Features of the Equipment Category

The equipment families in eVolve Electrical have unique features designed to help quickly identify parts, manage equipment, and modify schedules. The features highlighted below are utilized in all of eVolve's equipment families. The location of the eVolve Shared Equipment Parameters varies depending on the needs of the equipment and appears as either instance and/or type parameters.

3D Text

The visibility controls of 3D text may be enabled/disabled within the Visibility/Graphic Overrides.

  • eE_3D Text controls text located on equipment, except for the TOP view.
  • eE_PlanView Text controls text located on TOP of equipment.

All Visibility Controls are displayed within the type parameters.

Displays Equipment ID
  • Equipment_Id - a user definable text parameter displayed in the instance parameters
  • Show ID 3D Text - a type parameter which controls visibility
Displays Part number
  • Equipment_PartNo - a user definable text parameter displayed in the type parameters
  • Show Part No. 3D Text - a type parameter which controls visibility

Displays Tracking Symbol
  • Show Tracking Symbol - a type parameter which enables/disables the visibility for the 3D tracking symbols displayed on equipment
  • Equipment_Submittal - an instance or type parameter which toggles between the ✔ and ✖ symbols displayed on equipment
To quick mark verified equipment, use the Tracking checkbox in the eE_Equipment Schedule

Enabling\disabling 3D text for Equipment ID

Specifying a name for Equipment ID

Enabling\disabling 3D text for Part Number

Specifying a name for Part Number

Consistent shared dimension parameters

The eVolve Shared Equipment Parameters start with Equipment_ allows all equipment to populate in to one schedule. Also, visibility controls, clearance and size adjustments are typical throughout each family, allowing users to easily make adjustment following the same process.

  • All Dimensions are type parameters located in Constraints
  • All parameters starting with Equipment_ populate schedules
    • The Switchboard family has additional dimension parameters for each section
  • The Equipment Schedule is used to easily modify dimensions for each family

Specifying equipment dimensions

Specifying equipment dimensions in a schedule

Tracking Symbol

The eVolve tracking symbol located on all equipment families can be used as a visual indicator of the status of each equipment within your model.

  • May be used as a 3D visual and/or schedule check box for status tracking for each piece of equipment
  • Equipment_Submittal - the control parameter which toggles between the ✔ and ✖ symbols displayed on equipment

Enabling\disabling visibility of tracking symbols for equipment

Setting the tracking status of equipment

Front and Top Clearances          

  • Visibility controls are displayed within the type parameters found under Constraints
    • Show Top Clearance - the control parameter which toggles the visibility for the top clearance
    • Show Front Clearance - the control parameter which toggles the visibility for the front clearance
  • Front Clearance Depth - a type parameter which controls the depth of the front clearance
  • Top Clearance Height - an instance parameter which controls the height of the top clearance
The Top Clearance Height may be stretched to structure using grip handles and/or align command
  • Visibility controls by view may be enabled/disabled within the Visibility/Graphic Overrides
    • eE_Clearance Top
    • eE_Clearance Front

Enabling/disabling the front clearance of equipment

Adjusting the front clearance of equipment

Enabling/disabling the top clearance of equipment

Manually adjusting the top clearance of equipment

Adjusting the top clearance for equipment from a section view

Adjusting top clearance for equipment in a 3D view

Assigned materials for another level of visibility control

  • From Manage/Materials, all equipment is assigned to eVolve_Equipment material
    • Entry windows have a material of eVolve_Entry Window
    • 3D text material = eVolve_3D Text

Features for Disconnects

Features for Enclosure with Mount Tabs

Features for Generic Equipment

Features for Panelboards

Features for Switchboards

Features for Transformers


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