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August 01, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Everyone probably knows how tiring and time-consuming numbering elements in Revit can be, especially when you have hundreds or even thousands in a project. And what if you need to renumber them later? Or write values like door swing direction and orientation? There must be a way to do all of this automatically...

Luckily there is! AGACAD's Sort Mark for Revit can do all that -- and more!


The Sort Mark extension allows users to sort/renumber Revit elements in various ways and to add additional information to any selected elements. Sort Mark automatically sorts graphical elements (grids), architectural elements (doors, windows, rooms, etc.), and structural elements (columns, beams, etc.). The tool allows users to save specific localized sort and mark configuration settings for later use in the current project or a future one.


For example, let’s renumber some architectural elements. Say that the doors must be numbered by type and contain a swing direction value. First of all, we will create and fill in the Door Swing Direction automatically:

And then, we will create a numbering configuration.

Let’s number the doors by Type Name and Sort them by Width:


And now we create the Mark parameter value that will be written into the door families, adding a special “Calculated: Sort Mark” parameter and the “Instance: Swing Direction” parameter that we made earlier:

Result:

Need another example with structural elements? Let’s take a look at beams.


For this example, the beams must be numbered by the structural material type, structural usage, and type name and be sub-numbered by length.

Again, we will create the configuration:

And that’s it!

Result:

These numbers can be changed or updated anytime just by running the “Renumber Elements” command. A few clicks, and you’re done.

Go ahead, and try AGACAD‘s Sort Mark for Revit yourself! It’ll change your Revit ways for the better. ;-)


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