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.
|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|