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    #11
    Originally posted by JCM View Post
    Refer to this thread for more info

    The post by Alfredo Medina had a good overview of what needed to be done. If you need a step by step guide please let me know and I can create one for you
    Thanks Juan. I remember that thread now. I think you've set me on the right track. Let me mess around with it and I'll let you know how it went, or scream for help. lol
    Dan

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      #12
      Okay, yeah...........I'm lost. Are you adding these to the sheet list or the project browser itself? I can't seem to figure out how to add to the project brower. It should be under manage > settings right?

      Another thing I've noticed is that the electrical or mechanical views aren't as responsive. I guess it's because it's an underlay. It skips around when panning and loses it's graphics a lot. Architectural discipline never does that.
      Last edited by dzatto; January 14, 2011, 04:55 PM.
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        #13
        So I just did this from the beginning because I was not sure where you lost the trail. Hope this helps. Let me know if it doesn’t and I’ll try again.

        So I would first go to Manage > Project Parameters > click "add" > click "Shared Parameter" and on the right hand scroll down to check "View". Name it Sub Discipline or something that makes sense to you. I would not call it Discipline because you will be confused later between Revit’s hardcoded parameter and your own. Then I personally would make it "text" and Group it under "identity data".

        Now go to View > User Interface > Browser Organization > and start a new one. These behave like a schedule basically. The Folders tab will want to know which drop downs you want in your browser and in which order. Mine goes “Sub-Discipline” then “Family and Type” with my Sort by set to “View Name”. But you can experiment and organize it whatever way makes most sense to you. <<Side note: This is where you can add a filter to only show views not on sheets. If you set your filter to "Sheet Name" "Equals" and leave the last space blank.>> When you are happy, OK out and make sure you have clicked the check box for your new organization before you close the last menu.

        Now your Project Browser is going to be a mess, with “???” all over. You are going to have to go into each of your views and set the new sub discipline parameter to manually organize them. Hint: Use control to select many views at once.

        Cheers,
        Sarah Foulkes

        Not a Revit Robot

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          #14
          Originally posted by dzatto View Post
          Okay, yeah...........I'm lost. Are you adding these to the sheet list or the project browser itself? I can't seem to figure out how to add to the project brower. It should be under manage > settings right?
          You have to add the shared parameters to the sheet. Then in Views>User Interface>Browser Organization you go to the sheets tab and you add a new item, give it a name (ie. sheet order)> in the folders tab you can group by Discipline(shared parameter), then by sheet order(shared parameter), and finally sort by Sheet Number.
          Juan Carlos Moreno
          Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
          Sisley Cosmetics

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            #15
            Okay, here's the step by step:

            1. Create 2 new Shared Parameters to start with. Use Text Parameters and name them View_Organisation1 and Sheet_Organisation. (or anything you like)
            2. Import them in a project and assign them subsequently to category views and category sheets
            3. Go to View > User Interface > Browser Organisation.
            4. In the View Tab of the popup screen, select New, name and assign the SP View_Organisation (or whatever you named it). Select the newly made Organisation Type.
            5. In the Sheet Tab, select Name name and assign the SP Sheet_Organisation. Select the newly made Organisation Type.
            6. Click OK. If you look at your PB you'll see it collapsed entirely with some ???. Fly out the PB and you'll see that all the views are placed in one group. You'll need to fill in those newly made parameters. Fastest way to do this is by creating a view and sheet schedule with the fields name and SP View|Sheet_Organisation. Then you can fill them all in at once.
            7. You'll notice this to be a tad coarse way to order. In the Browser Organisation you can select Edit and give three levels of Organisation, and a Sorting order which will apply to all levels. You can use any way of organising parameters, OOTB or custom made SP's.
            Martijn de Riet
            Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
            MdR Advies
            Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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              #16
              Thanks guys. It actually made sense as I was reading it. I got side tracked on some other things, but I'll be trying it shortly.
              I wasn't thinking about it correctly. I think I know what I'm doing now..............
              Dan

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                #17
                Ahh, sweet success. Thanks guys.

                One more question, how would you make Revit plot in sheet order instead of alphabetical? I'm guessing SP's again?
                Dan

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                  #18
                  I haven't figured out how to do it from Revit. In my case I usually submit pdf files that are then sent to print so I just print them combined into one file with adobe pdf and then I open the pdf and rearrange the files there. I do mostly single family residential renovations so usually the amount of sheets I have to print is manageable for this approach.
                  Juan Carlos Moreno
                  Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                  Sisley Cosmetics

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                    #19
                    That's how I've been doing it also. I have about 50 sheets in my set, so it's sort of a pain to do it that way. It'd be way easier if you could plot in any order you wanted.
                    Dan

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                      #20
                      I know, that would be great. 2012? Let's not hold our breath though
                      Juan Carlos Moreno
                      Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                      Sisley Cosmetics

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