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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
Anonymous
Not applicable

Color open tab views by project.

B.Fetzer
Advocate

Hi,

please have a look at this idea:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/colored-tabs/idi-p/8162469

 

Kind regards,

Bernhard

pjhammond
Explorer

100% agree extremely annoying.

Needs sorting.

Jrstewartarch
Participant

Totally agree!  I love the new tabs but can't tell easily which project I am in and some views have the same name.  I have been working on the wrong view/ project a couple times now.

harry.klava
Participant

Would be nice if tabs (also) could be grouped by project.

 

sampie
Collaborator
zdearieSCA3D
Explorer

At my work, we often refer to older projects when working on new projects. Often times, we open multiple projects at once, and they are then organized into their windowed tabs as designed. I think it would be helpful if Revit included a color coding system to differentiate between the different tabs for different projects opened at once. i.e.- Project 2 is open, I want to refer to Project 1, when I open Project 1, Project 2-related tabs turn blue and Project 1 tabs turn red. I hope to see this as an option in future releases, thank you!

sampie
Collaborator

Thank you to Admin for merging the votes! This Idea is getting a lot of votes now. Spread the word!

Anonymous
Not applicable

I agree! A lot of great ideas in this thread.  I hope we see some of these in the next release.


cslaten
Enthusiast

I was just about to submit an idea to color code tabs before I found this...  Any kind of way to tell which view goes with which project would be helpful.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Just an FYI...  It has been done, but it will be a 3rd party add-in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAukJuEo51g

Mark_Engwirda
Collaborator

Great to see the coloured tabs but might not be an ideal solution.

There is a couple of issues that this idea does not address;

  1. which project or family is open and;
  2. you will still run out of space for the tabs when you have a lot of views open.

 

How about having a hierarchy of tabbed projects with the open views of each project shown  below,  only the views to the tabbed project will be shown.

From a graphics & user point of view the current project and its currently open view would be highlighted together in white just like how the tabs currently work.  This way there is no mistake as to what project and view you are working on.

If you want to look at the views of the other project or a family just click on the project tab and its tabbed views will be displayed.  This will mean one more click to go from a view of project to a view of a family etc but at least you will only be looking the relevant views of what you are currently working on and.... you will be much less likely to run out of space for all of the open view tabs  

 

Hope this make sense?  See example picture below.

 

 

Tabbed Views.jpg

sampie
Collaborator

Hi @Mark_Engwirda 

 

Great suggestion! To be honest, any type of "Tab Grouping" would be useful. 

sampie
Collaborator

Hi @Anonymous 

 

Thanks for sharing the video.

Anonymous
Not applicable

I disagree with the suggestion from Marcusono. Doing it this way would mean you cannot see all tabs at once, making the mixing of views harder.

 

If you run out of space, they could just put more tiles below and make a new row. Another thing, the tabs do not resize right now, so if the view has a short name, a lot of space is wasted and if the view has a long name, it is cut off. I would prefer resizable tabs with a max length. It kind of does this right now, but it could save more space and go smaller with short named views.

 

I feel like every 'first' view of a project should have the full name of the file /project and the name of the view with a color code, then each successive tab only has the name of the view.

 

It could also be interesting to split the views vertically like so:

Tabs.jpg

Mark_Engwirda
Collaborator
Thanks sarsenaultbrassard, I appreciate your comment and good to see that
different ideas and thoughts are flowing.
The idea I put forward was so that you couldn't purposely see all the view
tabs at once e.g. remove view tab congestion and make the views more
identifiable with with each project or family that is open.
You would still only be one click away from seeing any view on any open
project or family you wanted to see, all you have to do is click the
appropriate project/family tab and you can now see all of the views you
were looking for.
I am sure there are many ways to solve the issue and their will be many
opinions on how to do it as well.
irina.petrescu
Explorer

It would be very useful if the tabs would be colored by project (as internet windows, for e.g.).

Anonymous
Not applicable

It would be great if the open view tabs were color coded based on the different revit files you have open, so that if you have multiple views with similar names, the open files can be easily identified by color.  The currently open views (on-screen) can still be Bold.  view tabs.jpg

 

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WM_Ron_Allen
Collaborator

I had the same idea! Alexzander K. From Autodesk pointed me here to vote - thumbs up to this one@!

 

Adding to that idea- having groups of tabs and grouping by project. I realize this is a bit insane- but when you have 2 or 3 models open- "CHW" for close hidden windows will close everything but each model - which is great but sometimes we need to flip among several views in several projects.

Anonymous
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