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How do I setup all my workstations to use the same settings?

There are public properties contained with the MSI files allowing you specify by command line the database location and serial number during installation.  Alternatively it 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.

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What PDF printers does Xrev Transmit support?

Currently BioPDF (Supplied) with Adobe PDF support coming soon.

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I use a different PDF printer to the ones supported, will Xrev Transmit work with that?

If required and the demand is there we can add support for additional PDF printers provided they have the appropriate API’s available.  There is the potential that other PDF printers may work, but these are currently unsupported.

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Does Xrev Transmit send the drawings as well?

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 do support Aconex, an online project management system, you can publish your files to here and then distribute them on Aconex.

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We already have an existing SQL Server database, can Xrev Transmit connect with it?

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 are very close to supporting other SQL Servers.

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Can I customise the Transmittals?

Yes, Xrev Transmit utilise the XML functions of Word 2007 (or later) allowing for full customisation of your transmittal templates in Microsoft Word or using our built-in Report Designer.  If required, we can assist in customising your transmittal template to achieve your desired output for an additional fee.

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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 separates the Print & Export process and transmittal generation process.  Simply Print & Export all the files you need from the various files, and providing the Project Number is the same, they will all be available for selection in the Transmittal wizard.

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I’ve setup all the issue formats for a project can I reuse these settings on a new project?

Yes, format settings can be named and saved for future use in a "Profile".  You can create as many profiles as you like, you can duplicate existing ones and modify them if they are largely the same or create them from scratch.

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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?

Currently no.  Password security of settings is planned for a future version.

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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.

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How can I change / increase the revision of a sheet to issue?

Xrev Transmit utilises the built-in 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.

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In Xrev Transmit I’m trying to edit multiple rows simultaneously by using shift click and it’s not working?

Shift click to highlight the rows you wish to edit, they should highlight a pale blue.  Right click on the cell that contains the correct info and choose "Copy to selected".  All rows should update with the new information.  You cannot do multiple columns at the same time.

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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.

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Why is my Xrev Transmit installation failing?

Essentially an install can fail for 4 reasons:

  1. Use of the incorrect installer, IE: Trying to install the 64bit version on a 32bit machine or vice versa,
  2. Corrupt Installer, which can occur if the download is interrupted,
  3. Inability to upgrade the database either because someone is accessing it at the time or insufficient permissions,
  4. Insufficient permissions to install to one of the installer locations.

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I didn’t receive my serial code?

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.

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How do the product subscriptions work?

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.

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How do I renew my subscription?

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.


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How do I know how much time is left on my subscription?

Log into the members area of www.xrev.com.au to view your subscription details including expiry date and coverage report.

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What payment methods do you take?

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.

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How do you deliver my product?

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.

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Do you have network licensing?

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.

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