While the workflow of placing sleeves can currently be accomplished in Revit, it is a cumbersome manual process involving placing families and locking dimensions. This workflow can be improved by using eVolve Mechanical. In addition, added features, such as points, help streamline the process and let you derive the correct information.
The Sleeve tool in eVolve mechanical helps automate the placement of wall penetrations on services in your Autodesk Revit model.
The Sleeve tool can be set up to check for clashes against specific models through your sleeve settings. This tool also allows you to then specify which wall and floor types you would like to have sleeves placed on. For instance, in this video we have two wall types: a 1-hour and a 2-hour.
Choosing my settings, I only would like for the sleeve tool to find clashes on the 2-hour wall. With the Sleeve tool you can also define a Width Buffer and Sleeve Length, which will allow for the sleeve to be oversized if needed.
The second tool being used is the Point Export. This allows for you to export the layout points that are embedded in your sleeves. With this tool you can quickly renumber or add descriptions to multiple points in your model. You can use this tool to export to both a .CSV and .TFL files.
Improving just one workflow, like overcoming the cumbersome manual process of placing sleeves in Revit, is a real time saver. eVolve Mechanical has many more features to streamline your workflows as you work on your Revit models.
The experts of eVolve MEP have worked in the construction trades, so they know the challenges you face and the innovations that can make a difference.