I use "Viewpoints" to run my coordination meetings.
I number my folders and viewpoints to keep them oganized. Ex: 1. HVAC, 2. PLUMBING, etc...
everything seems fine until you get to #10, 11, 12, ...
Navisworks does NOT reconize these numbers and when right clicking and using "Sort" will place #10 directly after #1.]
Long story short, it just reconizes the first number and not a double-digit number.. it thinks #19 is before #2 if that makes any sense.
A sequence, when sorted in Navisworks looks like this: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,...
Please correct. It is tedious to go back and move the folders/viewpoints around to get them to appear in the correct order.
Just tried this and it seems to do more like you want:
Number 01,02,03 etc rather than just 1,2,3
And I am guessing that if you see that you will have over 100 folders, then you would need to do:
001,002,003 .... 010,011,012....etc
As Dennis suggested, we prefix Viewpoints, Clash Groups, etc., with an appropriate number of leading zeros. Works fine for us.
i do the same for most things even dates in file / object names
would be nice if they could use the proper alphanumeric listing code instead of the simple analogous digit by digit method...should be pretty simple for the programers to include it
They would need to build their own Sort() method and override the existing one, which is likely the out-of-the-box (framework) one which does a straight alphabetic comparison. It would need to recognize strings which start with numbers, how many of those characters are numbers, what to do when there are unequal numbers of number prefixes (e.g. 1 vs 009), what to do when there are no numbers, and so on. Not exactly easy, and will require *some* time (its not a flip of a switch), but not out of the realm of possibility.
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