Feature Categories

Content Management
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian's features can help ensure your content is standardized.
Efficiency Tools
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian's features create efficiencies for your project teams.
Guardian Backstage™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Know what's happening inside your project models.
Guardian Sync™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Keep your firm's standard synchronized across all models.
Guide Users In-the-moment
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian will guide users in the very moment they are about to perform a risky command.
Prevent Certain Commands
Guardian Revit Add-in
Some Revit commands need to be protected.
Project Central™ (NEW)
Guardian Revit Add-in
While working inside the model, stay informed with real-time model performance and user behavior data.
Protect Projects
Guardian Revit Add-in
There are aspects of project models worth protecting.
Standards Automation
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian will maintain your firm's standard automatically.
Workset Automation
Guardian Revit Add-in
Automate your firm's workset compliance.

Feature Categories

Guardian Backstage™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Know what's happening inside your project models.

Feature Categories

Guardian Sync™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Keep your firm's standard synchronized across all models.

Feature Categories

Content Management
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian's features can help ensure your content is standardized.
Efficiency Tools
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian's features create efficiencies for your project teams.
Guardian Backstage™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Know what's happening inside your project models.
Guardian Sync™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Keep your firm's standard synchronized across all models.
Guide Users In-the-moment
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian will guide users in the very moment they are about to perform a risky command.
Prevent Certain Commands
Guardian Revit Add-in
Some Revit commands need to be protected.
Project Central™ (NEW)
Guardian Revit Add-in
While working inside the model, stay informed with real-time model performance and user behavior data.
Protect Projects
Guardian Revit Add-in
There are aspects of project models worth protecting.
Standards Automation
Guardian Revit Add-in
Guardian will maintain your firm's standard automatically.
Workset Automation
Guardian Revit Add-in
Automate your firm's workset compliance.

Feature Categories

Guardian Backstage™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Know what's happening inside your project models.

Feature Categories

Guardian Sync™
Guardian Revit Add-in
Keep your firm's standard synchronized across all models.
In Revit, different user modes, all controled through a simple command central.
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Project Central

Activity Feed

New

Summary

Activity Feed provides real-time data on how users are utilizing the project model. Easily filter the Activity Feed by users or by specific activities such as Guardian User Commands, Revit Warnings, Sync with Central, and Transactions. Clicking on any activity provides detailed information on each.

Activity Feed

Activity Feed

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Activity Feed provides real-time data on how users are utilizing the project model. Easily filter the Activity Feed by users or by specific activities such as Guardian User Commands, Revit Warnings, Sync with Central, and Transactions. Clicking on any activity provides detailed information on each.

Project Central™ (NEW)

Activity Feed

Easily filter the Activity Feed by users or by specific activities such as Guardian User Commands, Revit Warnings, Sync with Central, and Transactions.

User Commands

User Commands

The User Command protections you have setup for your project are listed within the activity feed when executed by the end user. To assist distinguishing the User Commands that have been set to Monitor, Guide, and Prevent the icons will show as green, yellow, and red respectively for quick determination of the most critical of the executed commands. By clicking on any one of these User Commands will show additional details along with the comments entered by the end user and snap shots of the action (when permitted by the specific command).  

Warnings

Warnings

When a user generates warnings in the project model they are listed in the Activity Feed. The Warnings are colored coded green, yellow, and red for warning priority set to Low, Medium, and High. Guardian has pre-set the priority for each to help you get started with this features ASAP. By clicking on any one of these warnings will show additional information on the Revit warning and the affected elements.  

Sync wtih Central

Sync wtih Central

When end user sync with central, they are listed within the actively feed. As sync times increase, the color of the icon will shift from green to yellow to red. 

Transactions

Transactions

Transactions set by Guardian will be listed when end users execute one of these transactions. As the number of properties affected increase, the icon will change accordingly from green to yellow to red. By clicking on these Transactions will open the Project Properties dialog and filter the history to show the specific Transaction.

Timeline

New

Summary

Timeline is a powerful dashboard providing model performance and health data. Key indicators such at Time to Open, Time to Sync, Warnings, Files and Project Sessions provide real-time model performance data. Project Sessions provides who is in the project model, when got into the model and for how long, and when they have synchronized with central.

Timeline

Timeline

New

Timeline is a powerful dashboard providing model performance and health data. Key indicators such at Time to Open, Time to Sync, Warnings, Files and Project Sessions provide real-time model performance data. Project Sessions provides who is in the project model, when got into the model and for how long, and when they have synchronized with central.

Project Central™ (NEW)

Timeline

Timeline provides quick and digestible model performance and health data.

Filesize

Filesize

File Size for any model is a key indicator of model performance and health. More importantly, change of file size over time indicates a project that may be moving in the wrong direction or there was a dramatic change that needs to be addressed ASAP.

Project Sessions

Project Sessions

Project Sessions demonstrates all the users in the project model, when they opened, sync with central, and closed the project model. The vertical dotted lines indicates when users have synced.

Time to Open

Time to Open

Time to Open provides the model opening times for each user in the project model. This is an invaluable indicator when trying to determine issues associated with individual users such as improperly opening a central model, slow network speeds (very common working from home) and much more.

Time to Sync

Time to Sync

Time to Sync provides the time to sync for each individual user in the project the model. Just like Time to Open, invaluable information is inferred from the data such as overall long sync times implies infrequent sync times, users competing with syncs, overall model files size or slow network speeds.  Outliers associated with individual users can indicate localized issues that impair the project team as a whole.

Warnings

Warnings

As we all know, the number of warnings in the model are a key indicator of model performance and health. Warnings demonstrates who, went and what warnings are be generators in the project model. Click on any users or data point and those warnings will be filtered in the Activity Feed.

User at a Glance

New

Users at a Glance provides an overview of the activity of each user in the model.

User at a Glance

User at a Glance

New

Users at a Glance provides an overview of the activity of each user in the model.

Project Central™ (NEW)

Users at a Glance

Users at a Glance provides an overview of the activity of each user in the model. Simply clicking on any data point provides further details of each activity with the Activity Feed. Know the Warnings each user is generating so administrators can better educate users on the risks associated with Revit Warnings. Users at a Glance also provides which version of Revit and Guardian each user has installed ensuring everyone within the project model are on the same builds.

Users at a Glance

Users at a Glance

By simply clicking on any data point for any given user provides further details of each activity with the Activity Feed. In addition to Project Properties and Users Commands, Users at a Glance lists the Warnings each user is generating so administrators can better educate users on the risks associated with Revit Warnings. Users at a Glance also provides which version of Revit and Guardian each user has installed ensuring everyone within the project model are on the same builds.

Project at a Glance

New

Project at a Glance provides a quick view of the project model in the ways Guardian is meant to prevent.

Project at a Glance provides a quick view of the project model in the ways Guardian is meant to prevent.

Project at a Glance

Project at a Glance

New

Project at a Glance provides a quick view of the project model in the ways Guardian is meant to prevent.

Project Central™ (NEW)

Project at a Glance

Your have setup Guardian to protect your project model and now let's see how well the team is following your lead. When Custom Interactions are turned on, Project Central will track those protections and list those elements that users have allowed to slip into the project model.

Project at a Glance

Project at a Glance

Project at a Glance provides an easy to consume list of all the modeled elements not meeting the requirements set by the Custom Interactions settings. Keep instantly up to speed on Protected Pinned elements that have been left unpinned, Groups that have been created or named improperly, families that have been improperly mirrored, in-place families that have been duplicated too many times, and many more!

Project Central

New

Guardian's Project Central provides Project Administrators with real-time data on the performance of the project model.

With Guardian’s Project Central you’re always up to speed on your project model’s performance and health. Project Central’s many dashboards provide you real-time data to immediately address issues before they become an issue. The Activity Feed displays to the Project Administrator how end-users are utilizing the model and how Guardian is working to protect it. Check out the many insights Project Central provides!

Project Central

Project Central

New

With Guardian’s Project Central you’re always up to speed on your project model’s performance and health. Project Central’s many dashboards provide you real-time data to immediately address issues before they become an issue. The Activity Feed displays to the Project Administrator how end-users are utilizing the model and how Guardian is working to protect it. Check out the many insights Project Central provides!

Project Central™ (NEW)

Project Central

Project at a Glance

Project at a Glance

Project at a Glance provides a quick view of the project model in ways Guardian is meant to prevent.

User at a Glance

User at a Glance

Users at a Glance provides an overview of the activity of each user in the model. By simply clicking on any data point provides further details of each activity with the Activity Feed. Know the Warnings each user is generating so administrators can better educate users on the risks associated with Revit Warnings. Users at a Glance also provides which version of Revit and Guardian each user has installed ensuring everyone within the project model are on the same builds.

Timeline

Timeline

Timeline is a powerful dashboard providing model performance and health data. Key indicators such at Time to Open, Time to Sync, Warnings, Files and Project Sessions provide real-time model performance data. Project Sessions provides who is in the project model, when got into the model and for how long, and when they have synchronized with central.

Activity Feed

Activity Feed

Activity Feed provides real-time data on how users are utilizing the project model. Easily filter the Actively Feed by users or by specific activities such as Guardian User Commands, Revit Warnings, Sync with Central, and Transactions. Clicking on any activity provides detailed information on each.

Project Parameter Prompt

New

Define which instance project parameters are to be populated as elements are being placed.

Project Parameter Prompt

Project Parameter Prompt

New

When an element is placed, most users do not populate the necessary instance parameter data; it’s not until later in the project that they will go back and complete the task. This is an inefficient workflow. The Parameter Prompts allows administrators to select which instance parameters Revit users are prompted to input data instantly following the placement of associated modeled elements.

Guide Users In-the-moment

Parameter Prompt

Guardian's Parameter Prompts will prompt users to input an instance parameter value after an element is placed. Because Revit allow users to place multiple elements without exiting the command, such as a wall, if selected, Guardian will not prompt the user until the command is completed. Thus, updating the instance parameter values for all the elements just placed.

Project Parameters

Project Parameters

With the ability to select Project Parameters for Revit users to input a value, you're only limited by the Project Parameters loaded into your firm's Revit templates and projects.

System Family Parameters

System Family Parameters

The Parameter Prompt tool will automatically list all instance System Family Parameters that are native to Revit.

Family Parameters

Family Parameters

The Parameter Prompt tool will also automatically list all instance parameters within the families loaded into the project model.

User Overrides

New

Ensure users don’t hit that “snooze” too much.

User Overrides

User Overrides

New

User Overrides work in conjunction with Command Frequency to allow Guardian administrators to override the frequency preferences set by Revit users. While the Revit users have input on the command frequency, the administrator has the final say.

Prevent Certain Commands

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Command Frequency

New

A customizable “snooze” button for Guardian User Commands.

Command Frequency

Command Frequency

New

Let’s be honest, sometimes Guardian is too protective for your advanced Revit users. Guardian’s Command Frequency allows the project administrator to set customized options so the end-user can delay the Guardian Command Message by Once per Session, 3 Days, 7 Days, or even Never. In conjunction with User Overrides, this allows individual end-users to customize their Guardian experience without sacrificing the protections afforded by Guardian to the overall project team.

Prevent Certain Commands

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User Commands

New

Guardian’s User Commands prevent mistakes before they happen.

User Commands

User Commands

New

User Commands provides you to create customized messages encouraging your users to follow your firm’s standards and best practices for nearly 100 Revit commands. Guardian customers save time and money by ensuring their users are properly utilizing Revit the first time, and not doubling back to fix mistakes.

For each of these commands, Guardian allows for three levels of protection to be set for each of the User Commands; Monitor, Guide and Prevent.  

  • Monitor: Registers the command with Guardian Backstage™ which provides BIM Managers a tremendous amount of data on how their users are using these commands at both a firm and project level.
  • Guide: Provides users a customized message promoting proper usage of these commands when the user attempts to execute the command. The user can continue after acknowledging the message by providing a simple return message. The commands in Guide mode also register with Guardian Backstage™.
  • Prevent: In addition to providing a customized message, Guardian will prevent users from executing that Revit command. A customized project-specific and/or a firm-specific password can be entered to allow execution of the command. The commands in Prevent mode also register with Guardian Backstage™.
Prevent Certain Commands

User Commands

With over 100 Revit commands to protect, Guardian provides you the means to communicate best practices in real-time for each of the 100 protected User Commands.

User Commands

User Commands

Each User Command provides several ways of customizing how you and the Revit user communicate in real-time. In addition to the Protection Mode, you can require end-users to enter a comment to why or how they intend to use the command and for you to recieve an email notification when they do so.

Command Message

Command Message

The customized Command Message provides you the means to assist the end-users in real-time by tailoring a message about best practices and/or potential risk associated with specific Revit commands.

Command Frequency

Command Frequency

Let’s be honest, sometimes Guardian is too protective for your advanced Revit users. Guardian’s Command Frequency provides you means to customize a "snooze-button", so the end-user can delay the Guardian Command Message by Once per session, 3 days, 7 days, or even Never.

Viewport Selection

New

Pre-assign Viewport Types to View Types.

Viewport Selection

Viewport Selection

New

Controlling Viewport Types is difficult at best. With Viewport Selection you can now pre-assign your firm’s Viewport Types to specific View Types. When views are placed on sheets, the correct Viewport Type is automatically applied, ensuring consistency for all views and saving time by eliminating the need to manually update views.

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Viewport Selection

Guardian's Viewport Selection provides you the means to pre-define the Viewport Type to View Types ensuring the correct View Title displays when the view is placed on a sheet. Guardian does this automatically without any input by the user.

Viewport Selection

Viewport Selection

Guardian's Viewport Selection lists all the View Type Families within the project model to assign your firm's standards for Viewport Types. It even allows for None to be assigned so no View Title is displayed for views such as Legends and Schedules.

Guardian Sync™

New

Keep Your Firm's Standards Synced Across All Models

Guardian Sync™

Guardian Sync™

New

Guardian Sync™ is an industry first at keeping your standards synced across models and stored in the cloud!

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Guardian Sync™

Guardian Sync™ allows you to centrally control your standard properties in the cloud. With these features, your standard properties are stored in the cloud and synchronized across to your projects. A change to a property in the cloud means that change will also be, automatically or manually,updated in the projects and families.

Lines Styles & Line Patterns

Lines Styles & Line Patterns

Keep your firm's standard Lines Styles & Lines Patterns in the cloud so they are synced and always up to date across projects.

Annotation Symbols

Annotation Symbols

Guardian Sync™ hosts your firms standard Annotation Symbols, such as Text and Dimensions Styles to name a few, in the cloud and synced across models.

Filled Regions & Fill Patterns

Filled Regions & Fill Patterns

Keep your firm's standard Filled Regions & Fill Patterns in the cloud so they are synced and always up to date across projects.

View Filters

View Filters

Guardian Sync™ can store your firm's View Filters in the cloud and synced across models.

Shared Parameter Mapping

New

Instantly map incoming shared parameters to those already in your project model.

Shared Parameter Mapping

Shared Parameter Mapping

New

It’s common for Shared Parameters from various sources to show up in your project files, preventing your project schedules from being populated with the correct data. Guardian addresses this issue by allowing you to map these Shared Parameters to those already in your project. Even when the Shared Parameter is embedded into a formula or has a formula assigned, Guardian will make all necessary updates to keep the formulas intact.

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Shared Parameter Mapping

If you have ever used any manufacturer’s content, whether it is a sink or a refrigerator, then you know how many shared parameters are baked into those families. Each family contains the entire catalog of shared parameters available by the manufacturer regardless of if it is used or not. As projects progress and more and more outside families are loaded in, all the extraneous shared parameters make their way into the file even when they will never be used.

Clean Shared Parameters in the Project Models

Clean Shared Parameters in the Project Models

Guardian identifies all the shared parameters in your project models and provides you the means to map them you to other shared parameters in the project model or to your firm's shared parameter file.

Map Shared Parameters with incoming Families

Map Shared Parameters with incoming Families

As Revit families are inserted into your project models Guardian gets to work by identifying the incoming shared parameters, allowing you to map them to the shared parameters in the project model.

Family Mapping

New

Automatically prevent duplicate families from entering your project models.

Family Mapping

Family Mapping

New

In response to Revit’s handling of “duplicate families,” Guardian’s Family Mapping feature will automatically exchange the incoming family, once mapped, to the family already present in the project model. It will also maintain the Instance Parameter values of the incoming families.

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Family Mapping

We have heard from our customers how project models become bloated with duplicate Revit families. For example, “E1 30 x 42 Horizontal.rfa & E1 30 x 42 Horizontal1.rfa”. Guardian assumes the project model in which content is being insert into contains the accurate content and provides you means to map, or merge if you will, these incoming families. Thus, this prevents the accumulation of duplicate families that happens over the course of a project. Better yet, Guardian memorizes these mapping so it happens automatically for everyone in the firm moving forward.

Clean Duplicate Families in the Project Models

Clean Duplicate Families in the Project Models

Guardian identifies all the Revit Families in your project models and provides you the means to map them you to other Revit Families, and their family types, in the model.

Map Incoming Families

Map Incoming Families

Typically seen when the Insert Views from File command is used, all the families associated with those views, typically Annotation Symbols and Detail Items, come with the views. In real-time, Guardian provides you the means to map these incoming families to those already in the project model. This prevents the duplicate family types warnings the Revit creates and also elements the superfluous families that accumulate over the course of a project.

Project Properties

New

Automatically take control of Revit’s project properties and align with your firm’s standards.

Project Properties

Project Properties

New

Guardian’s Project Properties provides you the means to assign mappings to incoming Revit properties to those in your project model. Better yet, Guardian memorizes these mappings, automatically updating properties in the future. This simple but powerful tool ensures your firm’s standards are maintained.

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Project Properties

Guardian’s Project Properties is a powerful tool for perfecting your project model’s properties to be in alignment with your firm’s graphical and Revit Standards. Project Properties will identify, process, and clean the furthest reaches of your project models and Revit families. Project Properties can be activated when new content, such as manufacture’s families or views from another project, are inserted into the project model, cleaning and maintaining your standards in real-time.

Because Guardian memorizes the mappings made during this process it creates the ability to automate this process for future users and projects. This allows for end-users to bypass the Project Properties interface when inserting content all-the-while Guardian cleans the properties of the incoming content in the background. Any properties Guardian does not recognize from previous mappings, the Project Administrator can access the Project Properties menu to retroactively clean those properties.

Project Properties controlled:

  • Materials
  • Loadable Families and Types
  • System Family Types
  • Shared Parameters
  • Fill Patterns (Filled Regions are available under System Family Types)
  • Line Patterns
  • Line Styles
  • Object Styles
  • View Templates
  • View Filters
  • Load Classifications

Maintain Standards

Maintain Standards

Guardian’s Project Properties maintains your firm’s graphical and Revit standards. With a simple but power interface, all Revit properties in the project model are listed and the mapping tools provide the means to map, or swap, the foreign properties to those of your firm. Once these properties are mapped, the foreign properties are purged completely from the project model including from within the Revit families loaded into the project model. This also provides BIM Managers the ability to perfect the properties of their family libraries to be in perfect alignment with the firm’s Revit project templates.

Project Properties: History

Project Properties: History

Guardian's Project Properties History menu displays transactions when content has been Added, Modified and Deleted into or within the project model. By clicking on any one of these transactions, Transaction Details provide who did what when and from where and what properties were Added, Modified and Deleted during that transaction.

Workset Manager

New

Automate the creation and assignment of Worksets.

Workset Manager

Workset Manager

New

Guardian’s Workset Manager is a game changer for Revit. Not only does it finally create for Revit a selectable list of Workset sets to choose from, but its rule-based workset assignments automatically place modeled elements on the correct Worksets every time!

The Workset Manager addresses two distinct limitations of Worksets: consistent creation and naming of Worksets, and the placement of elements onto the correct Worksets.  

  1. You can now create Workset sets for your users to pick from as worksharing is enabled.
  1. To address the placement of elements onto the correct Workset, you can create rules-based automation for elements to be placed on your pre-defined Worksets.  

The Workset Manager also sends a prompt to users to select the active Workset when workshared-enabled projects are opened.

Workset Automation

Workset Manager

Workset Manager is a powerful feature that provides Company Administrators the means to establish company standard worksets and automate adherence to those standards. The Workset Manager allows Company Administrators to create multiple Workset Sets for different disciplines, typologies, or clients, to be selected when Revit users enable Worksharing. Each Workset Set can contain an unique list of worksets.

Furthermore, the Workset Manager addresses the placement of elements onto the correct workset, with customized rule-based automation for elements to be placed on these pre-defined Worksets.

Workset "Sets"

Workset "Sets"

Guardian's Workset Manager provides you the ability to create workset "Sets" based on discipline or project type for your teams to select from when creating a Workshare Enable project model.

Workset Automations

Workset Automations

Guardian's Workset Manager utilizes rule-based automations to that will automatically place modeled elements on the correct workset regardless of the active workset.

Workset Rules

Workset Rules

Create rules based on Parameters, Filename, Family Name, or Family Types to determine what elements are automatically placed onto the correct workset.

Mirror Protections

New

Keep your Revit families from being edited by inexperienced users.

Mirror Protections

Mirror Protections

New

Have you ever spent hours, even days, setting up a Revit family specifically needed for your project, only to find someone has modified the family? Guardian’s Protected Families allows for selected families to be protected when reloaded from the family editor or from a file path.

Protect Projects

Mirror Protections

Don’t you hate it when the left filler strip parameter on the casework turns on the right filler strip instead? So do we. This is obviously a low-risk example, but some families have scheduling parameters that rely on a specific orientation and can cause problems in the field if they are incorrect. No one wants to be scalded with hot water because someone didn’t catch the error in the field.

Chose the Families to Prevent Mirroring

Chose the Families to Prevent Mirroring

The selected protected families will prevent end-users from mirroring the families within the project model.

Inform End-Users

Inform End-Users

Mirror Protections will display a customized Guardian Command Message when an end-user attempts to mirror the family.

Delete Notifications

New

Know everything that’s being deleted when it’s being deleted.

Delete Notifications

Delete Notifications

New

When a user moves to execute a delete command, Guardian’s Delete Notifications will not only show all dependent elements that will be deleted, but a Show in Project view of these elements can also be displayed before the user continues the delete command.

Protect Projects

Delete Notifications

Delete Notifications list all the dependent elements being deleted with their Element IDs so users know everything being deleted.

Confirm Delete Prompt

Confirm Delete Prompt

Delete Notifications Confirm Delete prompt list all the elements that will be deleted. For modeled elements, it lists each family that will be deleted. For annotation families, it lists the views in which each of the annotation families are to be deleted.

Approved Content Sources

New

Define and notify users of approved Revit family sources.

Approved Content Sources

Approved Content Sources

New

You may have curated the perfect content library for your firm, but you cannot prevent your users from going into their own stash and using their favorite families. Using self-created rules, you can now assign Approved Content Sources for your users. Guardian will caution, and even prevent, users when they try to import content from non-preapproved sources

Protect Projects

Approved Content Sources

Firms and projects spend a tremendous amount of time and money creating and maintaining Revit family libraries that align with the firm’s standards and BIM infrastructure at large. Too many times these standards are undermined when end-users load Revit families from location other than the firm’s library. Guardian’s Approved Content Sources does exactly as its name implies, it ensures Revit families are being sourced from the firm’s libraries and discourages families from unknown sources.

Define the Approved Content Sources

Define the Approved Content Sources

Create rule-based file locations for Guardian to determine where approved content is permitted from.

Edit the User Experience

Edit the User Experience

Approved Content Sources provides the ability for Guardian to respond differently to incoming families for from approved versus non-approved sources; such as enacting Project Properties when the family comes from a non-approved source by turning off Project Properties for content inserted from the firm’s content management solution.

Inform End-Users

Inform End-Users

If the incoming families are determined to be loaded from non-approved content sources, Guardian will provide the end-user a Command Message as determined by the set Protection Mode.

Group Protections

New

Keep your Revit Groups free of corrupting content.

Group Protections

Group Protections

New

Let’s face it, Revit Groups have their limitations. Certain modeled elements induce instability into Revit Groups, leading to model slowness, corruptions and even crashes. Guardian gives you the ability to determine which elements are safe and unsafe to use in Revit groups, mitigating unstable performance.

Protect Projects

Group Protections

Guardian’s Group Protections ensures only model elements permitted by you are allowed within Revit Model and Detail  groups within Revit. Once activated for the project model, Group Protections will display a customized Guardian Command Message when an end-user attempts to save a group with elements that have been identified to be prohibited from groups.

Group Protections

Group Protections

We heard from our customers there are certain elements that just do not play nice with Revit Model and Detail groups. Many times, groups with these elements become corrupted, cause glitches in the model and, at times, causes models to crash. With Group Protections you determine which elements are safe and not safe to use in Revit groups.

Protected Families

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Keep your Revit families from being edited by inexperienced users.

Protected Families

Protected Families

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Have you ever spent hours, even days, setting up a Revit family specifically needed for your project, only to find someone has modified the family? Guardian’s Protected Families allows for selected families to be protected when reloaded from the family editor or from a file path.

Protect Projects

Protected Families

Protected Families allows Project Administrator to select families in the project model, placed or unplaced, to protect them from being overwritten by end-users. Once activated for the project model, Protected Families will display a customized Guardian Command Message when an end-user attempts to reload the family from the family editor or replace the family of the same name from an external source.

Chose the Families to Protect

Chose the Families to Protect

The selected protected families will prevent end-users from reloading the family into the project from the family editor or replace the family of the same name from an external source.

Inform End-Users

Inform End-Users

Protected Families will display a customized Guardian Command Message when an end-user attempts to reload the family.

Protected Pins

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Pin it and forget it.

Protected Pins

Protected Pins

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How many times have you pinned an element only to find out on print day it had moved! Guardian’s Protected Pins feature allows you to ensure pinned elements stay pinned. Guardian’s protections are overlayed onto Revit’s native pinning command, and users are notified of the protected pin when they attempt to unpin.

Protect Projects

Protected Pins

Utilizing Revit’s native pinning command, Guardian’s Protected Pins allows Project Administrators to add Guide & Prevent protections to pinned elements. Once activated for the project model, model elements pinned with Protected Pins will display a customized Guardian Command Message when unpinned, requiring the end-user to enter a comment and/or a password to continue to unpin the model element.

Protected Pins

Protected Pins

We have heard from our customers many times over how they have pinned elements only for others to unpin, causing setbacks to the development of the project model. Revit’s native pinning command relies on all users to understand the importance of and why certain elements are pinned an allowing all to unpin even if they don’t. While Revit’s Select Pinned Elements adds a layer of protections, we have heard most user just turn it off anyway. Guardian’s Protected Pins solves this problem and provide a layer of protections in a manner only Guardian can.  

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Mapping of shared parameters 3

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Guardian Backstage

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Guardian’s User Commands prevent mistakes before they happen.

Guardian Backstage

Guardian Backstage

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Guardian’s Backstage™ is your data! The Guardian provided Microsoft Power BI dashboards delivers insights of the effectiveness of Guardian at protecting your firm’s standards and your project’s models.

Guardian Backstage™

Guardian’s Backstage™

Guardian, along with Revit, produces a tremendous amount of data for you to get the fullest picture possible of what’s happening inside your project models. Guardian’s Backstage™ many Power BI dashboards have been setup to decipher this data so you can quickly glean the insights you need for better decision making and BIM Management.  

Workhorse

Workhorse

Without realizing it, Guardian is a workhorse. The main Power BI dashboard demonstrates how much work Guardian performs, even in the set-it & forget-it deployments. This dashboard shows how many registered models, the total number of Project Properties mapped to your firm’s standards, how many User Commands have prevented potential mistakes, and much more.

Activity by Project

Activity by Project

This Power BI dashboard keeps track of the general activity within each project model. Specific project models can be filtered to see the properties that have been added, modified, and deleted. The families that have been loaded into each project model are also be monitored here. This helps to determine if end-users are loading families from non-approved locations.

Commands Completed with Details

Commands Completed with Details

This Power BI dashboard keeps track of all monitored User Commands. Additional details for each command used is also available: the active view and any elements that have been added, modified, or deleted. For certain commands, before and after screenshots are also available to shed further light onto the user’s activity.

Guardian Installs

Guardian Installs

Keeping any design application up to date on user’s machines is difficult even for the best of us, regardless the size of the firm. The installations dashboard helps to keep track of your users and make sure thatt hey have the most up-to-date version of Guardian installed on their machine’s, helping to ensure they take advantage of latest features and protections Guardian has to offer.

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faq

How often do you push out new releases?

We push out a new release about every 3-5 months, on average. Every release is carefully planned with user feedback in mind and includes new features, protections, fixes and performance improvements. Our release cadence is, in fact, one of the things our customers most appreciate about Guardian. There is always something new and exciting coming. Click here for the most recent release notes.

We have an incredible vision for the future of Guardian. Now is a great time to be a part of it!

How does user management work?

We value an experience that is uncompromising in value and ease of use. With Guardian, you don't have to manage lists of users, single sign-on, permission roles, etc. Instead, normal users are identified by their Revit IDs or Autodesk IDs automatically, from the moment they first open Revit.

Administrators utilize their credentials to activate their installation and customize the project experiences for their users. Company administrators manage this list of administrators and set up the company dashboard, where all user activities appear. Where needed, certain settings can be customized for individual users.

Do you accept feature requests?

We hope you see us as a literal extension of your own team. We are very transparent with our customers when it comes to release planning. We respond eagerly to requests, encourage dialog between our customers, conduct webinars often and even share feature specifications before any code is written. So yes, we accept requests!

We have a product vision that we take very seriously, so not every request will be implemented. We can assure you, however, that all consideration is taken seriously.

What effect do all these cool features have on Revit performance?

Performance is of utmost importance for us. Guardian is cleverly using the Revit API to apply protections in a way that doesn't impact the regular Revit experience. For example, when users open Revit, Guardian caches all settings and references those during the Revit session when certain actions are performed (instead of asking the server each time). When an action is performed, the data is sent using separate CPU threads.

Our team is more than happy to share more details on this topic. However, perhaps the greatest testament of great performance is that of the many 10's of thousands of daily Guardian users that don't notice it's there.

Some proactive actions, such as cleaning families when loading, may display a progress bar to the users for a few seconds.

What if a user doesn't have Guardian installed?

Guardian runs on each user's workstation so if it is not installed there will be no benefits to the user. There would be no issue to users without Guardian installed either.

Does Guardian support BIM Collaborate Pro? Are there server requirements?

Guardian supports all methods of Revit worksharing, including BIM Collaborate Pro. Because Guardian runs on each user's workstation, the projects will run normally, regardless of where they are stored. Files that are registered to Guardian will appear in your Projects dialog with the file path.

There are no other server requirements for Guardian. Just install or deploy it and you're well on your way to a more proactive approach!

Can you manage Guardian for our firm?

Yes, we can help set up Guardian for your firm and maintain the service for you. Please reach out to our team for more information. We have also partnered with several BIM consultant firms that are qualified to provide this service.

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