“CAD never really delivered on its promise of computer aid. The areas that every developer has focused on are feasibility and concept design; it’s at this point that fundamental errors can be made and the problem of solving multiple variables is most raw.
There are many formative tools in the space already. This is probably hardly surprising given the conceptual phase as being the most overlooked in the workflow. Massing rectangles in a BIM tool was never much of an upgrade from pen and paper.
Wading through this market, one company that has stood out to us is Testfit.io, based in Texas and headed up by Clifton Harness. As a straight-talking architect, Harness is building on his vision of a lightning-fast tool that offers a wide range of capabilities to prototype building, site, and urban configurations based on real-world variables, solving geometry based on competing variables and constraints such as building codes.”
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