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.

Sleeve Settings/ Sleeves tab

Bands and Column Headers
  • Selection band
    • Selection Filter input box - an element filter used to define the type of run the current rule set applies
  • Host band
    • Host Filter input box - an element filter used to define the element(s) hosting the sleeve for the current rule set
  • Sleeve band
    • Sleeve Family menu - displays available sleeve families loaded in the model
    • Sleeve Type menu - displays available types for the selected family
    • Loaded File Path input box - defines the file path of the sleeve family
  • Oversizing band
    • Additional Width Method menu - defines the method used to calculate the additional sleeve width
      • Value - a standard value such as 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.
    • Additional Sleeve Width input box - the sleeve width is oversized by the specified value (options are dependent on the Additional Width Method)
    • Additional Sleeve Length input box - defines the amount the sleeve's length will increase beyond the default value
    • Evaluate Insulation checkbox - when enabled, the sleeve is oversized by the insulation thickness
  • Box Out Rule menu - displays available Box Out rule sets used to associate with the current sleeve rule set
Record Navigator buttons
  • Add - used to add a new row to the grid.
  • Delete - used to delete selected row(s).
  • Duplicate - used to duplicate selected rows.
  • Export Grid - exports the grid as currently displayed to Excel.

Sleeve Settings/ Box Out tab

Bands and Column Headers
  • Rule Name input box - rule identifier used on the Sleeves tab to associate the Box Out rule set to the Sleeve rule set
  • Box Out band
    • Box Out Family menu - displays a list of the available Box Out families loaded in the model.
    • Box Out Type menu - displays available types for the selected family
  • Association Method menu - defines the method used in determining the proximity of the elements to one another
    • Center to Center
    • Edge to Edge
  • Association Value input box - used to define the distance elements must be within for conversion
  • Oversizing band
    • Additional Sleeve Height input box - defines the amount the sleeve's height will increase beyond the default value
    • Additional Sleeve Width input box - defines the amount the sleeve's width will increase beyond the default value
    • Additional Sleeve Length input box - defines the amount the sleeve's length will increase beyond the default value
    • Evaluate Insulation checkbox - when enabled, the sleeve is oversized by the insulation thickness
Record Navigator buttons
  • Add - used to add a new row to the grid.
  • Delete - used to delete selected row(s).
  • Duplicate - used to duplicate selected rows.
  • Export Grid - exports the grid as currently displayed to Excel.

Sleeve Settings/ Settings tab

Sleeve Information panel

  • Assign sleeve to same level as source element checkbox - when enabled, the sleeve is assigned to the same level as the hosting element
  • Include primary model checkbox - when enabled, elements in the primary model are also evaluated
  • Loaded Linked Models checkbox panel - displays a list of the "loaded" linked models
  • Status panel
    • On Placement menu - the specified value is applied to the Sleeve_Status parameter
  • Place Alignment Locks checkbox - when checked, alignment locks are enabled

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