Store all your files in a dedicated,
on the cloud. Completely private. Save on your hardware cost. Save
on the cost of Dropbox. Save on files scattered here and there. Save
on messages regarding your projects and people fragmented in various
It is so important that your data and other matters remain with you.
It should be managed by you. So even files that go into an architects
portfolio can be managed by you. Our system helps you do that.
It is a boon if you find that some old photos of your projects and/or
outdated data are still being shown
in various external portfolio sites
Share files with only the ones you choose.
Manage permissions easily. Bring in outsiders into your private office chat system
as needed. Remove them when the project is over. Keep track of what is shared with
whom. Keep track of who is working on what file.
Keep track of the issues in your projects. Open up the issue system selectively to
your clients and consultants. Track who in the office is working on which issue in
You can outsource your work to temp staff. Our sytem
ensures that not all data is made available to them.
Just the ones on a need-to-know basis.
You are assured that when people leave the office,
critical files are not lost
Manage different file versions automatically.
No more saving final.dwg , reallyfinal.dwg, etc
Send our requests for technical information on
the SPANSPACE network we are promoting. It is free
for you. Think of this as Wikipedia for
"Time Saver Standards"
Communicate within your establishment and share files on the go with your
own private chatting system. All chat data belongs to you. It is not locked in your and your
colleagues mobiles in whatsapp.
You would also be automagically reminded of file management events happening in
your office as you chat.
Your private chat system has got a set of channels.
Receive communication from suppliers, contractors and other sales
representatives directly into the appropriate channels
We do not add any spam from our side into your inbox.
In fact, we can easily reduce the spam you may be getting.
Because, you can receive commercial communications in its
own dedicated channel on the integrated, private Chat system
As soon as we get enough architects taking these servers, we
would open up this portal for contractors, suppliers etc to
use a form here to send commercial information to you; sorted
neatly into the correct channels. Hence no spam on your emails!
...and you would get paid for each such commercial communication
Maintaining the office files, getting people to use them correctly,
getting info from suppliers, contractors,
tracking issues of the clients, private office communication
... all them are all such a headache.
ALL those headaches are solved by each one of these servers
TAD and these Architects Desktop servers
arose from a company (Syncspace) started by an architect
(Sabu Francis) He has been dilgently working on using computers for
architecture since 1989.
He won the 1991 Special JIIA award for Architectural research. He is the author
of TAD, the world's first space-based BIM software. It allows you to design right
from early stages onwards
We are very empathetic to architects lives and their way of working.
You will find that we truly understand both the subject of architecture as well as its
The cloud servers we have carefully created for architects contain all that is
needed for running any architect's office anywhere. It has both trusted open-source
software as well as software written by us, to help you in file-management, people-
management, private chatting for your organization (No more whatsapp groups)
It even has the server component of TAD Designer; which you can put into use the
moment you are comfortable with TAD (soon to be released). With TAD Designer you can
even design with fellow architects over the Internet. It is our ambition to support
an open source design movement in architecture
The Architects Desktop servers hover in the cloud. Each one is tethered
to your office. Totally private. Totally inaccessible to anyone else
Access it from anywhere, the way you need.
Communicate and share files with your team members in real time.
Access the earlier version of a file without the help of anyone
No more saving files as "final.dwg" and "reallyfinal.dwg"
The story doesn't ends here.
Consider a situation where you want
details of a particular building material for your project.
You can easily end out requests for information on the SPANSPACE
network the server is connected on.
There is no cost to architects for the SPANSPACE network.
Connect to it using your own private chat
Vendors, suppliers, contractors can
drop in their commercial literature into special channels in the
You could even chat with the vendor in real time.
And absolutely NO spam since your identity is kept secret
and only the one's you wish are allowed to communicate to you
Start your 15 day free trial now!
Indian architects can get this specialized cloud server.
We need to see your name in the Indian Council Of Architects website.
Specify your COA registration number below.
Also specify your phone number for verification (Why this condition?)
We will soon be selling these servers to architects all over the world.
If you are a non-Indian architect, we hope to reach you soon!
click on next dots below for other questions
This website will soon become a portal. Not only can architects buy
a special cloud server from here. But ancillary entities such as
contractors, suppliers, etc who are involved with the building industry
would also be interested in using this portal
That side of this portal would come up once enough architects take these
servers. The special software included in the server also contains a
networking component: Architects can send messages to each other -- like
a Wikipedia "Time Saver Standards" They can also receive commercial messages
from suppliers, contractors, vendors and other such related entities
Currently, we have found it is easy to ensure that only architects from India
can join easily. Their registration can easily be checked via the Internet
These cloud servers price points are quite low. We do not want non-architects
to use them. We will surely welcome non-Indian architects the moment we have
a simple verification process for them too
We are serious about giving back to the architect community
really affordable and sensible software and hardware.
Seriously, there is no catch.
It is cheap because very soon, this
portal would also serve supplers, contractors, vendors, builders ...
that means: other parts of the architecture industry. We have given
you a private chatting system. In that, we have set up "channels" These
vendors, suppliers etc. can send you commercial messages and brochures
to your office. We charge them per message sent (Like an SMS - this system
sends upto 4000 characters in a message). And you get 30% of the money we
make. Hence, you make money. We too then make money. It's a win-win
Currently commercial messages (oh, spam!) are flooding your emails.
Your email inbox is best for other things you do. We thought long
and hard about this
The commercial messages architects receive in the office are not really
spam. They are often inconvenient: A persistent sales-rep of some material
supplier landing up in the office again and again, with brochures. We do need
them -- but possibly not at inconvenient moments.
So when we gave you the private chat system we set up some channels so these
messages can be dropped in. They would be seen by EVERYONE having access to the
private chat of your office -- which is your office team. The contractors, suppliers
etc. are NOT told where their message goes. They just know that it has been delivered
to a targetted architect. Unless, of course, you reveal your identity to them
Under no circumstances we would introduce any advertisements into these channels. The
commercial messages mentioned here are brochures, rate-cards and such-like. You can
always block people who send incorrect messages
Strictly speaking; it is not on your DESKTOP. We named these servers "The Architect's
Desktop" as a nod towards TAD; the world's first space based BIM software.
The full form of TAD is "The Architect's Desktop" and hence we named the servers
too by that name.
Nowadays, our BIM solution is called by it short name TAD, anyway.
These servers already have the TAD Server component. We would be launching
TAD Designer soon. You can enjoy using the world's first space based BIM soon.
Data from TAD Designer would also be managed by this server
Our servers does not do ALL the things needed in your office. It handles ONLY the
server requirements of the office. Think of this as a dutiful peon standing silently
and efficiently in the corner -- handling ALL your file management requirements
and many other needs diligently. It is much cheaper too!
You would continue to work mostly the way you used to. Using your laptops, desktops etc.
With all you favorite software. The only difference is that all file storage
and communication of your office would be via such a server. So it is very easy
to adopt such a server for your office. Hardly any learning
There are NO limitations. Files of ALL kinds of software are supported
on these servers.You can continue to use existing and conventional CAD
(Computer Aided Drafting) software.
Soon we would offer TAD Designer. It is a very low cost -- yet highly
efficient space-based BIM software. Our BIM is
very different from current approaches. We understand that
you could get confused. Hence we are not thrusting that on you now.
Once you are comfortable, you can easily integrate TAD Designer
into your working too. At that point in time, would not need any other BIM.
You would need conventional drafting software such as Autodad, though
along with TAD Designer
These servers already has the TAD Server component. So adopting to
TAD Designer would be very smooth. We would launch TAD Designer very soon
as a separately sold software
If you are worried about the company going down, well firstly; that is an honest question
and we will give you an honest answer:
If ever that were to happen; even remotely, we assure you that all the customers
would be taken care of. The servers we sell to our customers are from a very large company in Germany.
You can continue to use the servers by paying that company their appropriate fees.
They would not be charging for the software we had installed in these servers
If you are asking about the software we give you in these servers. We will automagically
keep ugrading them for one year. We have over 25 years experience in complex usage of
software for architects. We assure you that none of the software will cease to exist or
fail to perform for many years. It will surely keep pace with all that is happening
We are keen to grow the community together.
Try any offer free out for 15 days.
Once you join we will give you an offer code.
Give that code to three other Indian architects.
Request them to purchase our servers.
We will then give you a credit of three months on your server
once all three becomes paid users
This launch offer is only till August 2016
Architects using our servers can release their portfolios to all the portfolio publishing sites, using simple webhooks. You are in total control of what gets published to portfolio sites. Your data remains always with you. You can switch on/off these outside publications at your control. You can make changes to the data on your own server and the same would be reflected on all those sites which is pulling the data from your own cloud server. We also provide an API (Application Programming Interface) for those geeks who want to further extend our functionality. Our servers bind all architects together into the SPANSPACE network; where the entire community would exchange data (both free and at cost). Our servers also help intelligent communication of material from suppliers, contractors, builders, etc that directly get deposited in various channels inside your private Chat system that is in your server.
Now here is the best part: We charge the suppliers, etc per message sent. Just the way SMS are charged.
You get paid 30% of that for each commercial communication received by you using this system
Some photos from the works of Architect Sabu Francis. All of them were done using TAD
If you want to take total control of this cloud server yourself, you can do so: Just pay us the handing over cost, and sign our NDA (as you would now have access to our code also). Then you can directly pay the Hosting provider and nothing to us from that point onwards.You need to have more control? Don't like the Hosting provider we have procured the machine? Much more privacy? Contact us, and we will make a special arrangment for you. For example; if you have a stable Internet connection in your own office, we can give you a cloud server sitting right inside your office itself as a physical machine. All features will still be available
Currently, these special servers would be made available to Indian architects only.
We would soon open up for architects all over the world too. Setup time: Within
6 hours of filling the form, you would get an email with all details of your server
The phone is unattended. We will call back
Support for all our offerings,
including the Architects Desktop cloud servers,
come from our central support department
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