Optimize Bends

The eVolve Optimize Bends features allow for a streamlined workflow for prefab and design optimization, with much less time needed to be spent cleaning up groups of bends. With these new tools, a designer can draw in all of their conduits and smart bends into the project and come back and quickly adjust the smart bends with just a few clicks. Then use the align coupling command and the entire conduit run is now fully modeled with all bends optimized to use a full stick when possible and all couplings are aligned.

Consume Adjacent Ends

This command will make the smart bend family merge with the conduit before and after it to create a one-piece bend. The bend can be as long as the Max Conduit Length parameter in the bend families type properties(default is 10').

Optimizing Groups of Bends

  1. From the Conduit panel, in the eVolve Electrical ribbon, click the Consume Adjacent button.
  2. Select the bends to optimize (using window select will only select the smart bends)
  3. Click Finish

Consume Selected End

This command will make the end of a smart bend family merge with a selected conduit and create a one-piece bend. The bend can be as long as the Max Conduit Length parameter in the bend families type properties(default is 10').

  1. From the Conduit panel, in the eVolve Electrical ribbon, click the Consume Selected End button.
  2. Select the bends to optimize (using window select will only select the smart bends)
  3. Click Finish
  4. Select the conduits in the direction of the merge
  5. Click Finish

Single Bend Optimization - Hold Shift

These optimization commands are defaulted to work with groups of bends. To optimize a single bend with either command, hold shift while selecting the command.

When modeling with eVolve Electricals advanced conduit tools, such as optimize bends and auto-couplings, we recommend using the following workflow:
1.) Model conduit runs utilizing our smart bend families. (Without adjusting them)
2.) Use Align Conduit when necessary for conduit spacing
3.) Optimize the bends using Consume Selected End and/or Consume Adjacent Ends commands and make any adjustments
4.) Use Align Couplings to align the bend couplings
5.) Use Place Couplings to place couplings along the run (We recommend using the "Change of Direction" option when using this workflow and using steps 2-5 section by section)
"For best results, we encourage users to only work with eVolve Bend Families."


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