Workstation Settings

Workstation Settings


All settings contained within the Workstation Setting window are specific to each user on each machine.

  • eVolve tab ⮞ Resources panel ⮞ Settings menu ⮞ Workstation Settings button

Window Overview

System Families Company Standards File
  • Used to specify a path to your Company Standards/System Families files used in the eVolve Electrical application.

IMPORTANT: Do not leave this location set to a path to Program Files or Program Data; users must have full admin writes to the location set in this setting.

  • Export All Configurations button - Exports all eVolve Electrical configurations stored within the active document to a specified location.
  • Network Default Configurations - specify a path to established project standards.
    • When set,
      • All project-level configurations will utilize the specified path.
      • All user-level configurations located in C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Roaming\eVolve\eVolve Electrical, will utilize the specified path.
      NOTE: the window's title denotes whether a particular configuration is a project-level or user-level configuration, e.g., when opening Spool Settings, the window's title is Project Spool Settings. When opening Renumber Configuration, the window's title is User Renumber.
    TIP: eVolve will first look for user-level configurations in the path specified for Network Default Configurations; if the configuration is not found, then eVolve will use the user path. If configuration files exist in the user path and you would like eVolve to utilize the network path, move the desired configuration file(s) from the user path into the path specified for Network Default Configurations.

Properties Grid Execution Limits

To optimize performance when working with large selections, the amount/time eVolve queries the selection may be limited. When the restrictions are reached, the eVolve Properties Browser will not populate. If this situation arises, an override option is displayed.

  • Selected Items - If more than this number of elements are selected and the Mechanical Properties Browser will not populate.
    • Enter 0 to no limit.
  • Timeout - Processing stops after this number of seconds and the Mechanical Properties Browser will not populate.
    • Enter 0 to run indefinitely.

Enable PowerShell

To control the insertion of Powershell, you can choose between the following options:

  • Prompt me on startup every time - A prompt is displayed each time Revit starts.
  • Always enable - PowerShell is enabled, and a prompt is not displayed on startup.
  • Always disable - PowerShell is not enabled.
  • Execution limit - defaulted to 60 seconds, when the specified limit is reached, processing will pause and ask the user if they would like to allow more time for the processing to complete.
    TIP: Enter 0 to run infinitely without prompting.

Selection Prompt Enhancements
  • Popup Location menu - specifies the location where the enhanced selection prompt text dialog is displayed.
    • Upper Left of Revit window
    • Bottom Left of Revit window
  • Press Enter key for 'Finish' checkbox - when enabled, this allows for pressing the Enter key to signify acceptance within Revit selection prompts invoked by eVolve features.
    NOTE: This feature is experimental. It is possible this feature may stop working or otherwise be unavailable in a future Revit version or update.
  • Enable experimental selection method panel checkbox - overrides the selection method for all features that utilize multi-element selection.
    • Selection Color menu - clicking the menu exposes a standard color picker, allowing the desired color to be easily defined.

Lists the available language options. Typically best if set to Detect from Revit.

Visual Experience
  • Active Theme menu - Displays a list of available DevExpress WinForm Themes.
  • Reset To Default button - Reloads the Visual Studio 2013 Light theme.

NOTE: Some theme elements may not display properly until Revit is restarted.

Hide eVolve Electrical Revit Ribbon Panels

This feature enables/disables the visibility of certain panels in the EVOLVE ribbon and is intended to remove unused panels to free space in the ribbon. While the panels (and the features contained within the panels) may not be visible within the ribbon, this feature does not actually disable features. For example, if the Location Breakdown and/or the Fabrication panels are disabled, then in Settings, those feature settings would still appear. Likewise, the Location Manager and Prefab Manager options will also be displayed in the Parameter Settings grid.

NOTE: Regarding the Contextual ribbon (the Modify tab), the eVolve Electrical panel can not be removed due to Revit limitations. However, all buttons are hidden when the Modify checkbox option is selected.

  • Conduit Run Schedule Auto Load Maximum selector - When opening the Conduit Run Schedule, if the number of conduits assigned an eE_ConduitRun_Id exceeds this value, you will be prompted to load all runs.
  • Enable Conduit Run Schedule Length Calculations checkbox - Disabling this feature improves performance when modifying(adding, deleting, moving, stretching) conduits that have an eE_ConduitRun_Id assigned. However, the automatic calculation of the length parameter will be turned off.
  • Enabled automatic Conduit Run Schedule Angle Calculations checkbox - Disabling this feature improves performance when modifying conduits that have an eE_ConduitRun_Id assigned. However, the automatic calculation of angle parameters will be turned off.
  • Disable background processes on worksharing sync checkbox - WARNING: Enabling this may cause data inconsistencies.
    Disables the following background processes while worksharing synchronization is in progress:
    • Colorizer
    • Macro Automation
    • Parameter Sync
    • Renumber
    • Workset Manager
  • Enable Show Grouped Columns by Default checkbox - Use this option to toggle seeing grouped columns within the grid. This applies globally to all grids; however, it can be overridden at the window level through Grid States. See Save Grid States in the Relevant Articles section below.
  • Enable Best Fit Columns by default checkbox - When enabled, visible columns are auto-sized such that they fit within the grid. This defines the default value when no saved state exists for a grid. See Save Grid States in the Relevant Articles section below.
  • Enable Sum/Count Function by default checkbox - when enabled, data summary will be displayed in grids.
  • Detect Space Bar in addition to Shift for alternate functionality - Allows for detecting the Space Bar being held down (in addition to the Shift key) for invoking eVolve Electrical alternate functionality. This is typically used to invoke alternate eVolve Electrical functionality via Revit hotkey shortcuts, i.e., if the parent eVolve feature has been added to a Revit Shortcut, to activate the feature's Shift functionality, hold the Space Bar key while typing the Revit Shortcut.
  • Do not report usage statistics - When enabled, feature usage statistics are not captured. Statistics are used for product improvement and do not capture or transmit any model or project-specific data.
  • Enable verbose logging - Captures detailed information on some functions which can be useful to product support in troubleshooting errors.

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