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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Flux – Exchange Data Between Revit, Excel, SketchUp, Grasshopper, and More (Updated)

Editor's Note #1: Originally published on December 3, 2015. Updated on February 21, 2017 to reflected updated information on the product website.

Editor's Note #2: FLUX was the first startup to spin out of the semi-secret Google X lab. 

From the Flux website:

Design Tools & Teams Working Together

Flux is a data exchange and collaboration platform for designing the buildings and cities of tomorrow

Data. Not files.™

Flux plugins send and receive data seamlessly between your existing design tools

Plugins are available for SketchUp, Excel, Revit, AutoCAD,
Grasshopper, Dynamo and 3DS Max

Connect your design tools

Choose the best tools for the task, without worrying about file transfers. Flux works by connecting data, not files, so your design preserves integrity and fidelity across different applications.

“Flux makes transferring data between applications seamless, which lets us focus on design using the right tool for the right task.” - Chang-Yeon Cho, Gensler

Excel to Rhino facade workflow

View and share geometry online

Liberate your design with 3D geometry in the browser. Get immediate feedback from colleagues and stakeholders by sharing live and interactive visualizations via URL.

“Now everyone on my team can view project geometry directly on the web, without needing to install and learn Rhino or Revit.” - Gui Talarico, WeWork

View 3D models from anywhere

Accelerate design iterations

Explore faster and deeper by eliminating the barriers between design exploration and validation. Integrate schematics from Rhino and SketchUp with data from Excel or Revit.

“Normally small changes require a deep Revit rebuild. By driving our geometry from Flux we can rapidly prototype new ideas and get more out of each design study.” - Jeremy Luebker, Perkins+Will

Explore designs in SketchUp and Revit

Collaborate across disciplines

Respond to changing requirements by coordinating project data in the cloud. Push and pull data across your design team, with access controls and notifications.

“Right out the box, Flux lets us build simple multi-author workflows that help our project teams focus on designing buildings instead of hacking software.” - Neil Thelen, Thelen Design Group

Stay in sync across multiple workflows

Leverage computation in the cloud

Bring parametric design to all your tools with computation in the cloud. Our Flow environment puts visual programming on the web, powering data transformations and validation on the fly.

“Being able to run custom logic in the Flow has made Flux more universally accessible to our designers, allowing us to exchange model data at a much larger scale and increase our ROI.” - Brian Ringley, Woods Bagot

Reflected sunlight analysis powered by the Flow

Flux pricing plans



There's more information available on the Flux website.

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