Containerhouse.AI
This extension imports components and automates their arrangement within shipping container interiors and other spaces.
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Containerhouse.AI

Containerhouse.AI™ 1.0 uses random placements and rotations to offer potential layouts for container (and other) floor plans.

This product grew out of our experience in designing and selling customized ISO containers. Customers frequently ask how many furnishings, appliances, electrical cabinets, etc., can fit in a floor plan without crowding out the space, and this program allows users to generate hundreds--or even thousands--of potential layouts, each free of component collision/ overlap.

Cargo packing is another application; by selecting the 'random floor height' option, users can determine if a collection of boxes and crates for containerization, for instance, can be packed in such a way as to minimize the number of containers.

Interior designers will also appreciate the use of Containerhouse.AI™ to stimulate ideas and conversations with clients. The speed of computing means that a human designer could never conceive and evaluate the number of floor plans that we can generate in seconds. And by placing favorite stock furnishings and appliances in a desired import folder, drawings can be generated during the course of an in-person meeting; your client will enjoy the experience of watching the components spin around the screen, and will leave the meeting with a concept drawing in hand!

As an added bonus, we include with this extension a number of 3D ISO 20ft and 40ft container models. Feel free to use these in your projects, and send us an email if you have any ISO container questions about dimensions, volumes, etc. 

Containerhouse.AI™ 2.0 is already in development, and will integrate a learning algorithm that will move away from pure randomness to a process that offers artificially-intelligent suggestions based on what you, the user, teach the algorithm.

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Size:
22.53 MB
Version:
Containerhouse.AI (1.0.0); March 7, 2017
Price: 
$9.99
Trial Period: 
5 days
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Containerhouse has been doing the impossible with steel ISO shipping containers for over forty years. We repurpose existing containers and also fabricate buildings and structures from the ground up. In 2015 we took an interest in software containers and machine learning techniques. We were already utilizing SketchUp exclusively for the design of our steel containers, and quickly became interested in writing extensions. Our first offering is Containerhouse.AI™ 1.0, which uses random placements and rotations to offer potential layouts for container (and any other) floor plans. Version 2.0 is already in development, and will integrate a learning algorithm that will move away from pure randomness to a process that offers artificially-intelligent suggestions based on what you, the user, teach the algorithm. Stay tuned, and thank you for your interest!