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Sheet delete warning

Sheet delete warning

Deleting sheet intentionally or not - if it goes it goes, no undo possible.

Why not add simple warning pop-up? Plenty of those everywhere, why not here too? Tickable to go away for those with steadier hand.

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Jun_Nagase
Collaborator

thanks for bringing this up.  I recently noticed that in BIM 360, we can UNDO sheet deletion, so this idea will help!!

caden.armstrong8HUVJ
Participant

I made this into a free add-in.

It only works if you hit the delete key, and not for rightclick ->delete. But better than nothing.

 

You can grab it here:

https://www.smartbenchsoftware.com/freemium-addins

 

Let me know what you think!

jmuntz
Contributor

Same goes for when a section/elevation marker or callout plan is deleted in the view a warning appears but not when deleted directly from the project browser??

synekhel
Explorer

Grundrisse, Schnitte, Ansichten usw. können mit der DEL-Taste gelöscht werden. Hier fehlt eine Sicherheitsabfrage, ob der Nutzer das wirklich möchte. Es kann passieren, dass man versehentlich die DEL-Taste drückt und das Löschen des ausgewählten Grundrisses, Schnittes, Ansicht usw. nicht bemerkt. So können ganze Blätter verlorengehen und möglicherweise bemerkt man dies erst Tage später.

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synekhel
Explorer

you can delete floor plans, elevations, section etc. by pressing the DEL-button. Revit should ask, if you really want to do this, but it deletes it without any question. This could cause loss of content, if you pressed the DEL-button by mistake.

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

@synekhel ,

This can definitely be inconvenient, especially if it is done accidentally. UNDO will bring those sheets back so long as it is caught in time!

 

Thank you for your submission!

Kimberly

rpackhamRXP
Participant

Equally helpful would be an "Confirm delete?" confirmation dialog before deleting a sheet. 

 

To reproduce a legitimate "accidental" delete:

1) Arrange project browser and properties windows so they are both visible. 

2) Create a new sheet (or use one you already have). Open it, or merely click on it in the Project Browser so it is highlighted in blue

3) Click in the Properties ->"Sheet Name" box as if to edit the sheet name, or author.

4) Move the mouse a bit out of the way so you can see clearly.  [Move the mouse pointer back into the project browser window]

5) Type Delete key intending to erase part of the current sheet name, but instead the entire sheet is deleted.  Several sheets are deleted if Delete is pressed multiple times.

 

This is much too easy, and happens often - deleting sheets needs a confirmation dialog.

 

Why is there a confirm dialog when editing type properties, but not when deleting entire views or sheets?

rpackhamRXP
Participant

To reproduce a legitimate "accidental" delete:

1) Arrange project browser and properties windows so they are both visible. 

2) Create a new sheet (or use one you already have). Open it, or merely click on it in the Project Browser so it is highlighted in blue

3) Click in the Properties ->"Sheet Name" box as if to edit the sheet name, or author.

4) Move the mouse a bit out of the way so you can see clearly.  [Move the mouse pointer back into the project browser window]

5) Type Delete key intending to erase part of the current sheet name, but instead the entire sheet is deleted. Several sheets are deleted if Delete is pressed multiple times.

 

This is much too easy, and happens often - deleting sheets needs a confirmation dialog.

 

Why is there a confirm dialog when editing type properties, but not when deleting entire views or sheets?

jcarwood
Contributor

Its all too easy to accidentally delete views or sheets which you may have worked on for several hours in the Project Browser, with not option to undo.

 

Please consider adding an "Are you sure?" warning, or even enable the delete to be undone, to help avoid much frustration and many hours of wasted work.

 

Other related ideas seem to show there is much support for this:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/accidental-deleting-sheets-in-project-browser/idi-p/10408...

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/sheet-delete-warning/idi-p/9373893

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/warning-for-deleting-view-which-is-on-a-sheet/idi-p/80924...

 

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jcarwood
Contributor

Seems quite a few have similar ideas - see post below for links to other ideas and add votes if you're interested:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/add-warning-for-deleting-in-project-browser/idi-p/1170970...

 

jcarwood
Contributor

Seems quite a few have similar ideas - see post below for links to other ideas and add votes if you're interested:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/add-warning-for-deleting-in-project-browser/idi-p/1170970...

 

j.muntz
Participant

Hi, I amazed that Autodesk has not yet implemented a more robust system to prevent view/sheet deletion. For example, when a view or sheet is deleted from the project browser there is NO warning pop-up, however if you delete a section/elevation marker in a view, then you will at least get a warning pop-up.

 

My work-around and by far the best way to prevent view/sheet deletion is by creating a revision which I name view protect - internal use and change the numbering to none so it does not effect revision sequences.

 

I then place a revision cloud on the view or sheet I want to protect from deletion and then tick the revision as issued and set revision cloud show to none so you don't see the red revision cloud. Now when you try to delete the view/sheet from the properties window you will now get a warning saying "The Revision of this Revision Cloud has been issued. Deletion of this Revision Cloud is prohibited."

 

NOTE: applying a revision to a sheet by selecting the Revisions on sheets from the properties window will not protect the sheet from deletion even if the revision is ticked as issued. There has to be a revision cloud placed on the sheet to prevent deletion. This can be copied to multiple sheets by copying the revision cloud and pasting to multiple sheets at once by using the paste to selected views option.

 

Keep in mind though that this revision name will show on the revision table on the sheets, so you can just leave the date and revision name blank so nothing appears in the revision table.

 

Sheet Issues_Revisions - View Protect.jpg

 

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