Workstation Settings

Workstation Settings


All settings contained within the Workstation Setting window are specific to each user on each machine.

  • eVolve tab ⮞ Resources panel ⮞ Settings menu ⮞ Workstation Settings button

Window Overview

Shared Parameter File Location
  • Used to specify a path to the shared parameter file used in the eVolve Mechanical application.

IMPORTANT: Do not leave this location set to a path to Program Files or Program Data, users must have full admin writes to the location set in this setting.

  • Export All Configurations button - Exports all eVolve Mechanical configurations stored within the active document to a specified location.
  • Network Default Configurations - specify a path to established project standards.
    • When set,
      • All project-level configurations will utilize the specified path.
      • All user-level configurations, located in C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Roaming\eVolve\eVolve Mechanical, will utilize the specified path.
      NOTE: the window's title denotes whether a particular configuration is a project-level or user-level configuration, e.g., when opening Spool Settings, the window's title is Project Spool Settings. When opening Renumber Configuration, the window's title is User Renumber.
    TIP: eVolve will first look for user-level configurations in the path specified for Network Default Configurations; if the configuration is not found, then eVolve will use the user path. If configuration files exist in the user path and you would like eVolve to utilize the network path, move the desired configuration file(s) from the user path into the path specified for Network Default Configurations.

Properties Grid Execution Limits

To optimize performance when working with large selections, the amount/time eVolve queries the selection may be limited. When the restrictions are reached, the eVolve Properties Browser will not populate. If this situation arises, an override option is displayed.

  • Selected Items - If more than this number of elements are selected and the Mechanical Properties Browser will not populate.
    • Enter 0 to no limit.
  • Timeout - Processing stops after this number of seconds and the Mechanical Properties Browser will not populate.
    • Enter 0 to run indefinitely.

Enable PowerShell

In order to control the insertion of Powershell, you are able to choose between the following options:

  • Prompt me on startup every time - A prompt is displayed each time Revit starts.
  • Always enable - PowerShell is enabled and a prompt is not displayed on startup.
  • Always disable - PowerShell is not enabled.
  • Execution limit - defaulted to 60 seconds, when the specified limit is reached, processing will pause and ask the user if they would like to allow more time for the processing to complete.
    TIP: Enter 0 to run infinitely without prompting.


Lists the available language options. Typically best if set to Detect from Revit.

Visual Experience
  • Active Theme menu - Displays a list of available DevExpress WinForm Themes.
  • Reset To Default button - Reloaded the Visual Studio 2013 Light theme.

NOTE: Some theme elements may not display properly until Revit is restarted.

Hide eVolve Mechanical Revit Ribbon Panels

This feature enables/disables the visibility of certain panels in the EVOLVE ribbon and is intended to remove unused panels to free space in the ribbon. While the panels (and the features contained within the panels) may not be visible within the ribbon, this feature does not actually disable features. For example, if the Location Breakdown and/or the Fabrication panels are disabled, then in Settings, those feature settings would still appear. Likewise, the Location Manager and Prefab Manager options will also be displayed in the Parameter Settings grid.

NOTE: Regarding the Contextual ribbon (the Modify tab), the eVolve Mechanical panel can not be removed due to Revit limitations. However, all buttons are hidden when the Modify checkbox option is selected.

  • Prompt for Annotation Tag Placement checkbox - Globally overrides the tag placement option for tags, forcing the user to pick the location for every tag and ignoring the default placement settings in Annotation Settings.
    TIP: When unchecked, while placing eVolve tags, pressing and holding the SHIFT key while clicking an element will force the manual placement of annotation tags.
  • Enable Show Grouped Columns by Default checkbox - Use this option to toggle seeing grouped columns within the grid. This applies globally to all grids however it can be overridden at the window level through Grid States. See Save Grid States in the Relevant Articles section below.
  • Enable Best Fit Columns by default checkbox - When enabled, visible columns are auto-sized such that they fit within the grid. This defines the default value when no saved state exists for a grid. See Save Grid States in the Relevant Articles section below.
  • Enable Sum/Count Function by default checkbox - when enabled, data summary will be displayed in grids.
  • Enable verbose logging checkbox - Captures detailed information on some functions that can be useful to product support in troubleshooting errors.

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