Drawing Order --vs-- Order in Group / BuildingPart

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Drawing Order --vs-- Order in Group / BuildingPart

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It seems the order in the tree view affect the drawing order in DraftView / ArchView.

I had some Texts and Dimensions hidden by Rectangles with face created. Drag and drop the objects in treeview in alternative sequence, the Text / Dimensions are no longer covered by the face.
  1. Drag and Drop works to change the order of object in Group
  2. It does not work in BuildingPart
  3. To make objects in BuildingPart work with Drag and Drop, I create another 'redundant' Group
  4. Otherwise, I have to click the Group properties, Clear the content, and select the Objects in 'desirable' order
  5. However, Making Content in Alphabetical Order make life easier for searching objects.
Should make BuildingPart works with Drag and Drop ? Better idea keeping Alphabetical Order in Group etc. whilst can control drawing order ? :D

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Re: Drawing Order --vs-- Order in Group / BuildingPart

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I do not see a difference in Drag and Drop behavior between a Group and a BuidingPart.

paullee wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:35 am Better idea keeping Alphabetical Order in Group etc. whilst can control drawing order ?
I don't understand this.

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Re: Drawing Order --vs-- Order in Group / BuildingPart

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Roy_043 wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:40 am I do not see a difference in Drag and Drop behavior between a Group and a BuidingPart.
Tested again, indeed attempt to 'drag and drop' 1 object in a Group to a position between another 2 objects, it seems it 'squeeze out' an object outside the Group in fact :!: :?: :lol:

And similar behaviour in BuildingPart !

Roy_043 wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:40 am
paullee wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:35 am Better idea keeping Alphabetical Order in Group etc. whilst can control drawing order ?
I don't understand this.
I mean, if i need to change the order of object for the purpose of organising the drawing order, it would not be in alphabetical order.

So any other thought as how to whilst the sorting order in tree view could be kept in alphabetical order, the drawing order could be controlled by 'other means' ?

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Re: Drawing Order --vs-- Order in Group / BuildingPart

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paullee wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:00 am
I mean, if i need to change the order of object for the purpose of organising the drawing order, it would not be in alphabetical order.

So any other thought as how to whilst the sorting order in tree view could be kept in alphabetical order, the drawing order could be controlled by 'other means' ?
I don't know/understand the specific problem, but IMHO the tree assets manager should be changed in some way to manage the order. You can create folders, ok, but it's really difficult to manage complex projects if you cannot change the order of the inserted assets.
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Re: Drawing Order --vs-- Order in Group / BuildingPart

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Yes, indeed, changing order of objects in a Group is not as easy as thought :)
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