EVOLVE Titleblocks - Setup and Configuration

Important: The following pertains to the EVOLVE 6.2 version and up, while EVOLVE supports the previous titleblock families, the new family detailed below provides better user controls to make setup easier and additional functions that the previous family did not have.

Titleblocks that need to be used within any of the EVOLVE features that create sheets/views/schedules, the titleblock family must contain a family called eV_View Window which is used to define the properties of the Views and Schedules that EVOLVE creates.

The View Window family is multi-functional and created in a way to easily select views, assign view templates, and resize viewports. To apply to other titleblocks, simply load the eV_View Window family along with the View Templates into a project. The included titleblock templates contains additional views displayed outside the bounds of the sheet which may be swapped with existing views or added to the sheet. Depending on the selected type, the Start/Stops are color coded to visually identifying the view type.

The eVolve Electrical software has a few predefined titleblocks that are found in C:\Program Files\eVolve\eVolve Electrical for Revit 20xx\Resources\Families.

Options for the View Window Family

Hover the mouse over a parameter name to view tool tips for many parameters in this family

PlaceOnSheet – when checked, the view(s) appear on generated sheets. When unchecked, the views are still created and may be found under Assemblies in the Project Browser

Annotations: n/a- Utilized by eVolve Mechanical
View Options:

Use Custom View Title- If left unselected, a generic view title will be created based on the View Type selection

Custom View Title- Specify the Custom View Title to be used. This can be changed after Sheet creation via the "Title on Sheet" View parameter or by engaging directly with the View Title.

View Template-When a View Template is specified, the View Template will be applied to the View OR the View Template's Properties will be applied to the View, based on the Spool Settings. Must enter a view template that exists in project being used.

From the ribbon, the view templates are found in View\View Template

Detail Number- This value must be unique for each View. The value is not limited to numbers.

Scale to Fit- When selected, a Custom Scale will be assigned to the View based on the View Extents of the View Window. If a View Template has been specified and includes a Scale, that Scale will be overridden with the Custom Scale.

View Extents: Caution: Making View Windows too small can have unexpected and/or undesirable effects.

Height- user definable and displays the current height of the selected view

Width- user definable and displays the current width of the selected view

Select (1) View Type:

Currently Selected View Type- Displays the currently selected view type

Standard Views: - Can be used in Spools, Packaging, and Locations

3D View, Plan View, Section View, & Elevation View

Section/Elevation Direction:
When using a Standard Section View or Standard Elevation View, Select (1) Direction Below. Directions will be ignored when a Standard Section View or Elevation View is not selected.

Currently Selected Direction- Displays the Currently Selected Direction

North, South, East, West

Assembly Views: Can only be used in spools

3d Ortho

Section A, Section B

Elevation Top, Elevation Bottom,

Elevation Left, Elevation Right, Elevation Front, Elevation Back

Checking one of the following View/Schedule Type options will display the view or schedule in the selected viewport. In order to function properly, only one type may be selected per viewport. When a View Type is checked, the name of the selected view type is displayed in the viewport. When a Schedule Type is checked, the name of the View Template is displayed in the viewport.

Standard Schedule- If selected, a Schedule Name must be specified in the "Standard Schedule Name" parameter below.

Standard Schedule Name- Specify the name of the schedule to be used

Spool Part List (Multi-Category)- Can only be used within spool sheets

Spool Part List (Single Category)- Can only be used within Spool Sheets. If selected, a Revit Model Category must be specified in the "Spool Part List Model Category" text parameter below.

Spool Part List Model Category- Specify the Model Category to be used in the Single Category Part List. Examples: Conduit, Conduit Fittings, Electrical Equipment, Lighting Fixtures, Duct, Duct Fittings, Mechanical Equipment, Pipe, Pipe Fittings, Pipe Accessories.

The viewport may also be resized by dragging the grips located on each of the four sides of the viewport. Resizing of the viewport also changes the scale size.
To utilize these feature while using a non-eVolve titleblock, open an evolve title block, select a section view, click edit family, and load it into the custom title block. Repeat for these steps for additional views to build a complete custom titleblock.
Editing and modifying the Spool Window family is not recommended and may cause undesired results.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Standard Schedules may not be used on a spool sheet.


When improper selections have been made, this family will alert of the error and explain why it occurred.

Visual Error Signs:
  1. The Hatching in the view window will Display as red (instead of green)
  2. A red X will display on the View Window
  3. The View Nodes will no longer display

Error Display Parameters:

Currently Selected View Type- will report errors related to view type selection/s

Currently Selected Direction- will report errors related to direction selection/s

View Label on the family- When a Valid View Type selection is made, the View Label on the View Window will report the selection, the appropriate View Nodes will display, and the View Window hatching will display as green.

Relevant Articles

Loading the Spool Window family into a titleblock


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