The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is no stranger to innovation, and disruption. We have seen new technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and 3D printing that have transformed the way we design and build. Now, Snaptrude, a relatively new AEC startup aims to further revolutionize the industry with its architectural design platform harnessing the power of intelligent automation and real-time visualization on the cloud.
What is Snaptrude?
Snaptrude is a cloud based AEC startup that leverages algorithms and display to streamline and speed the architectural design process. The platform is designed to assist architects in generating detailed building models and "documentation, all while reducing the time and effort required.
“Snaptrude | Design better buildings together”
At the core of Snaptrude's technology is an intuitive, user-friendly interface that allows users to create accurate 3D models from 2D sketches and images or use other product designed models such as from Autodesk Revit.
Rapid 3D modeling: Snaptrude enables users to create detailed 3D models quickly and efficiently, significantly reducing the time spent on this aspect of the design process.
Design optimization: Snaptrude's platform analyzes the generated models and provides suggestions for design improvements, such as optimal structural layouts and energy-efficient solutions.
BIM integration: Snaptrude integrates with existing BIM software like Revit with complete parametric family information, allowing users to easily import and export their data for a smooth workflow.
Collaboration: The platform includes built-in collaboration tools that facilitate communication and coordination among team members, streamlining the design process and promoting a smooth real-time project workflow coordination.
Automated documentation: Snaptrude generates accurate, up-to-date construction documents, reducing the time and effort required for this critical step in the design process.
The Impact on the AEC Industry
Snaptrude's innovative platform has the potential to make a lasting impact on the AEC industry by not only enhancing the design process and easier collaboration, but by shaking up things in the AEC Software solution market. Innovation and more competition is a good thing benefitting not only the customers, but the industry as a whole.
As the AEC industry continues to evolve, it will be exciting to watch how Snaptrude, and other emerging technologies redefine the way we design and build our world.
For a more detailed article covering Snaptrude 1.0, see AEC Mag AEC Jan / Feb 2023 Edition out now