Tilbury Douglas launches new digital design platform


Tilbury Douglas and Unity have launched a new digital design platform known as “Connect Configurator” to create concept designs more efficiently

A new digital design platform has been launched by Tilbury Douglas and Unity for smarter and more efficient creation of concept designs using approved standard layouts.

Connect Configurator, a web-based application, can design entire buildings by placing individual parts. These individual rooms include construction elements.

The Connect configurator allows customers to be better informed earlier in the design process

Using pre-made models and the latest 3D technology, Connect Configurator allows more details and information to be created earlier in the project.

This enables customers to make informed, data-driven decisions based on direct cost, carbon and time estimates provided by the configurator during building design.

As the Connect Configurator provides editable RIBA Level 3 building layouts, it is also able to reduce rework typically seen in the development of detailed designs, streamlining the design process and significantly reducing design time.

Connect and build skills on a central digital design platform

Dave Rhodes, Senior Vice President of Digital Twins at Unity, said, “This collaboration with Tilbury Douglas will help open up construction design to a host of brand-new users, those in government agencies, architects and engineers, who envision, assess, and analyze what certain changes will look like in a city and how those changes may meet the needs of future generations,”

“As we all know, there has been a major shift not only in the global job market, but also in the way we work. Therefore, connecting people with the new skills needed for future jobs is more important than ever. »

Mark Buckle, Technical Director at Tilbury Douglas, commented: “Working with a pioneering digital expert like Unity, we have developed a platform that demystifies construction design for those unfamiliar with construction drawings. The technology uses a centrally managed, web-based common object library for platform construction, materials, and parts. This means that the system can create and export the basis of a digital twin with all data embedded, which is not tied to any specific design software.

“Ultimately, the Configurator is just one part of our Connect digital strategy, and our investment in platform design sets the stage for the delivery of the digital twin, which will launch in early 2023.”


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