Guardian 2.4

April 7, 2021

2.4 Release Notes

Our version 2.X releases have each addressed a challenging aspect of standardization in Autodesk Revit® and 2.4 is no different.

In another industry first, Guardian now prevents the duplication of families when loaded from other projects! We're excited to bring Family Mapping to your Revit experience, along with many other great features and improvements. Check it out! 

You can now use the familiar tools in Guardian to safely remove, rename and map your families. As with other properties, Guardian's powerful rules engine also automates these decisions across your firm for more consistent, leaner projects.

In fact, Guardian can now even prevent the unnecessary duplication of identical families when they are added to your projects AT SCALE.

New Family Mappings

Any time you need to swap families, you can now use Guardian. The most common cause for this is when Revit duplicates families when they are brought from another project. For example, BreakLine.rfa will become BreakLine1.rfa because Revit thinks they are different. The theories as to Revit's logic in determining 'different' are many, but it continues to be a pain point because the families usually aren't different or they have very minor differences and combining them is very tedious.

Guardian addresses these needs in both an automated way and a manual way. Check it out!

Mapping Rules Dialog

Our customers love having Guardian automate their standards enforcement. We believe that it is healthy to always be improving the naming conventions in your standard and we are here to help make sure that those changes apply when old properties are added to your projects or families. To make this even easier, the Mapping Rules dialog has been an area of focus for us in this release. You'll appreciate a better display of information and ability to search, sort, copy-paste and even merge entire Mapping Configurations.

Other Notable Improvements & Fixes

  • We added a tooltip that will now appear when hovering over any mapping rules that are applied. This will provide needed transparency in multi-user environments.
  • We added alerts to indicate when problematic usages exist. There are some situations where Guardian does not have API access to make a change, such as instances used in groups or checked out elements. Now, these will be shown with an alert symbol. When processing, only these usages will be skipped and the property will remain.
  • We added options when choosing to ‘Reset Default’ settings on project settings. Now, you will be able to remove all overrides (Project settings will stay synchronized with the Company settings) or simply refresh/copy the current state of the Company Settings.
  • Viewport types will now ALL properly map, overcoming a well-known limitation within Revit where it will not purge unused viewport types.

We are eager to begin working with you as you work to improve your processes. Please fill out the form at the following link to learn more about this release: