April, 2019

Introduction

 

These release notes describe the features and enhancements that are new for the major installer release dated 2019-04-15. For additional assistance, please email support@sysquesupport.zendesk.com or call 1-800-234-3758.

***NEW*** Installer / Upgrade procedure

 

SysQue now has a single installer that works with Revit versions 2017, 2018, and 2019.  No issue if you do not have any one of the Revit versions installed on your computer at the time of installing SysQue!

 

To download the latest release, log into SysQue support forum here.

New Features, Enhancements, and Updates

 

Overview

This release contains changes to the spooling application that intend for Users to be able to spool more easily and quickly.  Several fabricatable duct fittings that are supported in FabShop have been added to SysQue in this release. Manage Points in Supports has been further optimized, building upon optimizations implemented in the SysQue v6.3 release.  Overall, the SysQue database has been optimized in this release so that SysQue is faster when used. Last, several bug fixes are included in this release across all areas of the application.

 

See below for more details.

Supports

The following changes have been implemented into the Manage Points feature inside of Supports:

 

  • Prior to this release, if a User modified the width and/or depth dimension names in any family then selected points on that family, the family was not returned when selecting points.  This has been fixed in this release.

  • If a User has modified the width and/or depth dimension parameter names on a family, size for the family’s point(s) cannot be calculated and will be returned as ‘0x0’ when selecting points (but the family’s points will be returned).

  • When this occurs, the Point Manager page will display an icon and message ‘Exceptions’ in the lower left-hand corner of the Point Manager page.  When the icon is clicked, the User will be given the following message:

 

 

  • Users may also select all points tied to managed SysQue content and Custom content in the same selection and expect that all Points are returned for all families when doing so.  Prior, this was not the case.

  • The underlying query for Selecting Points in the Manage Points feature has been restructured to return results more quickly.

Pipe

  • Performance improvements for pipe as a whole have been implemented, such that Users will be able to work more quickly in the pipe application.

  • New connector type ‘Hub-Set Screw’ has been added as a parameter for use.

  • Bug fixes as noted in the bug fixes section below.

Duct

  • Performance improvements for duct as a whole have been implemented, such that Users will be able to work more quickly in the duct application.

  • The following fabricatable duct fittings have been added to or modified in SysQue and can be exported to a CAM application via PAC in SysQue:

    • Fire Damper Sleeve vulcan piece #202

    • Square to Round Fitting can be taken off as tap (modification to the pre-existing Square to Round Fitting family)

    • Rectangular Offset vulcan piece #186

    • Rectangular elbow with a square throat radius heel

  • Bug fixes as noted in the bug fixes section below.

Electrical

  • Performance improvements for electrical as a whole have been implemented, such that Users will be able to work more quickly in the electrical application.

  • Bug fixes as noted in the bug fixes section below.

PAC

  • The following new duct fittings can be exported via PAC:

    • Fire Damper Sleeve vulcan piece #202

    • Square to Round Fitting taken off as tap

    • Rectangular Offset vulcan piece #186

    • Rectangular elbow with a square throat radius heel

  • Bug fixes as noted in the bug fixes section below.

Spooling

Significant changes have been implemented in the spooling application whose purpose is to enable Users to spool more quickly and easily.  Those changes include:

 

  • Overall, the speed of the spooling application has been improved.

  • A new ‘Spooling Tips & Tricks’ document has been linked to the Spooling user interface.

  • Creating spools and generating sheets have been decoupled and are now two separate actions in the Spooling application (this is also called “batch spooling”).  As a result, Users are able to create 1-to-many spools then generate sheets for all new spools altogether. This will enable Users to quickly create spools and then, as a last step, create sheets for all spool(s) that the User has created and not yet generated a sheet for.

  • To select / unselect all spools for which a sheet has not already been generated so that a User can batch generate sheet(s) for multiple spools at once, Users can select ‘Check all without sheets’ as shown below. Users may also uncheck their selection, also shown below:

 

 

  • To indicate that sheets have been generated for Spools, a check circle has been added next to spools already having a generated sheet, as shown below.  The check circles have a tooltip that provides message ‘Spool sheet created’ when hovering the User’s cursor over each of them.

 

  • The remove column in the spool elements grid has been moved to the first column in the array for more easily removing any piece from a spool.

 

 

  • Also, when removing a piece from a spool, piece number is automatically re-calculated for the spool as a whole (prior to this release, this required an additional, manual step).

  • When clicking on ‘Spool Number’ value  in the spool piece grid, the User will be shown that particular spool piece in their Revit model.  Conversely, when clicking on a spool piece in a sheet, the piece will be highlighted in the spool piece grid.

  • ‘Create Spool’ and ‘Generate Sheets’ have been given tooltips that provide Users info about each button when hovering over them.  The ‘Click here for more help’ link on both tooltips opens the Spooling tips and tricks document in a User’s browser.

 

The following is a screen capture of the ‘Create Spool’ tooltip:

 

 

The following is a screen capture of the ‘Generate Sheets’ tooltip:

 

 

  • When opening the Spooling application for the first time, Users will be given a default template, schedules, title block, 3D views, and color maps that can be applied to their spools for the pipe, electrical, and duct disciplines.

  • The spooling options page has been modified to remove management of spooling templates as well as remove group by options.  Manage Templates is now an option on the spooling page rather than embedded in Options. Likewise, the ability to group a User’s spools by level and area are provided directly on the spooling page and have been removed from the Options page.

 

Below is a screen capture of the new options page:

 

 

And the following is a screen capture of the group by options on the                      spool page:

 

 

  • Color mapping has been removed in spooling for performance reasons.  Color mapping was also previously not working when spooling in workshare models.  In place of color mapping in SysQue’s spooling application, Users can use color filtering in Revit, which will automatically apply to all spools built in this release.  Please refer to the Spooling Tips & Tricks guide for more information.

  • When right-clicking on a spool name, the menu has been modified to include ‘Show Sheet’, ‘Add To Spool’, and ‘Delete Spool’.  When clicking on ‘Show Sheet’, the User is shown the spool sheet in a new view. The functionality for ‘Add to Spool’ and ‘Delete Spool’ has not been modified in this release.  

 

Below is a screen capture of the menu options when right-clicking on spool name:

 

 

Below is a screen capture of the new Spooling user interface showing many of the changes mentioned above:

 

 

  • Bug fixes as noted in the bug fixes section below.