View Filter Manager
This application for Autodesk® Revit® 2015 or later makes it easier and faster to change filters and view templates in an entire project. The order of the filters in a view is very important. With this app, you don't have to manually move filters up or down in every view. You can easily reorganize filters in every view/view template in the entire project to keep them consistently organized throughout the project.
- filters only, without overrides
- filters and their overrides
- overrides only
Purge unused filters
- in a project
- in all views and view templates
Copy view filter overrides between filters within the same view/view template
Choose which override(s) will be copied
Choose if view filters and their overrides that are not present in destination view should be copied or not, this option prevents adding new filters to a view if you are only interested in copying overrides of existing filters. You do not have to know if a given filter exists in a destination view or not
Automatically preserve the position of filters after they are copied. This feature that saves a lot of time and eliminates user errors
Automatically reposition copied view filters in views/view templates (multiple options available, including alphabetizing filters)
Temporarily reposition view filters before they are copied (Move Up, Move Down, Save/Import). The feature is helpful when filters in a destination view should be positioned differently than in a source view and you don't want to alter the actual position of filters in a source view's Visibility/Graphics, even temporarily
Save a list of view filters in a particular order for further use (see: Import)
Import a list of view filters to copy (e.g. if you want to copy overrides of the same set of filters in a particular order over and over)
Find categories that view filters are not assigned to, the report will be saved to a file
Easily review filters, their categories, views, and view templates these filters are assigned to in one window
Export filters' data to a file that can be opened in Excel
"Empty rules" - find filters without any rules applied to them. It shows and saves a list of filters together with names of Views and View Templates that these filters are applied to
Find filters with the same set of categories and rules (duplicates)
Find categories that project parameters are not assigned to, the report will be saved to a file
Views, View Templates:
Delete views and view templates
Delete/Transfer selected elements between multiple projects:
- view templates
Limit the number of views displayed in a list by view type (plan, section, elevation, etc.)
Check All/Check None/Collapse All/Expand All buttons
Checked items in a list of filters/project parameters are remembered within a session when switching between filters and project parameters
Count of items / checked items for views/view templates/view filters/project parameters are displayed
Visual feedback on a sorting method currently used in a list of filters - the yellow frame around a list when alphabetical (default) or custom sorting is used. Additionally, the text is Italic. This frame is not displayed when sorting by Visibility/Graphics Filters tab of a view/view template is used
Dialogs are resizable
Count of views in a project, separate for each view type
Filters applied to any of views or view templates are marked with a green background
View Filter Manager ML (sold separately) extends the capabilities of View Filter Manager. It makes process of managing project standards more fluent thanks to modeless dialogs: it is possible to interact with Revit interface while dialogs of the app are displayed. Toolset for transferring filters and view templates to multiple projects at a time has new options, saving time necessary to align project standards.
- Support for BIM360 projects
- Delete filters:
- in selected views and view templates
- all filters in selected views and view templates
- Apply Overrides to Common Filters (on/off)
- Purge Unused View Templates
- Assign / Replace View Templates for views
- Remove View Templates from views in bulk
- Options during Transfer of view templates between multiple projects: New Only/Copy/Replace/Overwrite
- Delete/Transfer multiple selected elements between multiple projects: fill patterns, line patterns
- Fill Patterns, Line Patterns: rename in bulk (adding, removing prefixes)
- Search for Destination Views
- Report about parameters and their GUID, type, group, unit type, Varies Across Groups, categories, and schedules that parameters are used in
Saves time if you use filters and view templates and need to copy filters to other view templates. Can copy filters/templates to other project files when open in the same revit session and projects were saved locally. Struck an issue when trying to use the addin on cloud saved projects, for example on BIM360, where the add in didn't work. The developer was very helpful in trialing some fixes however we could not fix this. Otherwise a very helpful tool.
Is there a version for Revit 2023 and 2024 going to be available any time soon?
The money double worth.
Application with good potential, but need to improove it, many obvious features are absent. For example, Deleting filters in only several views not in all views could be added
Saves lots of time with filter management.
What used to take over half an hour to strip out the views and filters manually now only takes minutes with a step by step guide. Its very easy to use and a stable Add-In that works very well
Adds total parametric control and flexibility to View Filters! Nice "Step by Step" interface
your review was the thing that made me buy this add-in. So I'd be VERY interested to hear how you are able to achieve this. there's nothing telling me how to parametrically control the View Filters.