Creating Project Browser Folders

I had an email today from a reader asking how to create custom folders in the Revit Project Browser. You can do this by customizing the browser organization and including a custom parameter. I thought that I would go ahead and post the steps here instead of just replying privately.

The first thing you want to do is decide how you will apply this custom parameter. It can be a Project Parameter or a Shared Parameter. There are arguments to made in favor of both approaches. In the steps that follow I am showing it using a simple Project Parameter. This means that we do not need to bother with the shared parameter setup. But if you already have a shared parameter file and prefer to do it that way, just choose the shared parameter radio button at the top instead of project parameter. The rest of the steps would be the same.

If you always want to use this organization in your projects, save this in your office standard project template file. That way all new projects will already have the custom parameter. Let’s get started:

Add a Project Parameter

On the Manage tab, add a Project Parameter

Create a custom Parameter

Create a custom text Parameter for Sheets

The parameter is now ready. Next, you create some sheets and apply this new value to them.

Input values in the new Parameter

Input values in the new Parameter

Now we will create the custom browser organization. You can find  this command on the View tab, on the User Interface drop-down.

Create a custom Browser Organization

Create a custom Browser Organization

The Browser Organization can use the custom Parameter

The Browser Organization can use the custom Parameter

Sheets now sort based on the custom Sheet Folder Parameter

Sheets now sort based on the custom Sheet Folder Parameter

That’s it. You can do other customizations if you like, but that is the basic process. The only thing to be aware of is that since this is a custom parameter, Revit will not know about it and assign values automatically. In other words, each new sheet that you create must be assigned to a Sheet Folder or else you will see the ??? group in your browser and the unassigned sheets will appear there. Hope that this tutorial is useful.

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