Computers are Hard

Computers are hard - I am quickly reminded of this whenever I have to help one of my parents troubleshoot a computer problem. “Gosh, mom, learn how to use a computer!” I usually think to myself. Yet, even for me, I’m sometimes left scratching my head at finding a solution for getting a printer back … Continue reading Computers are Hard

PRODUCT RELEASE! Conveyor Tools for Rhino to Revit Workflows

This year marks 5 years in business for Proving Ground. As a consulting services company, we have worked with businesses and project teams to create custom tools for solving some of the most challenging workflow problems. Central to many of these solutions has been our Conveyor tools. Conveyor is a geometry and data management plugin … Continue reading PRODUCT RELEASE! Conveyor Tools for Rhino to Revit Workflows

Free Generative Design – A brief overview of tools created by the Grasshopper community

It is no secret that we’ve been critical of the recent framing of “generative design” as a technological trend largely driven by product marketing. We’ve instigated lively Twitter debates, a full-length podcast discussion, and critical positioning papers. “Generative” is a term that carries some important historic context in the domains of computer science, art, and … Continue reading Free Generative Design – A brief overview of tools created by the Grasshopper community

AEC Tech 2019 – Conduit and Power BI Examples

Last week at AEC Tech 2019,  Kristen Schulte and Steve Sanda led an 4-hour masterclass on data visualization techniques with our open source Conduit plugin for Grasshopper and Microsoft Power BI. They covered a variety of use cases for making interactive dashboards with building data and parametric models. We are pleased to freely publish these workshop examples … Continue reading AEC Tech 2019 – Conduit and Power BI Examples