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mcoviello-trojb
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Message 11 of 24 (515 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

10-14-2011 07:47 AM in reply to: JamesPhilip

Are there plans to support more of the characters in the folder names such as "&"?

Thank you

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scott.sheppard
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Message 12 of 24 (481 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-15-2011 02:25 PM in reply to: mcoviello-trojb

A new version, version 1.1, is now available.

 

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/revit_etransmit/

 

This new version has several fixes but I do not see improved special character support listed as one of them. Thanks for the suggestion for a future update.



Scott Sheppard
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andrewharle8552
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Message 13 of 24 (466 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-21-2011 02:19 AM in reply to: robincapperw

robincapperw wrote:

Initial thoughts, needs:

 

  • Delete Sheets & Delete Views apart from levels (& maybe sections, elevations) for “Model”, not documentation, sharing. I want a BIM for design collaboration but do not want the entire documentation set its generating.....

Yes please!

 

This looks like it has the potential to be a very useful utility.  However we really want a quick way to:

  • strip out views
  • strip out sheets
  • purge unused elements and families

 Ideally all as tickbox options.

 

AEC (UK) BIM Standard for Revit (based on the British Standard BS 1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information - Code of practice) are that for BIM exchange views and sheets should be stripped out.  To do this manually means deleting views one by one, with warning dialogs each time, which is totally impractical.

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Richard_Taylor
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Message 14 of 24 (456 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-21-2011 08:43 AM in reply to: mcoviello-trojb

Hello,

 

Thanks for the supporting information about deleting views and sheets.  We are evaluating requests for possible future enhancements, and I appreciate the feedback.

 

Richard Taylor

Autodesk

Revit Platform Feature Product Manager

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mcoviello-trojb
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Message 15 of 24 (447 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-21-2011 09:47 AM in reply to: Richard_Taylor

I've been kicking the tires a bit this morning and have some initial thoughts/comments

The first time attempting to "Browse Revit Server" it times out with error:

eTransmit encountered an error while trying to contact the server"

Clicking "OK" 3-4 times brings up the Revit Server UI.

 

It would be nice to have a visual distinction between folders and models. (not terribly important but would add to the UX)

It would be great to include the shared parameter file as well.

 

Here's my workflow and what i've seen...

 

Inspecting model. Please Wait..

This gives an error msg but still creates the rvt

 

This transmittal package was created using eTransmit for Revit Technology Preview version 1.1.
It is recommended that you open the files using Revit 2012 Web Update 1 or later, which resolves some issues with opening transmitted files.
For more information about eTransmit for Revit see http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/revit_etransmit/.


Transmittal Report:

Created by eTransmit for Revit Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:35:57 PM

 

Model:

   This is a transmittal based on Empty Test Project 1.rvt.

 

Files:

   Empty Test Project 1.rvt

 

Root Model:

   Empty Test Project 1.rvt

 


The following files could not be checked for links:

   Empty Test Project 1.rvt


 

It would be very nice if the generated model was a truly detached model and had no connection back to the RServer.

 

Although I deselected "Linked Revit Models" the progrss bar indicates "Saving linked file...."

Errors out..

Unable to transmit <filename>

Please see the generated report for more details.

 

No report is created (that I can see)

 

It seems like a great tool and hope it gets developed further!

Michael Coviello

 

 

 

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emarcus
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Message 16 of 24 (444 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-21-2011 09:54 AM in reply to: mcoviello-trojb

mcoviello-trojb wrote:

I've been kicking the tires a bit this morning and have some initial thoughts/comments

The first time attempting to "Browse Revit Server" it times out with error:

eTransmit encountered an error while trying to contact the server"

Clicking "OK" 3-4 times brings up the Revit Server UI.

 

It would be nice to have a visual distinction between folders and models. (not terribly important but would add to the UX)

It would be great to include the shared parameter file as well.

 

Here's my workflow and what i've seen...

 

Inspecting model. Please Wait..

This gives an error msg but still creates the rvt

 

This transmittal package was created using eTransmit for Revit Technology Preview version 1.1.
It is recommended that you open the files using Revit 2012 Web Update 1 or later, which resolves some issues with opening transmitted files.
For more information about eTransmit for Revit see http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/revit_etransmit/.


Transmittal Report:

Created by eTransmit for Revit Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:35:57 PM

 

Model:

   This is a transmittal based on Empty Test Project 1.rvt.

 

Files:

   Empty Test Project 1.rvt

 

Root Model:

   Empty Test Project 1.rvt

 


The following files could not be checked for links:

   Empty Test Project 1.rvt


 

It would be very nice if the generated model was a truly detached model and had no connection back to the RServer.

 

Although I deselected "Linked Revit Models" the progrss bar indicates "Saving linked file...."

Errors out..

Unable to transmit <filename>

Please see the generated report for more details.

 

No report is created (that I can see)

 

It seems like a great tool and hope it gets developed further!

Michael Coviello

 

 

 


Hi Michael,

 

The report you pasted in (the transmittal report) is the report it's referring to.

 

It looks like a bug that we're producing an error message in the transmittal report when you unchecked include Revit links.  I'll be sure that gets passed on.  The rvt file is a Revit 2012 file, right, and not from an older release?

 

What are you seeing that makes you think the generated model is not fully detached?

 

Thanks for taking the time to write!

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mcoviello-trojb
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Message 17 of 24 (440 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-21-2011 10:28 AM in reply to: emarcus

:smileysurprised:

The models were not 2012.  I've tested w/2012 and it's much better of course.

I can see that it forces detached and prompts for the new central location.

 

some suggestions (my .02 :smileyhappy:)

Can the directory structure be maintained in the transmitted location?

Can the Saved Path and Path Type reflect a true Relative location rather than Absolute?

..\..\.. in the Saved Path Name and Path Type Relative.

This would allow maximum portability on other servers/archiving etc.

 

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bthompson
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Message 18 of 24 (421 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

12-29-2011 07:26 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

I agree with others that this could be a cool tool with a few added features.

  • The ability to control the destination folder name.  We have standards for how these folders need to be named, and it is an extra step to get rename them after the export.
  • Zip (as mentioned by others). If all of the features below can be incorporated, going directly to a zip file instead of a folder would save a bunch of time.  And like above we need control over the file name created for the Zip file.
  • Delete Sheets and Views option (as mentioned by others). I agree with others that if this is slow it is no big deal since we do it manually now anyway.
  • Purge (as mentioned by others).  This should be done as the last step of course.
  • Select which links to include one-by-one. Most of the time we will be doing this to send the file to our consultants, and we will also have our consultants file linked in. No need to process and send our consultants their file back to them.
  • Remove Raster images.  These can add significant size to the file, but are not useful to the consultants, removing and purging out the raster images (if any) will reduce the transmitted file size.

I look forward to future versions.

 

Thanks

 

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davidmarchant8887
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Message 19 of 24 (369 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

04-16-2012 03:38 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

Revit models that are linked to the host model, and ""all models linked into those files are repathed and copied to the save location.""

 

AS POSTED THIS "" Ability to strip out linked files you do not want to include"" we need more control on the tree of linked files please.

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csmock
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Message 20 of 24 (241 Views)

Re: Technology preview of eTransmit for Revit now available

05-02-2013 06:19 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

Scott -

 

Is the eTransmit (or whatever you're calling it today) available for Revit 2014 yet? Or does the 2013 version still work with 2014?

 

Thanks,

 

Curt

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