User Guides

Here at Xrev we are dedicated to top level support. Below are the various tutorials, help files and user guides for our various products. If you can't find what you need or something isn't working as you'd expect, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

 

Xrev Transmit

Below are the various help files, user guides and tutorials associated with Xrev Transmit.  Find out how to set it up, how easy it is to use and some of the more advanced functions you can do to automate your sheet and drawings issues from Revit, with or without transmittals / drawing registers.

Getting Started / Quick Start Guide

Here is the quick start guide to configuring Xrev Transmit for your first Sheet / Drawings Issue.  There are more advanced tasks you can complete with it which are outlined in the full help file.  But this guide should give you enough information to install Xrev Transmit, setup and do an issue with your required settings fairly quickly.

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Doing Your First Issue - A Step By Step Guide

Once you have configured the settings of Xrev Transmit, all issues are quick and easy.  It's just a matter of following through the step by step wizard to have Xrev Transmit generate all the files you want, along with the transmittal (if required).

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Complete Help File

This document contains both the Quick Start Guide and the First Issue Guide, but then elaborates on all the settings and capabilies of Xrev Transmit in depth.  After using Xrev Transmit we strongly recommend reviewing this document to find out all of the functionality available.  It includes sections on how to use the Revit Revisioning system, Customising the Transmittal, Using the Aconex functionality, Creating parametric file names and output locations, deploying network setups and updating to the current version as well as numerous other topics.

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Xrev Transmit - Doing your First Issue

This video demonstrates, step by step how to do an issue using Xrev Transmit.  This particular sample shows how an end user completes a new issue with transmittal.  It takes you through the 5 step process:

  1. Initiate the Print & Export Wizard,
  2. Specify Sheets, Model and the formats to issue them in,
  3. Initiate the Generate Transmittal Wizard,
  4. Complete the Transmittal Information,
  5. Send the files/transmittal using your desired method!

For every project, once the company standards are set, this is all a typical end user needs to do.  Ensuring a consistent, efficient and quality ouput.  Ultimately giving you more time up to your deadline to complete the documentation.

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Xrev Transmit - Managing Contacts

This video demonstrates, step by step how to create, edit and delete contacts in Xrev Transmit.

  1. Search Recipients by Full Name and Company,
  2. Sort Contacts by 1 or more columns,
  3. Select existing Companies in the system,
  4. Add in Settings or during Issue,
  5. Add Contacts to a project.

Once a contact is added to the system they are available for use in all projects avoiding redundant data entry.  Simply add existing contacts to a project.  They will then be remembered for your next issue.

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Xrev Transmit - Deploying a Network Setup

There are 2 ways to setup shared settings throughout an office; Manually or using a command line to run the installer.  The latter method enables you to also activate the license for all users.  This video will show you how to:

  1. Correctly write an installation/update script, OR
  2. Relocate the SDF file to a network share,
  3. Edit the Settings file to reset the database location,
  4. Test
  5. Copy and Overwrite the Settings file in each of the workstations
  6. Your Settings are now centralised.

Once this is complete all Xrev Transmit installs in the office will use the same database.  As such any change to the settings is instantly reflected across all workstations in the office.  If multiple people will be generating transmittals this is required.

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Xrev Transmit - Using a Custom Revision Parameter

This video demonstrates the ability to use a custom revison parameter for those not using the standard Revit Revision tool.  As the numbering system for the Revit Revision tool is limited we understand some users are unable to make use of this tool.  This option allows everything to function correctly with your custom revision parameter.

  1. Specify if the Revision parameter is not the default,
  2. Specify the name of the paramter you are using for Revisioning

It is a quick and easy process to use a custom revision parameter.

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Xrev Transmit - Using Project Overrides for Settings

This video demonstrates the various project override options available, their benefits and how to use them.  For those times when a client has specific requirements that vary to your company standards.

  1. Override the Output Location,
  2. Override the Default Profile,
  3. Override the Revision Parameter,
  4. Override the Transmittal Naming and Output Location,
  5. Override the Post Processing Command.

This should be one of the very few times where you may need to go into settings to modify options for a particular project.  Please let us know if these options are insufficient for your needs in anyway.

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Xrev Transmit - Folder Output Locations

This video demonstrates all the power behind the advanced Output Locations.  Learn how to use parametric locations then never have to be changed:

  1. Hierarchy and how different settings can append to create the output path
  2. Use Placeholder Tokens for folder names
  3. Using System Variables
  4. Using Optional Placeholder Tokens
  5. Mix Text & Parameters

Simply set and forget, to ensure everything is always filed consistently.

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Xrev Transmit - Naming Rules and Advanced Functionality

This video demonstrates all the power behind the advanced Naming Rules.  We detail how to use the Revit Parameter tokens and the various advanced parametric abilities that are possible, to save you time and money.

  1. Add Tokens for Revit Sheet & Project Information Parameters, Issue Information and System Information.
  2. Apply Prefix/Suffixes, Padding, Formatting to the Token values,
  3. Specify default values for blank inputs
  4. Specify whether the token is optional

Not everyone will need the advanced functionality, so it's only as complex as you need it to be.

Xrev Transmit - Setting Up Profiles & Formats

This video demonstrates how to create, edit and generally manage the various issue formats.  We run through the process of creating formats for PDF’s and DWG’s that use parametric naming rules and output paths.

  1. Add/Modify/Duplicate Profile
  2. Add/Modify/Duplicate Format
  3. Name the Format
  4. Set the options that you require
  5. Add/edit your naming rule

Correctly setup, you should never have to touch these settings again!  Set once and forget...  That is, you don’t have to set this up for each project (unless your project has different requirements than your company standards).

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Xrev Transmit - Transmittal Customisation with Report Designer

In this video we domonstrate hot to customise the transmittal template using the Built-In Report Designer. Learn:

  1. The different Transmittal Types
  2. Template Layout & User Interface
  3. How to bind Fields/Parameters
  4. How to control Formatting
  5. Save/Select your customised Transmittal for use

With the powerful designer, just about any layout you have can be replicated!

Xrev Transmit - Using a Post Processing Command

This video demonstrates the post processing abilities that can be applied to run on the files Xrev Transmit generates from Revit.  This allows our customers to design and run many advanced tasks on their files automatically.  We supply 3 sample post processing commands to demonstrate just some of the possibilities:

  1. Delete PCP Files,
  2. Copy Files to another location (rather than generate them twice),
  3. Run AutoCAD Script on DWG files.

If there are things that you often have to do to the files Revit generates prior to issuing them or as part of issuing them, then this option will most likely fulfil your needs.  We are happy to develop custom post processing commands if users require very specific needs.

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Xrev Transmit - Publish Files to Aconex

This video demonstrates how you can publish your model and sheets to Aconex in various formats, quiclky and easily.  Learn how to:

  1. Select Files for Upload
  2. Register or Supersede documents
  3. Complete the required meta data
  4. Upload the files
  5. Verify they are on Aconex and Transmit them

Very quickly publish hundreds of files to Aconex with many of the fields in Aconex pre-populated using Revit parameters and the others easily completed using the bulk editing funtionality!

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