eVolve Electrical v4.0.3

Release Date 07/30/2020

Resources

Compatibility

  • Autodesk® Revit® 2019
  • Autodesk® Revit® 2020
  • Autodesk® Revit® 2021

Update Includes:

New:
Enhancements:
  • Conduit Schedule improvements:
  • Saved grid states
  • Hotkey support for Family Browser
  • Upgrade Family Files tool
  • Add 'Open Sheets', 'Create Print Set' to Kit Manager
  • Installation and licensing improvements:
    • Silent install licensing
    • EULA Acceptance on first load of version
    • Activate/Deactivate License In Session
  • Support/QA tool - Hold CapsLock to force output log prompt at end of command
  • Parameter Push accuracy improvements
  • Spool sheets now allow multiple placements of the same view
  • Update default colors for Conduit Run error checking
  • Change default initial spool status from 'Spooled' to 'Defined'
  • Option to Create Run without device parameter sync
  • Notification pop-up window auto display
UI Updates:
  • DevExpress 19.2.7
  • Icons updated to indicate tools with Shift behavior
  • Rename 'Cabling Schedule' to 'Cable Schedule'
  • Rename Kitting 'Title Block View Window' panel to 'Viewpoint Scaling'
  • Rename 'KitId Template' to 'Assign eVolve_KitId'
  • Update Alignment icons
  • Wrap button text on some ribbon commands to save space
  • Add logo and help links to simple prompt input boxes
Bug Fixes:
  • Friendly error message when respooling open spool
  • Error message on Create Run attempt with unsupported connector
  • 2d views do not 'Assign' when configured on Spool Sheets
  • Create Run/Start Cable accounts for categories without a width
  • Spool cache may not update correctly on deletion
  • Family Browser awareness of path too long issues
  • Kit assignment fixes for nested and grouped elements
  • Fix 'Override Existing' Kit Sheet behavior
  • Fix issue where related kitting schedules may not be deleted
  • Bulk Update can sometimes update the wrong rows
  • Fix selection filters on assign Conduit & Cable Run
  • Remove kit sheets assigning Discipline value
Content Updates:
  • Bend Families configuration
  • Generate eVolve_Description for conduit bends
  • Annotations moved to family browser
  • Removed unused shared parameters
  • Rearrange family categories and sub-categories within family browser

Existing Family Updates

  •  Add layout points to lighting families.
    • created separate "Lighting Point" family type
  •  Factory Elbow - corrected PVC Female Adaptor issue
  •  Conduit Bends
    • auto generate description (conduit description field auto generates based on Revit parameter Type Description, similar to system conduit)
    • Improved accuracy of bend lengths and bend information
    • Kick90, Stub90 & Offset are controlled through new Bend Settings
  •  Updated Hardware sub-categories
    • Strut Hardware
    • Threaded Rod
    • Attachments (beam clamps)
    • Screws
  •  Updated Box categories to Outlet Boxes & Junction Boxes (Pull Box)
    • Added cover types within the description fields
    • Made description fields consistent across families
    • Added option for Nema 1 or 3R rating
      • 3R rating does not show mounting tabs (intended to capture accurate part description only)
  • Remove rectangle options from square steel
  • Flat Steel Stock - 1/2" thick to 6" width
  • Trapeze Hangers
    • individual rod control for auto placement
    • default center rod (to center, to the nearest 2" increment)
  • Spooling titleblocks (fix for using single category schedule)
  • Update face node family to depict accurate orientation (in-wall families)
  • Fix 2D annotation on disconnect family
  • EMT Nipple family
    • Add eVolve_Length
    • Nested conduit parameters not linked.

New Families Added

  • Nema 3R Boxes (eE_BX_Pullbox_All-in-One.rfa)
  • Tube steel panel frame assemblies
    • eE_ASM_Panel_TX_Left_Frame
    • eE_ASM_Panel_TX_Right_Frame
    • eE_ASM_Panel_TX_Panel_Frame
  • Threaded Rod Assembly
  • Junction Box Assembly (with Rod Supports)
  • Update Busway families
  • Auto Sleeves
    • eE_SV_Rec_Floor_Sleeve.rfa
    • eE_SV_Rec_Wall_Sleeve.rfa
    • eE_SV_Rnd_Floor_Sleeve.rfa
    • eE_SV_Rnd_Wall_Sleeve.rfa
  •  Added Tag families
    • 3-Point Saddle
    • 4-Point Saddle
    • EstimateId
    • LevelId
    • PhaseId

Known Technical Issues

Upgrading Template

  • When upgrading a template file you may receive an error. If this is the case, the current workaround is to deactivate your eVolve license, run the upgrade, then reactivate your license.

Compatibility issue with other addins

Our product uses DevExpress 19.2.7 for it's UI components. Any other Revit addin (regardless of vendor) installed on the client also using DevExpress but on a different version may cause crashes and/or unpredictable behavior with our product and/or the other addin. When this is the case, the user must either uninstall the other addin or contact the vendor to issue a new release with updated DevExpress references.

Unit precision

Content and/or default configurations shipped with the product use measurements of a set precision level. Revit projects must use (at a minimum) this precision level otherwise content and/or configurations may produce errors, incorrect results, or behave unpredictably.

Length units must be set to a precision of at least:

  • 1/16" in imperial
  • 0.001 m in metric
Rounding

Configuration data will be saved against the precision level at the time of save, regardless of the precision level of the previous value.

For example, assume a configuration value is currently set to 2 1/32" and the current precision level is 1/16". When the user opens the configuration form, the value will show as 2 1/16". Upon the user clicking OK or Apply, the value will be saved as 2 1/16" even if the user did not explicitly update this particular value. The value will remain 2 1/16" even after the precision level is changed to 1/32", however at this point the user can update and save the configuration value as 2 1/32".

Project configuration setting incompatibilities

  • Conduit Run Schedule
    • Material Name and System Colors will not be recognized in pre-4.0. Any changes made within the configuration and saved in pre-4.0 will erase any set values on these fields in the project configuration.

New user configuration settings

If a user is actively using both 4.0+ and a version prior to 4.0 on the same machine (across different versions of Revit), the following user machine configuration values will be erased/reset back to default after closing Revit where a pre-4.0 version was loaded.

  • EULA acceptances
  • New Notifications popup last displayed
  • Family Browser HotKey bindings to content
  • Auto Conduit settings
  • System Families Company Standards File custom location
  • Last used Print Set name in Kit Manager
  • Selection Filter
    • Network path to common filters
    • HotKey bindings to a filter
    • Row Order value within the grid
    • Last Used date
  • HotKey settings (timer, suppress listen form, etc.)

Licensing

When a license is disabled, the following automatic processes will not run which can cause the elements they update to become "stale":

  • Conduit Schedule (Parameter Push) run assignment and updates on modifications during modeling
  • System Families/Content
    • Update of eVolve_Description on modeled content
    • Working with Bends, Offsets, and Kicks may fail
  • Spool Modeling
    • Deletion: disassociates parts, deletes generated spool sheets
    • Change monitoring: assists in monitoring spools on the document
      • If this is re-enabled in a session where spools have been modified then this must be rebuilt by either closing/reopening the model or by opening Spool Manager.
        Failure to do so can cause incorrect behavior with the execution and/or detection of spooling events.
  • Kitting parameters syncing from active view to newly added Kit Areas
  • Parameter Sync
  • Workset Manager


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