For some time around 2010 I was heavily interested in programming databases. I used Visual Studio to create my database on SQL server. I then used Microsoft Internet Information Services to create an internet server. All of this was done on my own PC.
Critical to my process was the display of data in a Microsoft data grid control. This allowed me to display the data set I was interested in. Built into this control was the ability to click on a column header to organize the data in ascending or descending order.
Autodesk probably creates their own controls and use them in their programs. Because I use Revit and Navisworks a lot, it frustrates me tremendously when one of two things happen. Either one is unable to resize the control, or one is unable to sort the data.
In the first case it is not possible to read the project parameters if they are of any discernible length – like when on loads shared parameters using the BIM Interoperability tools in Revit.
In the second case, one is unable to sort the properties that one may search for the property one is interested in in ascending or descending order.
I think it is time for Autodesk to revise their controls for Revit and Navisworks, so we can easily view our data. Please vote for the ideas here.
- Please Note: due to undersea cable breaks between South Africa and the rest of the planet, we are currently unable to create Autodesk Ideas, but we will update this blog as soon as possible.
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