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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Trelligence Affinity

I'd like to introduce you all to a program that people will love or hate. The program parallels with the Design segment of my Revit Classroom Workflow Chart.

Trelligence Affinity™, Affinity for ArchiCAD™, and Affinity for Revit™ is software focused on enhancing the early architectural design process with a unique programming, space planning and schematic design solution. Targeted at the worldwide architectural, engineering, construction and owner/developer (AECO) market, the Trelligence Affinity patent-pending software integrates with ArchiCAD from Graphisoft, Revit Architecture from Autodesk, and other design tools to extend the benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) - faster planning, less rework and better team collaboration - to the early design phases of complex building projects.

I say it will be loved or hated because many designers will feel as though these early schematic diagrams and space planning should be done like it has always been done. With pencil and paper. I too design with pencil and paper first. Although, I used this program for a day now and it has its advantages.  It is not meant to replace the pencil and paper atmosphere but to help in the further development of the pencil and paper drawings to the intelligent building model. Just another tool to add to the aresonal. Check it out for yourself and form your own opinion.

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jk said...

you may also want to try the OPS tool located here: and here: