The ShapeDiver team is excited to announce that we have merged with Swarm, a Grasshopper-based app store for the design community developed by the CORE Studio team at Thornton Tomasetti.
ShapeDiver Secures Investment From Thornton Tomasetti, Merges With Swarm
While ShapeDiver started its business around eCommerce applications and Swarm was built with a focus on AEC workflows, the combined product will be flexible enough to empower parametric designers from any industry.
Combined with an investment by Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the AEC industry, this will give us a broader global footprint and provide operational enhancements to our rapidly growing platform. Together, ShapeDiver and Swarm will offer the largest and most powerful cloud-native, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for building applications based on parametric models.
> Read the full press release here.
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design services for Vessel at Hudson Yards Manhattan. Photo by Forbes Massie-Heatherwick Studio.
What Does This Mean For ShapeDiver’s Users?
In the short term, the investment will give us more resources to increase the speed of our release cycle for new features in our plugins, viewer and platform.
On a slightly larger scale, we’ll be merging the Swarm platform and apps into ShapeDiver within the first half of 2021, adding all of its unique features and capabilities to ShapeDiver and combining the strengths of both products and teams into an even more powerful, stable and useful product - both for all of our current users, and for those of Swarm.
All of your models, applications and configurators will continue to function as they do now, and we have no intention to change that. Following our roll-out of the merged ShapeDiver/Swarm product, all our users will have the opportunity to upgrade their account and benefit from our new features, but it won’t be necessary to change anything about your integration of the ShapeDiver Viewer in your application or website if you don’t want to.
We’re excited to start this new chapter in our company’s journey, and we remain committed to delivering the power of parametric modeling to everyday users, bringing a new level of innovation and speed to product design and manufacturing.
The ShapeDiver Team
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