Cable Tray

eVolve Electrical has taken Revit's basic cable tray feature and enhanced it to load an advanced eVolve cable tray family, with multiple types and fitting options. eVolve automatically adds drawn tray and fittings into streamlined BOM's and schedules with no additional information needing to be added.

The Cable Tray Types window displays three preconfigured eVolve cable tray families. Each family offers several types to choose from with different fitting options.

The eVolve Cable Tray Types window

From the eVolve Electrical ribbon, in the Raceways panel, click the Cable Tray button to bring up the Cable Tray Types window.

If not previously loaded, selecting a type and clicking OK loads the selected type along with all other tray families.Once an eVolve type is loaded, users can access the entire family from the busway button in the eVolve Ribbon and from standard Revit locations. (Properties Palette, Project Browser, System Ribbon)

Name- Name of cable tray type

CategoryId- Cable tray category. Can be changed in this window.

SubCategoryId- Cable tray sub category. Can be changed in this window.

Description- The eE_Description which will appear in boms and schedules

Horizontal Bend- Family type used for horizontal bends

Vertical Inside Bend- Family type used for vertical inside bends

Vertical Outside Bend- Family type used for vertical outside bends

Load Type- Loads all eVolve MC Cable types into the project for faster loading throughout the life of the project. Once loaded, the types can be accessed in standard Revit family locations.

eVolve Cable Tray Types

Basket Tray:

  1. Basket Tray (No Radius) draw basket tray and bends freely for custom fabrication.
  2. Basket Tray (Radius) draw basket tray using built in standard factory bend fittings.

Channel Tray:

  1. Channel Tray (12in Radius) draw channel tray using built in twelve-inch radius standard factory angle bend fittings.
  2. Channel Tray (24in Radius) draw channel tray using built in twenty-four-inch radius standard factory angle bend fittings.
  3. Channel Tray (Flex Splice) draw channel tray freely using custom fabrication flex splice angle fittings.

 Ladder Tray:

  1. Ladder Tray (12in Radius) draw Ladder Tray using built in twelve-inch radius standard factory angle bend fittings.
  2. Ladder Tray (24in Radius) draw Ladder Tray using built in twenty-four-inch radius standard factory angle bend fittings.
  3. Ladder Tray (Flex Splice) draw Ladder Tray freely using custom fabrication flex splice angle fittings.

Drawing with defined radius fitting types locks the available angles to standard angle constraints, unless “Allow Flex Fittings” is checked in the Edit Types window. While drawing with a No Radius or Flex Splice type, all fittings are adjustable to any angle.
Automatic Schedules and Bom’s

eVolve also breaks down the projects trays and fittings into a Preconfigured Cable Tray BOM. Entering tedious fitting dimensions into schedules is not necessary in eVolve, as this all gets done automatically. This BOM is found in the Schedule drop down in the Project Browser.


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