April 7, 2021
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.
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!
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.
We couldn't be more excited about Guardian Sync™. Our customers love being able to easily store their line and fill patterns away in a non-version dependent format AND keep them synchronized across projects. By uploading and syncronizing Sync™ properties, you are truly identifying your standard and can be ensured that they will stay identified, even as you make changes, etc.
In this release, we're adding several features to improve the experience. We definitely have big plans for Sync™ this year and we are making sure to do it strategically.
This has been a large area of focus for us during this release cycle. Our last 2.3 release added many new features, including an 8x increase in the activities that can be tracked. We also added a new 'Monitor' mode. Because of this, interest in Backstage™ has increased significantly.
While Backstage™ related improvements aren't necessarily tied to our client release, we try to time the availability of features together. Here are these improvements and their status:
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: