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ShapeDiver and Swarm Collaborate to Offer Influential Cloud-Based Platform

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 17, 2020
Mathias Höbinger, CEO

Mathias Höbinger, CEO

ShapeDiver and Swarm are merging to offer the largest and most influential cloud-native, Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for customizing workflows.

FREMONT, CA: Technology companies ShapeDiver and Swarm have announced their plans to merge. Both ShapeDiver and Swarm will provide the largest and most influential cloud-native, Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for customizing workflows and increasing the speed of the design and manufacturing of various products and buildings worldwide. As an outcome of the merger, ShapeDiver, founded in Austria in 2017, is now a US Delaware corporation. However, the terms of the agreement, which consists of direct investment by Thornton Tomasetti, were not revealed.

According to Mathias Hobinger, Co-Founder of ShapeDiver, "Parametric models are an extremely powerful tool in many industries, and our platform helps our customers interact with their models easily, without special software or specific technical knowledge. It opens up the world of parametric modeling to everyone, bringing a new level of innovation and speed to product design and manufacturing.This merger of two industry technology leaders with complementary end markets gives us a broader global footprint as well as operational enhancements to a rapidly growing platform."

Moreover, ShapeDiver will provide a scalable and robust cloud infrastructure that can host, manage, and share parametric 3D files (Grasshopper files). It has also been utilized to improving product design and mass customization by several companies around the world. It has also been used in various industries like automotive, transportation, apparel, jewelry, footwear, furniture, medical devices, 3D-printing, and urban design.

The Chief Technology Officer at Thornton Tomasetti, Robert Otani, said, "We are dedicated to driving innovation in the AEC world, and with the development of Swarm, we are able to deliver the power of parametric modeling to everyday users. Designers can access important information in minutes rather than days or weeks. Together with ShapeDiver, we will be able to serve more customers around the world and create new product features for our clients within this robust and proven platform."