eVolve Electrical v4.2.3

Release Date 12/14/2020

Resources

Compatibility

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

Update Includes:

New:

Change:

  • Project template updates
  • Allow Flex Pipe in conduit runs
  • Add message when assigning Kit ID for entire project
  • UI Updates
    • Update icons, tooltips, and help links
    • Family Browser 'Reset Grouping' button
    • Remove buttons from grid navigator
    • Toolbars for forms
    • Hanger Configuration uses grid for data entry
    • Enhanced Open/Save dialogs

Fix:

  • Fix Parameter Sync issue when Detaching from Central
  • Hanger branch tier logic updates
  • Align to edge in 3D view
  • Updaters use the appropriate document units
  • Selection Filter numeric parameter values may not compare correctly
  • Family Browser generation error when no location selected
  • Hanger Type drop down may not activate on load
  • Allow for duplicate names among linked models
  • Prevent duplicate Bend Mappings
  • Modify spool (Revit tool) can sometimes cause crash
  • Crash when Revit point creation is canceled by user
  • Fix potential crash on new notifications
  • Fix issue when determining Kit Area Level based on view
  • Minor UI fixes
    • Esc / Enter now work as Cancel / OK on dialogs
    • Progress bar does not update correctly on Spool Sheet creation
    • Sleeves shows "InfoLabel" as description

Content Updates:

  • Family Changes:
    • Add cover option to panelboard family
    • Remove eVolve project parameters from nested families (improved performance)
    • Update 7/8" strut dimension to equal 13/16" (trapeze and strut channel)
    • Lighting families not have layout points nested
    • Equipment clearances have hidden 3D geometry in plan views (detail linework instead)
    • Fixed Nema 3R equipment tabs not adjusting
    • Bend families updated to v8
    • Hanger families updated to v6
    • Wireway families have B-Line part #'s
  • New Families
    • eE_BX_411_Sq_Ext.rfa
    • eE_BX_RAB_DVXJ_Box.rfa
    • eE_BX_RAB_C100_Cover.rfa
    • eE_CF_EMT_Connector_Compression.rfa
    • eE_CF_EMT_Connector_Set_Screw.rfa
    • eE_CF_EMT_Coupling_Compression.rfa
    • eE_CF_EMT_Coupling_Set_Screw.rfa
    • eE_CF_Garvin_EMT_Compression_Connector.rfa
    • eE_CF_Garvin_EMT_Compression_Coupling.rfa
    • eE_CF_Eaton_BCTS1.rfa
    • eE_CF_Eaton_BCTS2.rfa
    • eE_CF_Eaton_BCTS3.rfa
    • eE_FX_Flex_90_Connector.rfa
    • eE_FX_Flex_45_Connector.rfa
    • eE_FX_Flex_Straight_Connector.rfa
    • eE_SU_Parallel_Run_Clamp.rfa
    • eE_CN_3Point_Saddle_v8.rfa
    • eE_CN_4Point_Saddle_v8.rfa

Known Technical Issues

Revit 2019 users must have 2019.2 installed.

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 introduced in 4.2

  • Cable Run Schedule
    • Existing configuration options on the Make Up Length tab will be lost upon update to 4.2. Additionally any changes made in 4.2 will not be honored in previous versions.
  • Conduit Run Schedule
    • This interface was overhauled to where most all data will not be recognized in pre-4.2. Any changes made within the configuration and saved in pre-4.2 will erase any set values on these fields in the project configuration.
  • Parameter Sync
    • Defining a PowerShell Script on a rule will not be honored pre-4.2. Any changes made within the configuration and saved in pre-4.2 will remove all PowerShell scripts from the project.
  • Point Manager
    • Origin and Use True North options will not be honored pre-4.2. Any changes made within the configuration and saved in pre-4.2 will reset these to default within the project.
  • Spooling Configuration
    • Pre-Fab Package Status will not be honored pre-4.2. Any changes made within the configuration and saved in pre-4.2 will reset these to default within the project.
  • Sleeve Configuration
    • Loaded Linked Models entries selected in pre-4.4 will not be honored and must be reselected within 4.4. Any changes made within the configuration and saved in pre-4.4 will reintroduce this issue.
  • Configurations which use Embedded Selection Filters Precision option not be honored pre-4.2. Any changes made within the respective configuration and saved in pre-4.2 will reset these to default within the project.

New user configuration settings introduced in 4.2

If a user is actively using both 4.2+ and a version prior to 4.2 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-4.2 version was loaded.

  • Selection Filter Precision option
  • PowerShell security settings for Parameter Sync
  • Option to disable Conduit Schedule length calculations
  • Last used pre-fab package print set name
  • Dialog Suppressions configurations
  • Show Grouped columns option
  • Saved grid states

Licensing

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

  • Any spools/elements with a Pre-Fab Package (eV_PackageId) assigned should not be manipulated in any way or data integrity issues can occur.
  • 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 or produce incorrect results
    • Working with Hangers may fail or produce incorrect results
  • 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
  • Macro Automation

Misc

  • Parameter SyncWorkset Manager, and Macro Automation may not work correctly until a project is saved with a unique RVT file name.
  • If a Revit Workset referenced in a Workset Manager rule is deleted then Workset Manager configuration must be addressed immediately, otherwise elements may continue to be assigned to the deleted Workset.
  • Notifications are sourced from a new URL location: https://www.evolvemep.com/install/software-download/eVolveElectricalNotifications.xml
    Pre-4.0 versions will not receive notifications posted here.


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