X-Ray Release Notes

New Features and Important Updates

Version 20.2.0

  • You can now assign a range group to a condition to produce a range of results (such as incremental lengths) as opposed to creating multiple conditions to accomplish the same thing which can drastically reduce the amount of conditions required to support framing key measures (such as wall and structural framing categories). Read more about it here. See it in action here.
  • You can now create reusable quantity formulas that will be available within the edit condition dialog. Read more about it here.
  • X-RAY 2020.2 will require a database upgrade to account for the new range group and quantity formulas functionality. During the database upgrade, any “and” operators found within conditions will be renamed to “&&” which will become the new standard syntax for this operator moving forward.
  • With the new condition by element utility, you can now quickly create a new condition from a selected element or family. Read more about it here.
  • With the new conditions by model utility, you can now create multiple conditions from any placed elements within the project at once. Read more about it here. See it in action here.

 

Version 20.1.0

  • X-RAY has been moved to a new license server and you will now be required to receive new license keys to upgrade.
  • X-RAY now supports the use of floating (network) licenses.
  • The About dialog has been expanded to show additional information about the product version and license usage.
  • X-RAY no longer requires a minimum of one Revit Design Option to function properly if not using them for option management.
  • You can now use a Base export method when creating quantity exports for Pipeline during the base plan stages of a future Master Project.
  • You can now select multiple conditions at once when using the Condition Preview feature.
  • You can now assign custom Condition Groups to conditions for additional organizational and filtering ability. Users are required to update their database for this feature to be functional.
  • You can now use the right-click contextual menu to select all conditions and to mark all selected conditions active or inactive.
  • You can now use the Condition Browser Settings to show or hide the display of inactive conditions, empty categories, and unused Condition Groups.
  • You can now use the right-click contextual menu to apply a check to the Category and Groups fly-out menus.
  • You can now access the X-RAY help site directly by hovering over the ribbon menu while pressing the F1 key.

 

Version 20.0.0

  • X-RAY is now available for Autodesk Revit 2020.
  • X-RAY has been moved to a new license server and you will now be required to receive new license keys if upgrading from earlier versions.
  • X-RAY now supports the use of floating (network) licenses.
  • The About dialog has been expanded to show additional information about the product version and license usage.

 

Version 19.5.0

  • Added Duplicate Condition button to condition browser.
  • Level Alias now allows the use of single quotes (‘) within Level name.
  • Added additional checks for illegal characters within condition setup.
  • Removed needed selection for “LEVEL” when setting up levels on conditions.
  • Consolidated Level columns on reports to a single column called “Level”
  • Revised all “Param Name” and “Param Value” columns in condition browser to a single column called “Level Param”
  • XLS reports will generate with XML reports when triggered through the API.

 

Version 19.4.0

  • Removed legacy Handing Management system.
  • Implemented new Handing Management system. New system updates handing each time export takes place.
  • Added Update Handing command on ribbon, allowing user to update handing on-demand.
  • Added Add/Delete Categories tool on Condition Browser menubar.

 

Version 19.3.0

  • Removed default database path if current path does not exist.
  • Added setting to control the source on XML exports.
  • Added new setting to allow for level name alias for phase on BOM exports.

 

Version 19.2.2

  • Hotfix: Revised export select folder dialog. Now uses modern dialog, and remembers last selected folder.

 

Version 19.2.1

  • Revised rounding to take place on totals instead of individual products.
  • “Like” products now combined in export XML.

 

Version 19.2.0

  • This version marks a complete overhaul of the X-Ray user interface. Key features are as follows:
    • New X-RAY Settings dialog featuring tabbed organization.
    • New dockable Condition Browser featuring enhanced filtering, editing and Condition results preview.
    • New Export dialog featuring simplified selections along with built-in report viewer.
  • Read/Write to X-RAY database has also been overhauled in this version. All changes are now immediately written to S3DB file making them available to all users in multi-user workflow. Export speed has also been enhanced for users working with remote S3DB file.

 

Version 19.1.0

  • Adjust default settings to accommodate new install location.
  • Added new 2019.0 SQL upgrade script and updated sample DB to version 2019.0
  • Added Release Notes button in About dialog.
  • Created dedicated X-RAY ribbon tab.
  • Changed database functions to work primarily with file on disk rather than in-memory.
  • Add progress indicator to Conditions form when importing playbook.

 

Version 19.0.0

  • X-RAY is now available for Autodesk Revit 2019.