In this post I will demo a tool called WorksetExplorer Revit Addin that will make it easier to manage your worksets.
Probably most everyone who has ever dealt with workshared projects knows how tedious sometimes it gets to keep elements on them organized. We previously discussed some “dos and don’ts” regarding worksets in this post which triggered a heated and informative discussion on LinkedIn Revit Club Group.
Have you ever wanted to be able to quickly see what the heck is going on on your worksets? At this point the most bullet-proof way that I use to figure out how well are elements organized by worksets is to set up a 3D View, turn all categories on and begin isolating worksets one by one (unless you want to export your revit file in a database editing software). I really wished that there would be a way to sort / categorize what elements and how many of them are on each workset without going through the hassle of doing it manually in 3d views. Seems like it would make sense to add a special scheduling capability to Revit (just like Sheet List or View List) that can schedule user worksets and what is on them. Maybe some day… but until then you can install and use WorksetExplorer Revit Addin from do Stuff. I wrote it for my personal use out of frustration – spending hours on cleaning up and organizing Revit worksets is no fun!
The tool is pretty straightforward, so I will try to describe just in a few words how it works (the demo video in the beginning of the post shows it as well).
– assuming you already installed the WorksetExplorer, run the tool from dpStuff Utils in Addin tab.
– the dialog box will open and in the “tree” your elements will be sorted by workset, then by category, then by family, then by type.
– every “branch” will have a name and the amount of elements on it in parentheses.
– once you see something that shouldn’t be on a particular workset then you can select the branch and click “Select Elements” button – that will add elements that belong to this branch to selection.
– now you can send them to the workset they are supposed to be on.
– repeat until all worksets are in good shape.
You can download the WorksetExplorer addin from our download page or directly from WorksetExplorer addin product page.
Happy workset cleaning!