Can layers be kept sorted?


#1

Hi!

I’m very impressed with the Sketchup Web App (Sketchup Shop), it’s brilliant! :slight_smile:

How can I keep the layers sorted? They seem to re-order themselves so what looks like creation order every time I change something of open/close the layers view.

Thanks,
Tim


#2

Adopt a naming schema that sorts text logically.


#3

Thanks George, that’s what I’ve already done. But the list doesn’t stay sorted. I always have to press the sort button you mentioned, but that doesn’t keep them sorted.


#4

It’s not clear what you’re actually naming the layers.
Perhaps you could post a screenshot of the Layer manager.

NB: You need to pad numerical names with zeros as in my screenshot or they will not sort logically.


#5


#6

Ah, now I see.
It’s the hyphen surrounded by spaces that breaks the sort order.

Try using an underscore (no spaces) like this…


#7

Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve renamed them but they still don’t stay sorted. I think this is a bug.


#8

The models in my screenshots were made on a Windows 10 machine running the Chrome browser.
I see you’re using a Chromebook
I saved the models.
Let me see if they behave differently on my Chromebook.


#9

I see nothing in the pages’ HTML/Javascript code to keep the list sorted. It looks like the sorting’s all done in a ‘LayerPickerView’ object, which would be common on all browsers I’d guess.


#10

I find the layers aren’t sorted when the file is first opened.
But hitting the Sort button puts the right.
That behavior was identical on PC and Chromebook


#11

I still reverts back to unsorted after it’s been sorted, that’s the crux of the issue,