June, 2019

Introduction

These release notes describe the features and enhancements that are new for the major installer release dated 2019-06-27. For additional assistance, please email mepsupport@trimble.com or call 1-800-234-3758.

 

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New Features, Enhancements, and Updates

 

Summary of Improvements & Business Value

This release contains significant updates to both the Duct and Piping applications in SysQue that enable Duct and Pipe Detailers to work more quickly and efficiently.  Likewise, the speed of the Spooling application has been improved in several areas to enable Users to build spools more quickly inside of the tool. The PAC flow for Duct Users has been updated so that it is easier to navigate and use.  Several bugs have been fixed in this release to help with overall application stability.

Supports

No new changes to the Supports application except for bug fixes as noted below.

BOM

No new changes to the BOM application.

Submittals

No new changes to the Submittals application.

Pipe

The following improvements have been made to the Pipe application:

 

  • Dragging a piping fitting off of the Pipe pallet shows the actual SysQue version of the fitting rather than Revit generic image for the fitting, aiding with orientation and placement of the fitting into the User’s model.  

    • Please note, this works for elbows, tees, crosses, and multiports

    • This functionality is not currently working for transitions

  • Likewise, when placing any pipe fitting into a drawing (that is an elbow, tee, cross, or multiport), it is automatically placed as a SysQue fitting (no processing needed).  Alongside, connectors are processed automatically when placing the pipe fitting.

  • For Users who are networking their system configurations, two new controls have been added that enable Users to disable parts in a System only in their account or in all User accounts looking at their Company’s Piping system configurations.  This same rule exists also for setting a part as a default in a system.  Please note, for Users whose system configurations are localized to their computer, selecting either “For you only” or “For your team” will have the same result.

 

Setting to Disable a part either “For you only” (only in your User account) or “For your team” (for everyone using your Company’s networked System configuration file):

 

 

Setting to Default a system part either “For you only” (only in your User account) or “For your team” (for everyone using your Company’s networked System configuration file):

 

 

  • ToolTips used to display information about each part in a system have been modified to be easier to read and navigate.  Each ToolTip will initially show a condensed view when rendered and expand to a view showing more information about each part after a two second delay.  Once moving off of a part icon on the Pipe pallet, the ToolTip will collapse immediately. Also, only active sizes will be displayed to a User (inactive sizes will be hidden).  Below are screenshots of the new ToolTips.

 

Consolidated view:

 

 

Expanded view for the same part (including only active sizes):

 

 

  • A new piping CAM export has been added to the Pipe pallet.  This enables a selection of piping to be exported into an Excel spreadsheet for uploading into a Piping CAM software.

    • Included components in the report are Pipes and Pipe Fittings whose part type is ‘Spud - Perpendicular’ (this is so that Olets and Stub-Ins are included in the report).

    • To generate an export, click on the “Export to CAM” icon shown below,, then, just as in the PAC workflow, select one-to-many Pipe and/or Pipe Fitting pieces, then click the ‘Finish’ button to save the Excel file to your computer.

 

 

  • SysQue is now able to connect two pieces of Pipe and process the fitting and all connectors needed automatically using the Revit Trim command as well as manually using the Extend command.

Duct

 

The following User Interface improvements have been made to the Duct application:

 

  • The Duct pallet has been expanded upon with new menu options and to enable accessibility on existing menu options.  A new menu column has been created for easy access to new Duct commands. Below is a screenshot of the new Duct pallet.

    • Note, the System Category tabs are not visible in the screenshot below (to the left of the System array).  They become visible once you have selected a System to view.

 

  • The following new features have been added directly onto the Duct pallet to aide with editing already processed Duct runs:

    • Move Left or Right

      • This feature enables a User to move a short piece of Duct either to the left or to the right in its run.

 

 

  • Move End

    • This feature enables a User to move a short piece of Duct in a run either to the left end or right end of its run.

 

 

  • Adjust Short Command Dropdown


 

  • Make Full Length:  When selecting this command and then selecting a short piece of duct, the short piece is extended to its specification length.  The overall length of the connected run is not changed. You may click on either side of a short so that it is extended in the direction you have selected (e.g., by clicking on the left of a short, it is extended to the left; by clicking on the right of a short, it is extended to the right).

    • Note, the Make Full Length command works for short Duct pieces attached to a fitting only.

      • Remove Short:  When selecting this command and then selecting a short piece of duct, the short piece is removed.   Clicking on the left side of the short will cause the run to its left to be moved to the right; clicking on the right side of the short will cause the run to its right to be moved to the left.

      • Extend Fitting:  This Duct Break method mimics the previous “Extend fittings to optimize for full straights” method for a fitting when a short piece connected to it is removed.  The fitting will be extended to close the gap left by the short piece when removed; the rest of the Duct run to which the short duct piece was connected will not be changed.

        • This command is only enabled after selecting a short piece and fitting only.  If three or more Duct pieces are selected, this command will become unavailable for selection.

    • Refresh Selected:  This command will reprocess all straights, fittings, and connectors in a run when selected.  All straight pieces of Duct will be broken according to their specification.

 

  • The Rotate Command has been moved from its previous position on the Duct pallet to be accessible alongside the above Duct Commands.

  • Tooltips used to display information about each part in a system have been modified to be easier to read and navigate.  Each ToolTip will initially show a condensed view when rendered and expand to a view showing more information about each part after a two second delay.  Below are the two ToolTip views:

 

Consolidated view:

 

 

Expanded view for the same part:

 

 

  • ToolTips will only show active sizes for any Duct fitting (prior, all sizes, including inactive, were displayed to a User in the ToolTip).

 

The following Workflow improvements have been made to the Duct application:

 

  • When processing or editing and reprocessing a run of Duct after being initially drawn, all straights, fittings, and connectors are processed automatically.  The “Process Fittings” menu option has been removed from the Duct application.

  • When editing an existing run of Duct, the original system used to draw the run will be used to modify the run, even if the User has a different System selected at the time of editing the Duct run.

  • Users are now also able to use the right-click -> Draw Duct native Revit command to add Duct parts to an existing run using the Duct Run’s pre-existing System.

  • SysQue is now able to connect two pieces of Duct and process the fitting and all connectors needed automatically using the Revit Trim/Extend to Corner command as well as manually using the Extend command (draw node-to-node manually).

  • When editing a Duct run, the pieces in the Duct run that may be reprocessed are done so without first converting to their generic form (iGeneric) then re-converting back to SysQue parts, thereby speeding up reprocessing of any Duct piece in a model.  This applies to Generic Sheet Metal only (and not manufactured Duct content).

  • When needing to resize all or part of a Duct run with a different size (width or height), a User can select the portion of the run needing resizing and select a new size, and the run will automatically reprocess.  All fittings, straights, and connectors will be automatically placed based upon the size and specifications as defined in the run’s system.

  • When taking off a Duct piece as a Tap, and processing the tap, the applicable Duct Fitting, Straight, and Connectors as part of the Tap are automatically processed.

  • For Users who are networking their system configurations, a new control has been added that enables Users to disable parts in a System only in their account or in all User accounts looking at their Company’s Duct system configurations.  This same rule exists also for setting a part as a Default in a system. Please note, for Users whose system configurations are localized to their computer, selecting either “For you only” or “For your team” will have the same result.

 

Setting to Disable a part either “For you only” (only in your User account) or “For your team” (for everyone using your Company’s networked System configuration file):

 

 

Setting to Default a part either “For you only” (only in your User account) or “For your team” (for everyone using your Company’s networked System configuration file):

 

Electrical

No new changes to the Electrical application, except for bug fixes as noted below.

PAC

The layout of the PAC page has been improved to be easier to navigate and use.  Below is a screen capture of the new PAC UI and layout. Notable changes include:

 

  • PAC settings can now be accessed via a new menu option and a single click

  • Excel export settings can now be accessed via a new menu option and a single click

  • The Vicon and PractiCAM Output Formats have been collapsed into a single export option because both flows leverage the same logic and generate the same output

 

Spooling

The performance of spooling has been improved by, on average, 50% or greater in the following areas:

 

  • Create Spool is faster

  • Generate Sheets is faster

  • Opening the Spool dock is faster

  • Closing the Manage Templates window (so that all new Templates are saved and available for use)