it seems the sorting of Layer Names in AC 26 is a little different than in previous versions (besides handling attributes in folders etc.)
The way AC sorts layers, seems to have changed.
Previously you could use multiple digits, to create "subcategories" after a Main layer e.g A21---- and then sublayer A214--- Etc.
Since AC 26 Layers are sorted as "real numbers" (I guess) meaning 3-digigt numbers will always be higher than 2-digit numbers thus A214--- will be placed below at the bottom of the list, instead of "just" under A21---- Please see attaced picture for reference:
(This almost a National standard regarding Layers and their names)
Is this an intended change/feature, or an unlucky consequence of the new Attribute System?
Below is a simple screenshot showing the differences from AC 25 to AC 26
Solved! Go to Solution.
Sorry, what? 😳 No no no noooo!
I have to say: Finally GS got something right! The sorting was always ridiculous wrong for all those years. Now it has been fixed – and you guys complain? Oh come on....
You will need to explain that? 🤔
The layer name is an Alpha-Numeric name value and it doesn't have to contain numbers, so it should be sorted on character value, not a sub determination of a numeric value that may or may not be intended.
I hadn't noticed this until now because my displayed numeric values are all of equal length e.g. A-1200 Name 1, A-1210 Name 2 etc and that applies to all sorts of places including Layout numbers to ensure the organising / sorting is consistent.
Please see the initial question, not a complaint, but a question whether this intentionally? 🙂
Hey Thomas, I do think that this is intentional!
I've nagged my local support for years because it was so irritating. No other app I know of sorted it "wrong". My point is that how it is done now seems more natural to me.
I do agree, this seems like a natural way of sorting. However many users have adopted "the old way" which actually fitted the way we would intepret a defacto national layer structure.
Now, I just need GS to say that it is intentionally 🙂