January 30, 2019
We believe that the best software is easy to use but the hardest to create. This release is a perfect example of that. Guardian’s new Suggestions Framework uses behind-the-scenes data to make logical suggestions for certain actions. In your quest for effective and enforced standards at your firm, we invite you to consider the substantial effect these new features will have on your processes!
If you have duplicate properties in your Revit projects, how would you know it? Properties that are the same but have different names can cause confusion with users. Guardian now automatically detects if the following properties are duplicates:
This is all especially compelling because once a duplicate is identified, Guardian can use (at your direction) its robust ability to merge properties together. It does this by seeking out all places the properties are applied (yes, even inside of family structures, regions, etc.) and changing out the values before removing unnecessary duplicates. This powerful ability is manifest through the new Suggestions Framework and proactive prompts to your users.
Users of Guardian are already thrilled with the ability to see all incoming property types and map those together with existing properties(automatically remember those actions too!). We also know that the content we bring into our projects can bring MANY properties with them. To help you make effective decisions, we’ve added Suggestions to the incoming properties dialog box:
Guardian will then present a series of dialogs to step through, each one providing valuable insight into the ‘DNA’ of the properties.
Besides properties being duplicates of each other, you will see other forms of suggestions appear here also. We think you’ll REALLY appreciate the additional insight this provides. We’ll be developing more suggestions as we go.
Company admins will now see the following setting appear in Settings:
When turned on, Guardian will then provide prompts when new properties are created that are duplicates. Here’s an example of what they’ll see:
This feature is not just for NEW properties, but also modifications to existing ones as well.
There are many subtle improvements we made to Guardian. This is an important release in terms of stability, performance and infrastructure. These improvements include:
We hope you like this release! It’s sure to be a very exciting year for Guardian. We invite you to jump aboard this thrilling journey with us!