Organising the Revit Project Browser

Organising the Revit Project Browser

in Autodesk September 6, 2017

We can all work better when there’s order, and when it comes to Revit there is nothing more frustrating than opening up a project and finding the project browser is incomprehensible. Some of you will already know about this, but many are unaware of this helpful way to organise your projects.

Being able to organise your browser can be a great help, especially when collaborating. It makes navigating and finding the views you want a lot easier if you can filter out and narrow down the ones you don’t need or want to see.

It’s something your colleagues will appreciate as it will save them time and effort in trying to trawl through a busy, unorganised browser.

In this Tips & Tricks we will take you through the process of creating your own rules for organising the project browser into “Type” then by “Scale”. But any settings can be used, depending on your specific needs.

This can be done at any stage in your projects' life, but it’s best practice to have this already set up in your template, ready for each new project.

Step 1 

With your project open go to the “View” tab > “Windows” panel > “User Interface” drop-down > “Browser Organisation”

This will open a dialog box called “Browser Organisation” 


There are a few default rules already available for laying out your browser; feel free to use one if it suits.

However, we will be creating a new rule. So, select “NEW”

Step 2 

Name the new rule as you want, click “OK”, this will open another dialogue box called “Browser Organisation Properties”.


You may apply a filter to your browser (say, if you didn't want to see any other discipline’s views).

From the “Sorting and Grouping” tab, we want to firstly group by “Family and Type” to keep the views grouped by Floor plan, Elevation, Section etc., and then by “View Scale”. Click OK

Step 3 (Optional)

If you want, you may also organise your sheets from the “sheets” tab in the browser organisation box.


Here, we have used the default “Sheet Prefix” option, but edited it to group the sheets by the leading 2 characters because of the naming method used in this project (A1-01, A3-01, A3-02 etc.)

This works very well, and will group all the sheets by paper size, which makes navigation much easier.

Click OK and your browser should now be organised and grouped according to the rules you have set up.

It’s as easy as that!

Before & After 

We hope you found this tips & trick article helpful - happy organising!



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