Intro To Supports

EVOLVE supports features that provide placement automation, along with, clash detection and avoidance during placement. Also included are support families which report the proper quantities and prefabrication information.

Support Families

EVOLVE provides the following types of families that work with the features below:

Only users with moderate to advance knowledge of creating/editing families should attempt to change any EVOLVE family. If an EVOLVE family is modified, it should always be renamed and saved externally (not within the installer file folders).


Place Hangers

The feature will place user-defined hangers at the user-defined interval, these definitions and settings are part of the placement profile. This profile defines:

  • Placement spacing requirements
  • Family settings/configuration
  • Collision detection

Placement profiles are saved per project, so all users within that project can use the same placement profiles. During the placement command users can select one of the following attachment methods:

  • Nearest Structure
  • Distance below level
  • Linked Model
  • Reference Plane

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Place Seismic

Places a seismic support family onto an EVOLVE trapeze family. The placement dialog allows users to choose a placement method and angle, the seismic family can be adjusted manually as needed.

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Duct Spacers

Places duct spacers template families along a user-selected group of conduits. The duct bank template family will be sized according to the selection and user settings. The placement intervals are defined during placement, users can manually adjust templates if needed.

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Clash Detection

Clash detection can be run as part of a placement profile for hangers or separately via the Clash Detection button. Both options will highlight conflicts with hanger rods and any non-structural elements. Clash avoidance can also be run during placement if enabled.

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