About the name
TAD (The Architects Desktop), the world's first space based BIM was born in 1989.
The name was chosen
because, the author (Sabu Francis) firmly believed that an architect
need to have his "desktop" that contains all the tools to carry out
all his/her works
Somewhere in the late nineties/early 2000 the software giant, Autodesk
came up with an add-on to Autocad which they named "architectural desktop"
(i.e. without the "the"; and the word architectural instead of
architects) We believe it was not a separate software but
required Autocad for it to work
Please note that we have no association or any arrangement with Autodesk.
Our BIM software is nowadays popularly known as TAD. This website alludes
to that software and also has the server component of that BIM; without the
designing application (which works only on your computer locally) This
site is for the SERVERS that prepare you to receive TAD in its totality
At the same time, these servers do manage ALL files that any architect
may use -- including Autocad; with or without their various plugins and
add-ons. Including what they call as architectural desktop :-)