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eVolve Mechanical Users / Issue binding design model to project
« Last post by Tye Austin on May 20, 2022, 18:52:19 PM »
I am trying to bind the design model to the project but getting the error below.  No details...   Anyone else had this issue?  I have done it with no issues before.
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Fabrication Parts in Revit® / Re: Connectors not showing in Revit
« Last post by Tadasana on May 20, 2022, 14:35:04 PM »
That seems to have solved the problem - not something I ever would have thought of.  Thanks a million!
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Fabrication Parts in Revit® / Re: Virtual Mechanical Revit
« Last post by DotNet on May 20, 2022, 13:40:45 PM »
I have updated the original post above to include latest installer downloads for Virtual Mechanical Revit 2019-2023. Free forever. Thank you for all of the support!
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Fabrication Parts in Revit® / Re: Connectors not showing in Revit
« Last post by edsharp on May 20, 2022, 11:28:09 AM »
i know it sounds weird but with our revit if these 2 line colors dont match it will not show in revit... not sure if this applies in your case if it works on one machine and not another
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In the Database editing window under Fittings>Connectors changing the toggle from Rectangular to Round or to Oval does nothing. I have no access to round or oval connectors.

Anyone else having this issue?
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Fabrication Parts in Revit® / Connectors not showing in Revit
« Last post by Tadasana on May 19, 2022, 18:45:23 PM »
I have inherited a duct Revit model from a former employee and I am noticing that certain connectors do not show up in the Revit model.
In our Fabrication database (which is linked to the Revit model) there are many sizes of flange out connectors but the only one that shows in the Revit model is 1 Flg Out.  These all show correctly when working in Fabrication (2020) but when applied to duct in Revit, the connectors look like they are RAW.
I have exhausted everything I can think of that might be causing this - does anyone have any ideas?  The general has us coordinating down to the 1/8 of an inch, so accurately modelling the connectors is kind of important.
Thanks all.
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eVolve Mechanical Users / Re: Satisfaction with eVolve
« Last post by ayakus on May 19, 2022, 15:27:29 PM »
We've been a user since the beginning when it was just renumbering tool.  I think overall it's a good addin.  I understand all too well about the staff and company changes being a concern.  I've been down that road with other software and it was not pleasant.  My problem with it is the changes and new features aren't well documented.  We don't have unlimited resources like some larger companies do, and when we are really busy it's tough to dive deep into new workflows and settings.  I think it's becoming a bit bloated with settings all over the place and how to implement them on all the workstations.  It's possible I may be missing something easier there because of how busy we have been.  It would be nice if they would have a webinar for users when a new tool comes out beyond just the quick 1 or 2 minute overview they would give in the monthly meeting.
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eVolve Mechanical Users / Re: Satisfaction with eVolve
« Last post by Darren Young on May 19, 2022, 14:48:12 PM »
I'd comment if we used it. What's driving the ask? Not particularly thrilled, struggling, wonder if there is something better, writing a product review?

At the point where we really should add more licenses. But given a growing list of challenges and frustrations, I'm really having a hard time committing. Want to make sure my thinking isn't in a silo.

They have some great tools. But it seems like development is stalled and some of the recent organizational changes have created a bit of instability in the product. Perhaps it's PTSD from past baggage of Autodesk's virtually abandoned Fabrication Parts implementation strategy in Revit that's giving me a bit of DejaVu.

Trying to wrap my head around if I should stay the course and ride out the rough waters hoping there's calmer waters ahead or if I should start looking for other passing ships perhaps more sea worth and hitch a different ride.
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eVolve Mechanical Users / Re: Satisfaction with eVolve
« Last post by Gerin on May 19, 2022, 10:47:14 AM »
We have had evolve for a few months.  In that time I have only used it a few times.  This is mainly due to the fact that our largest job that hit just as we got the software was based in 2019 and not worth trying to upconvert.

What I like the few times I have used it so far. 

Their .maj export tool is simply better than the stock exporter due to the fact it will then warn you if you try and export the same parts again.

The annotation tools are way above Revits tool.  Revit as we know has the one tool and you have to change from annotation to annotation manually.  Evolves way of having a tool for most of the common annotation simply makes tagging my drawing faster.

Their numbering tool is also much better than what I have been using.  It is nice that it keeps track of the last number used.  Granted their is some stupid glitches here.  For instance if I change to a different floor that had it last number used as 590 the numbering on a new floor should start from 1 again not 591.  However this is easy to fix.

I really like the the hanger tool also.  However I have not had to use it yet.  Still being able to add your shops hanger specs and have it auto fill your drawing is much better than manually placing each hanger.  Granted I have noticed when testing you still need to double check the hanger placement.  This also leads to trapeze hanger placement.  While I do not find this as useful for Duct systems I do find it very nice for certain piping system and if you are adding racks of electrical conduits.  The simple fact that it can autofill up to a 4 tier trapeze hanger makes it really nice for pipe and electrical systems.

I really have no use for the sleeves function but I suspect that has more to do with the area I work in not really needing them.

Some of the quick tools are helpful some not so much.  For instance I find their Reconnect Element tool to be a touch stupid compared to Victaulic's Any Connect Tool.

I am sure their is more but honestly I suck at typing what I am thinking and I am supposed to be working......  Any other questions, let me know I will try and answer it as best I can.
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eVolve Mechanical Users / Re: Satisfaction with eVolve
« Last post by davidratx on May 19, 2022, 01:05:18 AM »
I'd comment if we used it. What's driving the ask? Not particularly thrilled, struggling, wonder if there is something better, writing a product review?
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