Preview Image Generator V2.1.3

August 30, 2021

New Release!

It has been some time since we released a new version of the Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.). P.I.G. is literally actively being used by thousands of users - and we are always listening to feedback. Feedback has been light lately which says much about the stability and intuitiveness of the product.

Recently, we did end up adding the most requested feature! You can now override the appearance of an individual family. Here is an example scenario:

You set your 'Doors' category to always appear in 'Front' elevation. However, when you run P.I.G. Batch on your files, you realize that your door hardware doesn't show clearly. This is because the hardware is set to the 'Doors' category. You can now click on 'Settings Overrides' and set the View to '3D View' - or something else that will show the hardware more clearly.

Overwriting the settings on a selection of individual families.

We also added the ability to audit your families when processing. This capabilities means the Preview Image Generator is a great batch processor for family files, especially when coupled with Guardian.

This audit capability is now built into Guardian!

Other Improvements

  • Revit 2022 support
  • Lock 3D views
  • Realistic display style will now show edges
  • Ability to hide certain subcategories in the views
  • Bug fixes and improvements!


-P.I.G. Team