I have been using PN for about two years on several projects. We have had such success with its implementation that it has become a company standard for all projects. However there are some short comings of PN which I cannot find a solutions to.
*** I am revising my original posting to include the CAD levels for which the PN is being used. We are currently using AutoCAD MEP 2009; we started using PN with AutoCAD MEP 2008.
In PN under the Sheet Set View, we can populate all design sheet names (with sheet numbers) per discipline. If the sheets are added randomly (out of order), PN does not have the ability to sort the drawing list by any means. The only remedy to perform this function of sorting drawings is to drag & drop the sheets in their proper order. This makes quickly finding a particular sheet to open very cumbersome.
We have huge projects with sometimes 30 to 100 sheets or more on a regular basis (in electrical we sometimes have double the number of sheets than mechanical or plumbing). The process of dragging and dropping sheets is definitely NOT an economically feasible solution. Is there a way to sort sheet files in PN that I am not aware of? I have also looked at Sheet Set Manager for this function & it too does not offer any solutions.