Certification is a manual process, and naturally, there are gray areas when testing families. If a family has a few small, easily correctable problems, it will still pass certification.
A family with the following errors will still pass certification:
Wrong category. We will correct the category with no further comment.
Price too high. We recommend pricing based on our Pricing Guidelines, which are based on user surveys. A family priced higher than our guidelines recommend will still pass certification. We might, at our discretion, contact the seller with a suggestion for a more appropriate price.
Poor or missing description. Items with full, informative descriptions sell better than those with brief or blank descriptions. Still, lack of a description is not grounds for refusing certification.
Unusual parameter names. It is expected that family creators will use sensible parameter names like Height, Width, and Depth. However, there are no set standards for parameter names, so we can't enforce them. When a standard becomes available, we will add "correct parameter names" to our certification process.
Inaccurate BIM information. It would be impossible for our certification team to keep up with all BIM information for all types of families. In addition, the information changes regularly, as prices rise and fall, or different materials become available. Ultimately, it's up to the purchaser/user to make sure the BIM information associated with the family suits his/her project.