A look back on all the Spacemaker releases of 2022

Spacemaker Team
Spacemaker Team December 12, 2022 3 min read
Spacemaker - 2022 Wrapped

It’s that time of year again, where many of our team start to wind down for a well-deserved winter break. One of the great benefits of being a cloud-based product is that we release updates and new features as-and-when they are ready. This isn’t just nice for our product team, who can enjoy seeing the fruits of their labor as soon as they are finished on a project, but it’s also greatly beneficial to our customers, who always have access to the most up-to-date version of Spacemaker.

However, with so many tweaks and improvements, it can sometimes be challenging to keep track of all that’s happened over the past 12 months. So, every December we make a list of all our releases, no matter how big or small.  Check out the list at the bottom of the blog – we’d love to hear what your favorite 2022 update was in our forum! Here are a couple of ours:

Doubling down on sustainability

We’ve long held the view that Spacemaker, even in its earliest days, is a tool for sustainability. By using data and insight to make better decisions right at the beginning of the planning process you reduce the risk that you will need to implement expensive and inefficient fixes at a later point. Moreover, by ensuring that the buildings we create balance quality and density, we can create sites that have a longer lifespan. In 2021, we went further, and started building out features that provided insight on various sustainability factors. Namely, our microclimate analysis – which can help mitigate urban heat islands.

In 2022, we have committed further to ensuring that architects can work towards sustainable outcomes right at the beginning of the planning process. In addition to releasing various improvements to our microclimate analysis, we launched our solar panel analysis, where you can assess rooftop energy potential as you design. Furthermore, we released our rapid operational energy analysis in beta in October, helping our users understand the potential operational energy of their buildings. See a breakdown of all our sustainability analyses here.

Rapid analysis

To truly achieve outcome-driven design, you need access to data while you are designing . All our analyses provide fast results, usually in a matter of minutes. But we wanted to push ourselves further – using machine learning to deliver insights in real-time. We now have rapid analyses for area, sun, noise, wind, and operational energy – creating a seamless workflow that melds insight and design.

2023, here we come!

What about next year? Well, we can’t say too much, but we have A LOT of exciting things in the works. Users can expect some significant improvements focusing on a number of areas such as collaboration, workflows and interoperability. We know that many of our customers are already finding huge value in using Spacemaker, and we can’t wait to see this increase further in 2023. In the meantime, we wish everyone a happy holiday and a great end to the year.

2022 Feature releases (newest to oldest)

New, improved microclimate analysis

Draw polygon buildings with higher precision

Enhancements to the interoperability between Spacemaker and Revit

New rapid operational energy analysis now available in Design

New project access: Invite members from within specific projects

Set parking targets for your project

Introducing the Navigator tab in the sidebar

Sight lines support in the view analyses

New rapid wind analysis now available in Design

Ensure project confidentiality with Invite-Only

New design of the rapid analyses section

Create multi-story units with “Joined units”

Navigation update in Analyze: Volume/Unit toggle is removed

Released our new Revit add-in is available for everyone in beta!

Launched Solar panel analysis in beta!

Line buildings automatically placed on top of polygon buildings

Efficiency factors in Compare

Input fields for area metrics in library

UK area metrics

Selection and highlighting from key figures in analyze

US area metrics

Honorable mentions (non-product):

Launched our new community forum!

New onboarding: Learning the Spacemaker essentials via the help panel

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