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Can i change the order of layers ?? I want to have more layers under footings . I would like to add , footing forms , footing rebar & footing drains  under the layer of footings 

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Do you mean sub layers ?  If so no but you can copy the Footings layers and edit it the way you like and name it with the sub layer you like and it will be indexed alphabetically.  If I am understanding what you need.

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You may create a new layer and name it anything you choose. 

 

In your example.

 

Footings

Footings - Forms

Footings - Rebar

Footings - Drains

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You can also apply an Alpha Numeric code in front of any existing layer, or newly created layer.  This method is a lot of work, but it does have advantages in organizing by Discipline and sub categories.

 

Where it becomes more worthwhile is when you are working with other programs and want to keep things more easily managed between the programs.  Layer filters can also work to display parts  of more than one grouping if your codes are set up for that, and you use the right key combinations when filtering. 

 

An example of this is, say you want to view layers for both Architectural elements of the model related to only roofs as well as the related framing layers and nothing else in order to keep your layer list more manageable.

 

Again, this method is a lot of work, but it does have advantages that Chiefs OOB alphabetical only arrangement does not.  If you want to try this out I would suggest copying the layers into excel, renaming, and copying them back.  I like this method because it lets you test out the sorting before changing any of Chiefs layers.

 

BTW, use a test plan until you have it ready for prime time.

 

You can also play around with the suggestion above, add a numeric code after the main category.  Also spaces can place a layer ahead of others as well.  This is a lot easier to start with.

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