Sunglass, a design software developer, has released a collaborative AutoCAD-like program for designers, engineers and architects to globally build digital designs. The traditionally demanding CAD program is run off of the company’s servers, while users are granted a real-time window within which they can edit, comment, augment and upload designs. Designers and engineers can create designs using their own specialized software and then quickly share their work with team members on Sunglass.
The platform hopes to compress the design review process by allowing globally located and multi-discipline teams to simultaneously review designs. The company is looking to create an API and app store to help expand the tool offerings as the 3D design market expands. Current users claim that they are saving up to 30% of their design cycle time, that was previously spent on interoperability and communications problems.
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