Manage your assumptions at scale.
Giraffe connects the geometry you draw with the data you see through the concept of a Usage.
🦒In App Guide
List of Feature Properties
The data panel (including Urban Calculations and Analytics) shows the numbers your design produces. Those numbers are dictated by size of the buildings you've drawn, and the assumptions on how those buildings work (dwelling sizes, efficiencies etc.)
Giraffe organizes those assumptions with the 'Usage' concept.
<aside> 💡 The data model behind Giraffe is explained in more detail here.
Usages enable you to compile a database of standards and assumptions, composed of Properties . This allows your team to apply the same data to multiple geometries within a project - from giving all the residential buildings the same
buildCost to making all annotations
Giraffe comes with some default usages such as
Basement Carpark and
Annotation , and you can create your own and copy them between projects.
Usages can be edited and created from the Usage Editor.
To edit assumptions click on the Edit Usages button on the right hand side.
The Usage Editor UI has the following sections:
To change which Usage you're working on, click on the dropdown.
Edit the existing properties to match your company’s or project’s assumptions and graphics preferences.
Add more Properties by clicking “Add Property”
<aside> 💡 Note the efficiency and sell efficiency drive the GFA and the FSR, as well as the NSA in the data panel.