- How do I setup all my workstations to use the same settings?
- What PDF printers does Xrev Transmit support?
- I use a different PDF printer to the ones supported, will Xrev Transmit work with that?
- Does Xrev Transmit send the drawings as well?
- We already have an existing SQL Server database, can Xrev Transmit connect with it?
- Can I customise the Transmittals?
- My project is made of multiple files each containing sheets that need to be issued, does Xrev Transmit work with linked files?
- I’ve setup all the issue formats for my project can I reuse these settings on a new project?
- I am a BIM Manager and I want to lock down the formats once I’ve set them up so no one else can modify them, is this possible?
- Sometimes when I print, certain sheets don’t print as expected, that is some information is missing?
- How can I change / increase the revision of a sheet to issue?
- In Xrev Transmit I’m trying to select multiple rows simultaneously by using shift click and it’s not working?
- We are a multi-disciplined firm, is it possible to have sheets filed in discipline specific folders?
Purchasing & Subscription
- I didn’t receive my serial code?
- How do the product subscriptions work?
- How do I renew my subscription?
- How do I know how much time is left on my subscription?
- What payment methods do you take?
- How do you deliver my product?
- Do you have network licensing?
We will be issuing a build soon that will include an option during the install process to set the database location to a network share, as well as a utility to change the database location after it has been installed. In the meantime it simply requires manually editing one of the configuration files and setting the data file path. This is quite simple to do. Please refer to this PDF.
Currently BioPDF (Supplied) with Adobe Acrobat 9 support coming soon.
If required and the demand is there we can add support for additional PDF printers provided they have the appropriate API’s available.
Xrev Transmit currently creates all the files, prints and creates the transmittal. You still use conventional methods of email, ftp, buzzsaw and other online document management systems to distribute the files. We are currently implementing support for Aconex, an online project management system. With this integration Xrev Transmit will be able to send the files! We'd love feedback on the most common methods you use so we can further expand the capabilities of our products.
This is currently not part of the standard installation but please discuss with our support team as we may be able to assist in customising the software for you to do so. We plan to allow support for more powerful SQL servers.
Yes, Xrev Transmit utilise the XML functions of Word 2007 (or later) allowing for full customisation of your transmittal templates in Microsoft Word. Xrev Transmit will soon support Matrix Transmittals, these are created using the in-built Report Designer. If required, we can assist in customising your transmittal template to achieve your desired output.
My project is made of multiple files each containing sheets that need to be issued, does Xrev Transmit work with linked files?
Yes, Xrev Transmit allows you to create transmittals contained of sheets from multiple Revit project files. This will work provided all the files for that project have the same "Project Number" in Revit.
Yes, settings can be named and saved for future use, and you can also use another project as a template if more customised settings are required. For instance, you can create office default settings that can be used for all your projects. If your client requires deliverables in a specific format, save the settings and name them by client. Then for all future projects for that client simply select from the drop down and the formats they require will be listed.
I am a BIM Manager and I want to lock down the formats once I’ve set them up so no one else can modify them, is this possible?
Yes, you can choose to disable on the fly customisation of settings to ensure your office standards are maintained. Further security enhancements will be available in subsequent updates.
Sometimes when I print, certain sheets don’t print as expected, that is some information is missing?
This is a bug within Revit. Occasionally certain elements on a sheet may choose not to print, this can usually be corrected by printing this particular view with raster settings. On the Sheets tab of Xrev Transmit and Transmit PRO we plan to implement an option for “Requires Raster” per sheet. By selecting this option this sheet will print using raster settings and remember this setting for future issues. This tends to resolve most of these issues.
Xrev Transmit utilises the inbuilt Revit revisioning system. As such, to increase a revision on a sheet, place a cloud on that sheet and ensure it is associated to the appropriate revision sequence number. You can also edit the revisions on the sheet in the instance properties of the sheet to force a revision to display where a cloud isn’t applicable. Refer to Revit help for further information. At Xrev we don't believe in messy hacks to workaround existing Revit functional limitations.
In Xrev Transmit I’m trying to select multiple rows simultaneously by using shift click and it’s not working?
Group editing of content will be available soon and will work as follows. To change multiple cells, hold down shift, click the first cell you wish to change and then click the last cell – this selects a range. Now simply start typing and all selected cells will be updated. Unlike Excel, making a further selection after selecting the range deselects the previous rows.
We are a multi-disciplined firm, is it possible to have sheets filed in discipline specific folders?
Yes, this is easily achieved by having a sheet parameter for Discipline. The common assumption our users make is trying to use sheet parameters in the global or project output locations, only project information parameters can be used in this section as how would we know which sheet to use? To achieve this you need to include the s.discipline tag (dependent on what you called it) in your format naming conventions.
Purchasing & Subscription
It is possible that your serial code email could be blocked by your spam filter. You can view your serial codes by logging into www.xrev.com.au with your account details where they are stored in the members area for your convenience.
When you purchase a product it is for a particular version, for example the 2013 version. This license is non-expiring and you are free to use this version forever. Each product has its own subscription. You must maintain your subscription for each product and each license. When a new version is released, for example the 2014 version, it will require a new serial number to function. We review at the time of each release how many product subscriptions you have active and provide a new serial for that number of active subscriptions. The subscription also covers support, but often our users believe they only need one subscription per product even though they may have 100 licenses. In this case they would only receive a serial valid for 1 license when a new version is released. This is exactly the same way in which Autodesk manages their licensing of Revit.
Log into the members area of www.xrev.com.au to purchase a subscription renewal for your existing licenses. Please ensure you do this prior to subscription expiry. If your subscription expires and you later decide you wish to renew please contact us immediately, otherwise to upgrade you may need to repurchase the software.
Log into the members area of www.xrev.com.au to view your subscription details including expiry date and coverage report.
Xrev accepts payment via credit card (Visa/Mastercard), Paypal or Direct Deposit into our account. For international direct deposit please ensure you include payment to cover all fees associated with sending the payment. Xrev will pay any fees in receiving the payment. If you do not cover the fees this may delay your order.
Delivery is via download from our website, which we strongly suggest you return to regulary to access product updates. Once funds have cleared into our account we will email through the serial number valid for your purchased number of products.
Technically No. Our standalone licensing offers many of the same benefits of traditional network licenses. We offer tiered standalone pricing with significant discounts of up to 70% per license. Network licensing would not work out cheaper than this. You receive a single serial for all licenses purchased. You can deploy via login script. We allow extended activation based upon your number of "Revit Network Licenses". That is, if you have 144 Revit Network licenses deployed over 300 machines, you will only require 144 Xrev licenses. However, please contact us to discuss site licensing.