Scope Box Reorder

Scope Box Reorder

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After creating scope boxes in larger projects you might notice the scope box selection drop down menu is not ordered correctly - instead of being ordered alphabetically or numerically, it's ordered in the created order. That is, the order you or somebody else created the scope boxes.


In larger projects, this quickly gets out of hand and quite a long time is spent scrolling up and down the properties drop down menu, trying to find and select the correct scope box.


Scope Box Reorder is a small application which is able to reorder those scope boxes with a single click, it detects the correct numerical order and also allows you to manually adjust the reordering with drag and drop functionality.


The function maintains all scope box selections already made in the project - except for the Views Visible setting.


PLEASE NOTE: In the latest update to Revit 2018 - 2018.3 the list of Scope Boxes are already organized automatically - there's no need for this application and, as a matter of fact, it will not be very useful! So, this application does not support Revit 2018 any more.

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About This Version

Version 1.6.1, 3/7/2019
Enabling to also rename the Scope Boxes, not only to reorder. Minor graphical fixes.

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  • 2018
    Kim McKew | May 10, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Wish this worked in 2018 because it makes renaming scope boxes easier.

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | May 13, 2019

    Thanks Kim! I was thinking of making a new application for the renaming but suspected Autodesk would finally let us schedule the Scope Boxes in 2020 so waited a little while.

  • Cannot Rename Scope Box
    Sujan Maharjan | September 12, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Wish it could rename the scope box as well

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | September 12, 2018

    Hi Sujan! Thank you for your review and feedback! That's quite a good idea and I think the application actually did that before - I will change the application so it's possible! Have a great day! :-)

  • Mostly Perfect
    Michael Douglass | July 29, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It reorders all the scope boxes and keeps the scope box assignments to your views just fine. However, any "Visible Views" overrides you might have had for your scope boxes will be reset back to "None".

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | July 29, 2016

    Thank you Michael, I'm happy you like the application! The setting for "Views Visible" is unfortunately not open to API-programming so it's reset just like you and the known issues mentions. Most people hide their Scope Boxes using other methods (worksets/templates) since the Views Visible setting is quite a chore to setup and especially manage.

  • 2017 upgrade
    Rick Buch | May 26, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I really like this app. Are there plans to upgrade to Revit 2017?

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | May 27, 2016

    Thanks Rick! Happy to hear it! :-) 2017 is on the way, have been trying to get a A360 account working so I can fix a bug there with Synchronizer, that's all. In June there will be a 2017 version.

  • Great support
    Justin Muratore | April 04, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thor, Thanks for creating this utility! another of the many things Autodesk should be providing OTB. I am grateful that there are folks like Thor who are filling in the gaps; actually more grateful because of the responsiveness and human element that I just don't get from the factory. (Thor went out of his way to help me during his vacation!)

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | April 10, 2016

    You're welcome Justin, I'm happy it worked out for you despite Windows10! Have a great day!

  • Must have app !
    Cyril Waechter | January 25, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks a lot Thorbjörn for this must have app. Very clear UI, very usefull function missing from native Revit.

  • Simple to use
    Lee Sutton | August 19, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    scope boxes reordered and no issues to report!

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | August 20, 2015

    Thanks Lee, that sounds great! Happy Reviteering!

  • The app name says it all.
    Thierry Monteyne | July 02, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works as expected. Tested on large projects with most of my Views dependent on Scope Boxes: I asure you: all my Views are still OK. For those still in doubt, it is safe to use.

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | July 02, 2015

    Thank you Thierry - all views, levels, grids and reference planes should be set to a similar Scope Box as before running the command. The only thing I can't restore is the Views Visible setting, that one is unfortunately not exposed to API programming.

  • Solves an issue that should need no solving...
    Mikael Sääw | June 13, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    And it does it very well.

    Thorbjorn Hoverberg (Publisher) | June 13, 2015

    Thank you, Mikael, and Yes - this is something Revit should do all by itself already - ordering things can't be that difficult to implement...

  • Very easy to use.
    Chris Wheeler | June 09, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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