Purpose-built iPad app for the concept design stage of the architectural process gears up for new release
Codesign (pronounced ‘co design’) allows architects to turn sketches into specified 3D models using the iPad and Apple Pencil. It offers a range of features such as site, sun studies, context and utilisation measures.
“We developed Codesign after 25 years of working to enable architects with BIM software,” explains Campbell Yule, founder of Codesign. “Along the way, we saw the need for a dedicated concept design app that sits between pencil and paper and BIM software.
“We wanted to enable architects to do more of what they got into architecture to do – to spend more time where they are the most valuable and can create the most positive impact for a project at the design concept exploration stage.
“At first, we solved the problems of creating rich data around volume and materials, so we launched the app under the Spaces name. As we added more functionality built around the idea of maximizing the potential of the concept design part of the process, we rebranded to Codesign to more fully communicate the role the app plays as a co-partner to architects for concept design.”
Codesign version 3 is set for release in early August with an updated UX experience.