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Change Order of overlapped views on a sheet

Change Order of overlapped views on a sheet

Revit should be able to allow the user Change Order of overlapped views on a sheet with "Send to Back" or "bring to top" options.
These are basic functionalities which are in most of the design softwares and it is almost unbelievable that revit doesn't.

26 Comments
casquatch
Collaborator

I'd like the ability to adjust the draw order of viewports placed on a sheet. In some instances we will "stack" viewports on a sheet in order to get a look for a specific plan. The order in which the views are placed on the sheet effects how they are printed. Rather than removing the views and then placing them on the sheet in the proper printing order, I'd like to just be able to select one and move it to the back, etc.

filipefrancisco
Collaborator

usefull Smiley Wink

bwiberg
Enthusiast

Views on a sheet should be just like detail items on a view as far as stacking order goes. You should be able to control which views are in front of others. 

zepta
Explorer

super necessary!!!

scbunker
Collaborator

Yes, we very often need to overlap views for various reasons, usually as a workaround for other limitations within Revit. You have to be careful how you place the views on the sheet. If you place them out of order, you must delete and start over. Applying draw-order to views would be really helpful.

jsanders
Advocate

Has this been fixed ?

gerardo.olsson
Contributor

As long as I know, they didn't.

bcarliner231
Community Visitor

There's a plugin called pyRevit that will allow you to do this

twellins
Advocate

Has this been sorted yet Autodesk?  This is pretty fundamental.

pieterdewaal
Advocate

I've always wanted this feature. The constant removal/addition of views to get the right look is frustrating, especially when when the models are complex which slows things down trememdously.

ipselute
Advisor

Did anyone try this: http://de0qmbqba3hfm.cloudfront.net/attachments/44545/1 ? Seems logical, but i still prefer some explicit buttons or options for this.

lionel.kai
Advisor

@ipseluteWhere did you find the link to that file? Good try... but doesn't work (for draw order).

 

Dragging the view from the Sheets section of the Project Browser IS a good tip to re-place a view on a sheet, but it's only that: RE-placing the view. It saves you from having to remove the view from the Sheet and hunt it down in the Project Browser so you can add it back again, so thanks for that! But you have to manually reposition it (not a BIG issue if you can snap to another view) AND the View Title (position and line length).

 

@bcarliner231Yes, pyRevit > [Drawing Set] > Sheets > Reorder Selected Viewport can help. It's better than the above because it positions the view for you, but it's only a partial solution because it can't re-position the view title due to an API limitation - vote for Open up View title in Revit API to fix that.

ipselute
Advisor

@lionel.kai: I just googled it. Strange though, it works for me in Revit 2020 like this: place view #1 on sheet by dragging it from the Project browser, drag view #2 from the Project browser on top of view #1 on the same sheet. You have to actually DROP view #2 on top of view #1. Revit will align the views automatically if they overlap close enough.

This does not work if you drop view #2 outside of view #1. If you place views next to each other, then try to move to overlap them, the view order will not change.

I found no button / option to manually change the view order.

gerardo.olsson
Contributor
Please autodesk people !! make a button for this! it would be useful for
the user
draft1
Advocate

Also in need of this ability this morning.

Peter.HuangQGCE5
Explorer

very sad it is still unresloved

ZBone-Osab
Observer

Yes please, we need that button! (Very urgent)

david
Community Visitor

Typical of autodesk to charge lots of money for useless RAM hogging software...while ignoring a legitimate request for a usefull function which exists on other software platforms, including THEIRS (autocad).

2018-2022 and counting.

Ali.Sadrinia
Observer

I don't know whether the problem exists for upper versions, but while I was working on 2019 version, I was encountered with the same problem. I resolved the issue simply by removing two problematic views, and then dragged them based on their superimposition order, and luckily it worked.

lpendergraft
Enthusiast

Another vote for this function, please!!

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