Spool Settings

Spool Settings

General Tab

IMPORTANT: These are global options so disabling them overrides the options for each viewport in your spool template.

  • Renumber spools when created or modified - This option will use your current renumbering settings to renumber the spooled components.
  • Include Hangers in Spools - When checked, hangers that are hosted to your Define Spool Run or AutoSpool selections will be automatically included in the spool.
  • Enable Continuation Tags - Define the tag and path to the RFA. With this option enabled these tags will automatically be placed in the spool, notating the connecting spool number.
  • Enable Spot Coordinates - Places spot coordinates and elevation on the opening of the spools and/or the top of the hanger.
  • Enable Spot Slope - If the pipe is sloped in the spool then this slope tag will be placed automatically.
  • Enable Viewport Tags - Places the defined tag at the bottom of each viewport
  • Enable Dimensions - Global option for enabling dimensions in spools.
    • Leader length
    • Dimension style
    • Maximum number of fabrication parts to dimension setting
  • Spool Status - Updates the status upon these actions
  • PreFab Package Status - Updates the status upon these actions
  • Spool manager values option - Apply these values to the assembly only or assembly and parts within the assembly
  • View Templates option
    • Assign View Values: When a View Template has been set for the viewport family in the spool viewport properties, this option will copy and run Revit's Apply View Properties command on the viewport and set the View Template to "None".
    • Apply View Template: Uses the spool templates' viewport View Template setting.
      NOTE: When editing your spool template and setting the View Template property on each viewport, the View Template must be present in your project for this feature to work.

Status Tab

  • Spool and Prefab Package Status - The Spool and Prefab Package Status grid allows the user to add and define any status when a sheet is created. Simply enter a status parameter and select the color to apply that will be visible in the Prefab Manager.
  • Apply Status
    • Spool Status
      • On Creation - applies the selected staus when a spool is defined.
      • On Sheet Creation - applies the selected staus when a spool is generated.
      • On Disassemble - applies the selected staus when a spool is disassembled.
    • Pre-Fab Package Status
      • On Creation - applies the selected staus when a package is defined.
      • On Sheet Creation - applies the selected staus when a package is generated.

Custom Data Tab

Used to display and select available Custom Data fields from the Autodesk Fabrication CADmep application.

Enabling Custom Data Fields

In order for the Custom Data fields to be displayed in select Mangers, the following steps must be completed.

IMPORTANT: Ensure the model is named (the model is saved) and the desired Custom Data fields are present in the MAJ file. After importing the fabrication items, save the model.

To make the parameters available in Parameter Settings

  1. From the eVolve ribbon, in the Utilities panel, click the Settings menu and select Spool Settings.
  2. From the Spool Settings window, click the Custom Data tab.
  3. From the Custom Data tab, check to select the desired Custom Data field(s) then click OK.

To make the parameters available to select managers

  1. From the eVolve ribbon, in the Utilities panel, click the Settings menu and select Parameter Settings.
  2. From the Parameter Settings window, from the top row where the Click here to add a new row text is displayed-
    1. Click the Parameter Name menu and select the desired parameter.
      NOTE: the parameter name will be prefixed with eM_ (e.g., If on the Custom Data tab, Tag is selected, then in the Parameter Name menu, eM_Tag is displayed).
    2. Select the Manager(s) where the parameter will be displayed.
    3. Click OK to close the form or Apply to continue adding more parameters.

Displaying the parameters in the manger

  1. From the manager, right-click on any header column and select Column Chooser.
  2. From the Customization pop-up window, drag and drop the parameter names into the row header.
  3. Once all desired parameters are added, close the Customization window.

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