ShapeDriver and Swarm, two cloud-based software providers, have announced plans to merge and become the largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for accessing and sharing parametric designs.
ShapeDriver offers a robust and scalable cloud infrastructure for hosting, managing and sharing parametric 3D files to enhance product design and mass customizations for firms in a variety of industries.
“Parametric models are an extremely powerful tool in many industries, and our platform helps our customers interact with their models easily, without special software or specific technical knowledge. It opens up the world of parametric modeling to everyone, bringing a new level of innovation and speed to product design and manufacturing,” said Mathias Höbinger, co-founder of ShapeDiver.
Swarm was launched within the TTWiiN accelerator in 2018 to give architects and engineers the ability to share and control complex parametric models without requiring specific expertise.
“Our clients value the ability to expand their design options with parametric modeling. In addition to greater creativity and flexibility, parametric models enable them to immediately translate their work into solutions and accelerate their manufacturing timeline,” said Ezequiel Lopez, principal of ShapeDiver. “Our merger with Swarm will help us expand and bring these tools to more users in the AEC world.”