.O.F (top of foundation), Ground Floor, First Floor, Second Floor, Feature Band1, Feature Band2, U/S of Haunch, Feature Band3, Parapet Level. I want them to appear in that order as if working up the building from the bottom.

    Is there a way of doing that?

    #2
    You could use project parameters to sort your views but that takes constant coordination. If you want to list your views according to level name them accordingly. L00- ground, L01-first floor, L02-.....
    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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      #3
      Originally posted by elton williams View Post
      You could use project parameters to sort your views but that takes constant coordination. If you want to list your views according to level name them accordingly. L00- ground, L01-first floor, L02-.....
      Since before using Revit [on AutoCAD] we've been using 10 for ground floor, 11 for 1st fl, etc., to allow the use of 07, 08, 09 for B3, B2, B1. If you stick with "ground = 00", then basements will not be in order of lowest floor to highest [i.e., a sequence of B3, B2, B1, Ground, 1st, etc.] neither in the project browser, and nor the sheets as PDFs, DWGs, etc., or even hardcopies, if you also use the same for "ground = 00" for naming the drawings. We also use ground = 10 as I've never encountered a building with more than 4 or 5 basements, so you've got room for a ten basement building. Plus the naming still makes some sense, for e.g. 15 = 5th floor.
      Last edited by kamranmirza; June 12, 2017, 01:11 PM.
      Kamran Mirza
      Chartered Architect RIBA, ARB, PCATP

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        #4
        You can sort your PB by level. :thumbsup:
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        chad
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          #5
          Give that man a fish. It works!

          Thanks for that, it would have taken me ages to find that out. Thanks for the other two answers as well but they kind of mised the point I was gettingt at; hopefully they will have learnt from this too.

          The next problem is how to arrange the Profiles in the PB. If I create a new family profile for an architrave say from scratch when I import it is listed under it's own separate profile subfolder. I can only seem to create one profile at a time under the new/family/profile route so I'm left with each one in a separate folder in the PB. Is there a way of having them in one sub folder under profiles or indeed indeed copying them from one folder to another?

          Another prime example would be Walls/Basic Wall and then all the wall types displayed together in that one folder. Is it possibe to break them down into further sub folders for the different types of "basic Wall"?

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            #6
            Most (all?) families sort by Category -> Family Name -> Family Type. In your case that would be Profiles -> ArchitraveProfile -> ArchitraveProfile. The family type defaults to family name if there are no defined types in the family. Other than using a 3rd party PB addin I don't believe there is any way to change the way families sort.
            Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


            chad
            BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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              #7
              Hi
              I am unable to see this option when I go to Browser Organization. It is a completely different window. I am using Revit 2016.
              Can you please suggest for this version.

              Thanks again

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                #8
                That Browser Organization hasn't changed much for many versions, now. (until 2018, anyway)
                Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
                Dave Plumb
                BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

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                  #9
                  See attached. :thumbsup:
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                  chad
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                    #10

                    Hi, this is my browser organization window.
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