‘Family Security Guard’ app now available for download

 

2012 Install 2013 Install Use free with the password “boost” or purchase license for $2.99

The user will be prompted for a password in two situations:

  1. In the project environment when they attempt to open the Family Types dialog
  2. When they attempt to open a family file

You can control if you want this check enabled for all Revit family files or not as follows:

  1. The password will be required to edit and open all family files if there is “AlwaysRequirePassword.txt” file in the BoostYourBIM-FamilySecurity.bundle\Contents folder.
  2. If this file does not exist, the password will only be required for families that contain an integer parameter named “AccessRestricted” with a value of 1 (or Yes, if you choose to make it a Yes/No parameter)

After the password is successfully entered, the user will not be prompted again for the password during that Revit session. If you purchase a license, a custom password can be set in the pwd.txt file in the BoostYourBIM-FamilySecurity.bundle\Contents folder.

NOTE: This app only protects families when this app is installed. There is no protection when someone without this app attempts to modify families.

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5 thoughts on “‘Family Security Guard’ app now available for download

  1. OK, awesomeness abounds at Boost your BIM.
    Now that I’ve tested this app, How do I uninstall?
    And, would it be possible to modify this to allow Type Editing in the Project Environment.

    My favorite Part of this App is that you can see the family open behind the Dialog box, than it yells at you and shuts it down.

      • You know, I looked, but I was looking for “Boost Your BIM”. Now that I’m home and away from the Desktop, I figure I should have been looking for Family Security Guard. I’ll take a look tomorrow.

        Keep up the great work. I love your blog.

      • BTW, of course it worked to uninstall through Add/Remove Programs. I was just not looking for he right name. Duh…
        Do you think it would be possible to allow editing of type parameters in the project environment with this application, or does that call the same function editing a family does?

        I know blocking “Edit Type” was where the whole app started, so I wonder if anyone else has thought about it…

        • >> Do you think it would be possible to allow editing of type parameters in the project environment with this application

          It would be possible, but might require using a different approach in the implementation

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