The new Drawing Tools 2.0 offer Archistar users even more flexibility to customise building designs at speed
SYDNEY, 23rd MARCH 2021: Property intelligence platform Archistar has unveiled its new and improved drawing software, Drawing Tools 2.0, featuring a new building library feature, which allows architects to drag and drop commonly used building designs.
Meanwhile the platform’s environmental analysis will establish solar accessibility, overshadowing and cross-ventilation options instantly. The new capability will mean increased transparency on how neighbouring buildings are affected, potentially increasing the overall livability of neighbourhoods.
“We’re proud to be unveiling our latest drawing tools, after consulting extensively with our customers,” said Archistar Founder & CEO Dr Benjamin Coorey.
“We’ve made sure to put speed, detail and control at your fingertips when you use our increasingly flexible generative design engine.”
The tool allows architects and property developers even more flexibility to customise building designs and run scenarios on different sites, meaning users can see live updates to the building analytics and instantly know what the impact will be on its optimal unit mix. Users can edit end styles, adjust building heights and remove or split a building into multiple buildings using the tool.
The launch of Drawing Tools 2.0 comes after Archistar launched its new features, Archistar Homes and the first version of drawing tools late last year, to help industry professionals quickly test, explore and assess the feasibility of their designs.
The platform, which is used by agents, developers, architects, government planners and homeowners nationwide, is a leader in generative design techniques. It currently has the most comprehensive planning rule database in Australia and enables developers to instantly determine the development potential of any block of land.
Archistar is used by major players in the property industry, including Stockland, NSW Government, Ray White, JLL, Cushman and Wakefield, LJ Hooker, Century 21, Raine & Horne, and LEFTA.
Steve Chandler, CEO and Founder at property development consultancy LEFTA, said the improved drawing tool would save thousands in due diligence costs, while cutting down feasibility tests on different sites down to hours, rather than days.
“We often look at 100 properties to find the right one to develop, so ruling unworkable sites is an important time saver,” Mr Chandler said.
“The improved drawing tool will make it easier to assess the feasibility of a design rapidly.”
Through technology and Artificial Intelligence, Archistar is helping property professionals drastically reduce the time and risk that is inherent in the property development process.
Founded by brothers Dr. Benjamin Coorey and Robert Coorey, Archistar is the world’s leading Generative Design platform for the Property Industry. The Australian property platform combines architectural design with artificial intelligence to inform decision-making in property and is used by agents, developers, architects, government planners and homeowners nationwide.