Safety shouldn’t be something that management talks about, but doesn’t enforce. Jobsite safety should take precedence over every other aspect of your company, and if it is not a priority in your company, it needs to be. Making safety the most important thing not only helps to reduce costs, but it can also improve productivity on site. Because accidents lead to additional costs as well as delays in projects, when you make safety a priority, you lessen the chances of accidents occurring on site, and you save money in the process.
eVolve 2.0 has over 87 new or modified families. This is the largest increase in content since the product was first created. Most of the new content was added because of customers’ requests. I will try to give a brief overview of the some of the new content that has been added in the new release.
90 Elbow Bend Custom
This new Elbow family is a 90 degree only family with Stretchable endpoints. It can be used to make a prefab deliverable bend or used to simulate a factory elbow or sweep offered in 90°.
This is a new Kick 90 family. It has better behavior and options, than the previous version. A new type selection dialog allows users to preselect their preferred type and bend prior to placing the family. There is also new Kick 90 families that will allow users to start with the stub end as opposed to the kick end of the family.
Faced Based Conduit
New Faced Based Conduit families are available. These are used as a starting point to begin a run of conduit that starts from the face of a box or equipment. New to the family are options to have a straight or a straight with a bend. Both options also have the ability to apply an offset coming off the initial start point.
New Sealoff conduit fitting families have been added to match industry standard sizes. Users will have to option to select the type prior to placing the family. The family will autosnap and autosize to existing conduit runs.
Face Based Flex Connectors
New faced based flex connectors are available for Flex conduit, MC conduit, or Sealtite conduit. These will act as starting points to begin modeling the flex conduit.
New Condulet box families are available. These will autosnap and autosize to existing conduit. The cover size can be adjusted and the family has built-in clearance zones.
New N1 boxes are available with knockouts. Users can select box size prior to placing. Knockout boxes have built-in clearance zones. An electrical connector is also included in the family to allow circuiting by creating a Revit Power System.
4SQ Types Various
The 4SQ Type Various family is a new box family that has various parameters that can be modified to use for either switches or receptacles. The box also has built-in electrical connectors to be used for circuiting with Revit Power Systems. The family also includes 2D annotation to indicate a switch symbol or receptacle symbol in plan views.
New Pre-Fab Assembly Families
There are several new Pre-Fab Assembly Families. There are new families for RBS16 and A1B6241 brackets. Each of these families has options for 1, 2, or 3 boxes.
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Usually, what happens when you see an “Index was out of range” error, it’s because (1) your root folder was deleted or changed names, (2) there is already a folder or a file name in the destination location & there can’t be 2 files or folders with the same name, (3) the file or folder name contains a restricted character (like < > ^ \ / ), or in some rare cases, (4) a folder was inadvertently uploaded as a file.
There are many advantages to improving your fab shop, one being efficiency. A fab shop should be a structured outlet designed to efficiently organize material and easily send it out to contractors on the field. Having a best in-class fab shop will create a more efficient system that helps your company. Another benefit of having a best in-class fab shop is safety. Because the fab shop is operating in an organized and efficient manner, it won’t be necessary to have as many people working in the shop. And as a result, Bauman explained that, “the less people you have on a jobsite, the safer it is.” To go along with this, improving your fab shop leads to more organization, which allows you to complete the same amount of work with less people and save money in the process.