The entire Spacemaker team would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful new year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a year since Spacemaker joined the Autodesk family, and what a year it's been! Much of our focus has really been about transitioning to being a part of an impressive global company, while maintaining our nimble, creative mentality.
To reflect on the highlights, Autodesk’s Amy Bunszel caught up with Spacemaker's co-founder, Carl Christensen. Be sure to take a look, and learn about our key product advancements, outcome-based design and how Spacemaker will integrate with Revit. Read the interview here.
We also wanted to stop for a second and look back at the year that has been. We have managed to release an impressive 49 features to the product this year! Some of these are larger features such as the new navigation that happened this month, the introduction of Zones, the ability to add comments to your proposals, and a better way to Compare your proposal to each other! These 49 features are actually not including the countless smaller improvements that have been done to make Spacemaker easier and more efficient for you to use, such as several new tools and features that enable you to work more accurately in Design.
We’ve included the full list of all the improvements we’ve made to the platform in 2021 just below. It’s worth a look! But if you would like to read more about each update then please check out the changes.spacemaker.ai (login required).
Every feature and update we released in 2021 (from newest to oldest):
New, improved navigation
Optimize with Height Constraints!
Redesign of project creation!
Collaborate and communicate by commenting on a proposal
Fast project organizing
Custom placement of wind analysis
Users with editor access will have access to purchase data from Lantmäteriet (Sweden) and Kartverket (Norway)
Draw Walls in Polygon Buildings
Left menu update with proposal layers
Sun analysis on 3D models
Area metrics for division lines
Design with our new grid tool
More control over your workspaces
Give feedback directly to Product Teams
Combined statistics in the View to Area Analysis
One design tool under the Design tab
We stop support import of SOSI files
Transparent buildings as wireframe in Modify
Design and usability changes to Explore
Discontinuing Sketch from the 8th of August
Proposal OBJ Export Improvements
Parking in Modify
Import terrain from an IFC or OBJ file
New right-hand side menu in Modify
Bring life to your projects
Library will soon be shut down
New Proposals page
Division lines and auto buildings in Modify
New Compare enhances decision support
Create new Scenarios with ease!
Quick move and quick rotation in Modify
Faster and more accurate daylight analysis
Promoted Proposals & Project Overview
Better selection in Analyze!
New and simplified way of inviting users
Add polygon building with suggestive shapes
Filter on custom time intervals in sun analysis
Analysis result visualization
2D view and 2D design tools in Modify
Filtering Analyses with Zones
Edit polygon buildings and their apartments in Modify
Probability distributions for wind speed in Analyze
Filter proposals by Folder
Product update: noise from roads and railways combined
Solar panel analysis for roofs in closed beta
Instant noise included in assistive analysis, our first machine learning model in production.
Workspace selector (making it easier to navigate multiple workspaces)
Login using your existing Autodesk account (for a simpler workflow across Autodesk software)
Instant Member invite (no need to accept invitations before getting access)