Week #25 – Schedules, Quantities and Data
25-3. How to Set Door & Window IDs Quickly

ArchiCAD Training (Best Practices Lesson 25-3)

This 5 minute ArchiCAD training shows how you can set the ID numbers for doors and windows very quickly and efficiently.

A powerful automation command is available in the Document menu > Interactive Schedules > Element ID Manager dialog. You can renumber windows, doors or other elements following whatever format you wish. If you pre-select specific elements, the numbering will be made based on the order of selection, which makes it easy to control the sequence; the actual starting number can be set as needed.

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  1. StephenIberle
    10 years ago


    I have followed your video in detail but when I select doors or windows in order, it does not always number them in that order.

    I have followed you video and this method has worked on occasions but sometimes it doesn’t. Is this a bug in the system?

    Regards, Steve

    • Eric Bobrow
      10 years ago

      Hi Steve –
      I have noticed that in some versions of ArchiCAD this method does not work reliably.
      The last time I tested it, in AC17, it worked well.
      What version of ArchiCAD are you using?