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Categorize Tabbed Views

Categorize Tabbed Views

The new tabbed views feature in Revit 2019 is great! Thank you for it.

 

It is a bit confusing when you have multiple project files open. You might have views in different projects that are the same name. It would be great if you can categorize the tabs per project by using color coding for example.

 

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234 Comments
steiner
Advocate

This is already realised in PyRevit 4.8.7. https://github.com/eirannejad/pyRevit/releases 

Cheers

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Adrian_2D
Contributor

I'm surly not the onlyone using multiple banners while fixing a family/ copying from project to another. It would be a bit easyer to work with multiple banners if they could get a colour sorted by the open file or something like that.Revit_G5XVYQBCdOAutodesk_Revit_2020.2.4_-_[Project1_-_Floor_Plan_210517d.png

Made a qiuck exsample image..

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Hi, @Adrian_2D ,

This has certainly been a popular topic...here are some similar Ideas, and with your permission I would like to merge yours with these:

Categorize Tabbed Views - Autodesk Community

Color Code Different Project Tabs Within Revit - Autodesk Community

 


Thank you for your submission!

Kimberly

RevitBuilder43
Contributor

Try this solution, link in the description to the attached video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0PXfTu7xyw

RevitBuilder43
Contributor
lionel.kai
Advisor

FYI, for those using the free pyRevit, I recommend these colors over the defaults (pastels, so text stays black):

  1. tab_colors = ["#FFFBDEAE","#FFC8D5E1","#FFAAAAFF","#FFAAFFAA","#FFFFFFAA","#FFAAD5FF","#FFFFC1AA","#FFAAFFFF","#FFDDEEBB","#FFFFAAD9"]

which can be copied into:

  1. C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\pyRevit\pyRevit_config.ini

I use "Background Fill" for projects, and "Border - Heavier" for families

 

RevitBuilder43
Contributor

You can use a ready-made ADD-ON to COLORIZE YOUR TABS.
I attach a video of coloring tabs by belonging to open projects Autodesk Revit

Video on YouTube:   https://youtu.be/b0PXfTu7xyw

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Link: https://youtu.be/b0PXfTu7xyw

 

RevitBuilder43
Contributor

The functionality you need is already available in the Autodesk Apps Store 

Add-on here:  https://apps.autodesk.com/RVT/ru/Detail/Index?id=6172229355984601104&appLang=en&os=Win64

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RevitBuilder43
Contributor
johnharwood5
Enthusiast
I downloaded it but it doesn't show in add ins.
lionel.kai
Advisor

@RevitBuilder43 Can you please stop flooding this IDEA thread with ads for your app? One or two posts are more than enough, especially when there's already a free alternative available (pyRevit). When you post, a simple "this is what my app does better than the free one" list of features (with ONE link) would be sufficient to let people know about your alternative and send interested traffic your way.

 

Workarounds (including add-ins) for idea requests are MORE than welcome (as a stopgap), but this thread's MAIN purpose is to try to get Autodesk to incorporate the requested feature in the core product, NOT as a platform to advertise your add-in.

 

EDIT: Not to mention that many of your spam posts are in completely unrelated threads such as "Code signing of Revit Addins"!

johnharwood5
Enthusiast
I think you sent this to the wrong person
hkropp
Observer

I frequently have multiple tabs open and can be a mix of projects and families where the name on the tabs is the same from one project or family to another.  It would be nice to have some sort of designation on the tab as to which project/family it is without me clicking through each one to find the thing I am looking for.  Could be as simple as a nickname, project number or an abbreviation of the project file name to help differentiate it from another.

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MichaelWolff
Advisor

Installing pyRevit (which is free and installable without administrator rights) will give you coloured coded bars above the tabs, those belonging to a family editor get a rectangle. No nicknames though.

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Hi, @hkropp ,

 

There are several similar Ideas that we will combine with yours. Thank you for your Idea submission!

 

-Kimberly

 

 

atis.sed
Advocate

@kimberly.fuhrman thank you! Hope to see this as an update, because this is long wanted feature!

Fabian.OswaldS52TK
Enthusiast

Does anyone know where in the AdWindows I can find the property to change the color of each drawing tab? Thx

giovannibrogiolo6744
Contributor

Hi Fabian,

 

Any reason to use AdWindows instead of System.Windows.Controls?

 

You can set the BorderBrush and Background color of a TabItem. Please see here:

 

https://github.com/eirannejad/pyRevit/blob/4afd56ccb4d77e4e0228b8e64d80d1f541bc791e/pyrevitlib/pyrev...

 

and here (an extract of pyRevit code):

https://github.com/giobel/ReviTab/blob/master/ReviTab/Buttons%20Zero%20State/ColorTab.cs

Paul_F_Aubin
Advocate

I frequently work with two side-by-side tiles. In each tile, I often have multiple tabs open. If you open a new view, it goes to the active tab. It would be nice if I could designate into which tab a newly opened view would go. This would prevent needing to drag it over to the other tile. So for example, I could designate my left side tile for floor plans and 3D and my right for sections. 

kythemc
Explorer

check out PyRevit.... it Colors the Tabs.

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