Revit Project Browser Organisation Without Using Browser Organisation

Recently I was visiting a customer, providing some on site Revit consultancy, they had a question on how to organise the Project Browser, Revit allows Browser Organisation by right clicking to top level View (all) folder. After showing the Browser Organisation filters and sorting/grouping options for organising the Project Browser they thought it was complicated and not exactly what they wanted.

I then showed them another option. For this method, I duplicate the floorplan type and rename it. With several floorplans, e.g. Ground, First, Second & Third each with duplicate plans set up showing different info e.g. a Ground Floor Planning View, a Ground Floor Furniture Layout and a Ground Floor Services Plan, they wanted to easily group them together by view type.

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With the floorplan, I want to organise active (double clicked so it’s bold) In the Properties Palette, I click on Edit Type and then duplicate.

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I will call this "Planning", and click ok. I don’t need to set anything else so ok the properties box.

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This creates a new Floor Plans (Planning) type folder in the Project Browser containing the Ground Floor Planning view.

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I repeat this process to create other floorplan type folders, e.g. one for Furniture and one for Services. I now change the type for the other floorplans, by selecting each floor plan in the Project Browser and from the Type Selector drop down changing to the relevant new type.

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This is a quick and simple way to produce custom organisation in the Project Browser without using Browser Organisation. This method can be used on Floor Plans, Sections, Elevations, 3D views, Callouts & Drafting views.

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Hope you found this Revit tip useful.

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