Sleeve Settings

As with hangers, the Sleeve Placement feature in eVolve is controlled by rules dictated through Sleeve Settings. Here you can create custom rule sets for placement as well as choose from a multitude of options such as links to evaluate against.

Settings Window

Inside the settings window, you will find all the options needed to control your sleeve placement. For ease of use, the panel is separated into three tabs Sleeves, Box Out, and Settings. Note that once in place, these settings are remembered for the project though you can edit them at any time.

Sleeves Tab

The Sleeves tab is where all rules for sleeve placement are created and stored. There are many options in order to provide the flexibility needed for realistic placement so be sure to take time to know all your choices.

  1. Selection Filter- The type of run your rule applies to. Standard MEP types are available.
  2. Host Filter- The type of structures your rule applies to. Standard MEP types are available.
    1. These are pulled directly from your link/models selected in the Settings tab.
  3. Host Type - Option to choose specific family types available from the Host Family.
  4. Sleeve Family - Choose which sleeve families to place for this rule
    1. All families within the model with "Sleeve" as their eVolve_Subcategory are shown.
  5. Sleeve Type - Option to choose specific family types available from the Sleeve Family
  6. Additional Width Method - Choose your method used to oversize your sleeve
    1. Value - a standard value such as 2"
    2. Index Position - for fabrication parts you can also choose to oversize the sleeve by the next available sizes available to the host element. An example here is +2 for applicable Pipework.
  7. Additional Sleeve Width - The value to oversize your width by. (options are dependent upon Increment Width By method)
  8. Additional Sleeve Length - Value to oversize the length of the sleeve by.
  9. Evaluate Insulation - Choose to oversize from the external insulation on a part if applicable.
  10. Box Out Rule - Set an applicable box out rule for it you would like to combine sleeves where possible (controlled from the Box Out tab)
  11. Commands
    1. Duplicate - Quickly duplicate a rule to save time.
    2. Export/Import - Options to export and import your rule sets for easy sharing within the group.
    3. Ok - Accepts pending changes and closes window
    4. Cancel - Cancels pending changes and closes window
    5. Apply - Accepts pending changes and keeps window open

Box Out Tab

  1. Rule Name - A name to help identify the rule when being used in other dialogues.
  2. Box Out Family - Choose which sleeve families to place for this rule
    1. All families within the model with "Sleeve" as their eVolve_Subcategory are shown.
  3. Box Out Type - Option to choose specific family types available from the Sleeve Family
  4. Association Method - The method to compare how close the runs to evaluate are.
  5. Association Value - If runs are closer than this value, they qualify for the Box Out
  6. Additional Sleeve Height - Value to oversize the height of the sleeve by.
  7. Additional Sleeve Depth - Value to oversize the depth of the sleeve by.
  8. Additional Sleeve Length - Value to oversize the length of the sleeve by.
  9. Evaluate Insulation - Choose to oversize from the external insulation on a part if applicable.

Settings Tab

The settings tab allows you options beyond standard rule configurations. Here you can choose from a variety of options such as links to evaluate against and performance tuning.

  1. Include Primary Model - choose to use available wall/floor families in the current model when creating rules
  2. Loaded Linked Models - choose which link(s) to pull available wall/floor families from when creating rules.
  3. On Placement - Choose which status to assign sleeves when placed.
  4. Place Alignment Locks - Choose to allow alignment locking which ensures sticky behavior.
  5. Actions
    1. Export/Import - Options to export and import your rule sets for easy sharing within the group.
    2. Ok - Accepts pending changes and closes window
    3. Cancel - Cancels pending changes and closes window
    4. Apply - Accepts pending changes and keeps window open


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