#RTCNA wish 7 granted! Isolated 3d view for each workset

Create a 3d view for each workset, and in that view isolate the display of the elements in that workset.

Note that to find worksets we use a FilteredWorksetCollector (not a FilteredElementCollector) and a WorksetKindFilter to get only the user worksets (don’t want view, family, project standard worksets).

public void ViewWorksetIso()
    Document doc = this.ActiveUIDocument.Document;
    if (!doc.IsWorkshared)
    // get the 3d view type which is needed when creating 3d views
    ViewFamilyType vft = new FilteredElementCollector(doc)
        .FirstOrDefault(q => q.ViewFamily == ViewFamily.ThreeDimensional);
    using (Transaction t = new Transaction(doc, "workset view isolation"))
        // loop through all worksets (but only User worksets)
        foreach (Workset wset in new FilteredWorksetCollector(doc).WherePasses(new WorksetKindFilter(WorksetKind.UserWorkset)))
            // create a 3d view
            View3D view = View3D.CreateIsometric(doc, vft.Id);
            // set the name of the view to match the name of the workset
            view.Name = "WORKSET - " + wset.Name;
            // isolate elements in the view, using a filter to find elements only in this workset
            view.IsolateElementsTemporary(new FilteredElementCollector(doc).WherePasses(new ElementWorksetFilter(wset.Id)).Select(q => q.Id).ToList());

9 thoughts on “#RTCNA wish 7 granted! Isolated 3d view for each workset

  1. Harry,

    I appreciate the Granted Wishes, but I have a suggestion on #7.

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to create a 3D view where all worksets, except for one, are turned off? I really like the concept of this macro, but when I select elements that should be on another workset, and assign them to the correct workset, they remain visible. At this point, I have to delete the views and re-run the macro.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work!

  2. thanks so much for this. I had moved it over to my application and it was working but then had to rebuild my machine and now I’ve lost it. I keep getting an error when I build it

    } expected (CS1513) – C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Macros\2015\Revit\AppHookup\RTC\Source\RTC\ThisApplication.cs:69,2

    • Yes that seems to be what the error suggests but I’m vutting and pasting from your page. And I’m essentially copying from “Public void..” down and pasting it in place.

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