Background: We are required to print our sheets in Greyscale by one of our clients, BUT we have everything setup in our template to only work with printing in Black Lines. Greyscale is required so that the sheet number on their titleblock will print properly (white label text on black background). So we have come up with a dynamo script that will change all of our standard system colors to black and remove any filters that have color overrides. Then there are some other steps but they’re unimportant to this conversation.
After this process has completed and they’ve printed their sheets, they would then be required to Undo the entire process including the dynamo script run. Then they could sync and continue working.
The issue is that we ran into users who would forget to undo and now a few of our models look like garbage on-screen.
A workaround was to force the user to detach the model and save it with a specific wording at the end of the filename to allow the script to run.
Next issue, BIM 360. When we implement this same workflow, they need to open the model, and then save-as. Problem is, when they save as, the links will all unload and now they can’t print properly…
So back to my topic, I want to break the central file or do something so that they are not able to sync with central until they undo the process outlined above.
Anyone have any bright ideas?
I thought that maybe we could change the central file path (you know, the one displayed in the sync dialog)?
Or is there a way to cause an incorrect schema error that would still allow the user to print?
My gut is telling me that Dynamo really isn’t the answer for this workflow, but its all we have the capability to use at the moment.