Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing and installation

We are listening to our users to ensure success

How do I register?

Simply visit the Digital Blue Foam sign in page. Depending on your needs you can register for differ account types. 

Click here to find out more.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Please contact us directly if there is anything you are not happy with and we will do our best to address your concerns. If you are still not happy we will give you a full refund.

How long does it take to learn Digital Blue Foam?

By designing the best user experience, you can get started with Digital Blue Foam in minutes. To learn about our advanced features, we have created a fully-loaded resource center , and video tutorials.

How do you work in the Enterprise account?

We typically start with an interview style meeting from where both parties learn to scope out the pilot project and deliverables. During the pilot project there will be weekly meetings on requirements and progress. During the pilot project we will create multiple prototypes. We sometimes do a competition with everyone in the organisation to try the tool and come up with a design.  A pilot project typically runs for 2-3 months and during the last phase we make proposals with our customers for the enterprise account. 

We prioritise custom development using agile methodology to maximize value we deliver to the organizations we work with in a transparent manner. 

Contact us

We love what you guys do! Can we have tailored solutions for our organization?

Absolutely! We work with several large organizations to make customized versions of our software to optimize customer relations and project deliverables. With our clients we also work on custom data from their past projects or simply on specific typologies and efficiencies.

Contact us

How many projects can I work on?

Regardless of your account type there is no limit on how many projects you can save at a given time.

I'm a Mac user. Can I use your tool?

Yes we do not discriminate or delay other platforms. As long as you use Chrome you can use our online service. We are working to optimize Digital Blue Foam for IPad and other tablet devices to take advantage of the stylus and touch screen.

What are the performance requirements of my computer?

You can use any reasonable laptop and will be able to create your own design in minutes. Digital Blue Foam is currently optimized for the chrome browser. For large scale urban projects, we recommend using a desktop computer.

Do I need to download anything?

Digital Blue Foam is web-based. This means you do not need to fuss about installations or updates to get started. Our interface runs best on Chrome.

Learn how to get started with DBF


Features

We are listening our user to success !

Are you trying to replace designers?

Digital Blue Foam is developed by architects for architects. We know how much time it can take to create the context and gather all information for a site, let alone draw a few massing studies and create excel sheets for each of them. 

We assist our customers to efficiently and effectively start and communicate early stage project development within their team and with their clients. (Think Jarvis for architects). 

How can I set requirements for Covid-19 planning of interior spaces?

We have developed a covid space planner tool and we currently are working with clients on specific projects. If you have any inquiries and like to get in touch to learn more we would be happy to assist you further.

What scale of project is Digital Blue Foam suited for?

Small? Medium? Large? Extra-Large? Digital Blue Foam does it all. To find out more, check out our user-achievements. 

How does Digital Blue Foam analyze sustainability?

We provide, precise and up-to-date, wind analysis and solar studies for any given site location and time period. 


Solar studies involve shadow and radiation analysis, and dynamic daylight metrics like Daylight Autonomy (DA) and Spatial Daylight Autonomy (sDA). You can focus on comparing sustainability of different design options and creating value for your clients, without worrying about any setup requirements.


How are you using Machine Learning?

We employ a variety of Machine Learning techniques within our platform. For example, we have trained Machine Learning Models to compute daylight autonomy for a design.  To find out more, check out our medium page. Our team frequently, posts and shares about our current research and development.

Where do you get your data?

All Data is retrieved and prepared from a wide variety of data-sets which we present in a 3D environment for our  customers. Data sets can vary from country to country as we bring together the best and most suitable for everyone using our service.
Learn more about our data sources

Why are the targets not met by your tool?

Digital Blue Foam’s proprietary generative AI was created to be extremely fast and precise.  However, it is still possible to input targets that conflict and are impossible to match. For example, you could enter a low maximum height, and extremely high total floor area. But, this is no problem. Our user-interface gently alerts you when there is a conflict.  


However,  there are situations where you might ask the system for conflicting objectives. For example, you could input a very high number for built area and at the same time input a maximum height limitation of 3 or 4 stories. In this case one of the targets will not be met as they stand in conflict with each other. The system will provide a trade of solution and let you know with a gentle alert that your objectives are conflicting


How does the Generate Function work?

The generate button takes in large amounts of data and from there starts to create options on the location you have selected using our tool. We assist you to produce building designs based on your input and create a range of options that you can easily compare using our compare overview page. The generate function takes into account your targets and design guidelines, and generates solutions using our proprietary algorithms.

How accurate is the Data?

All our data is geolocated and relates directly to your site and building or urban district. We overlay a range of  different data sets so our customers don’t need to worry about bringing in data such as climate and context, everything is available right at your fingertips. We also highlight the source of our data in the asset manager. If you wish to work with your own datasets, drag and drop them into the tool easily.

Learn more about our data sources


Can I request a new feature?

Absolutely, Digital Blue Foam exists for its customers so we welcome all feedback and ideas. You can drop us a line via the form below and we will get back to you.

You can also check our DBF Community, to give feedback and request features. We do our best to respond to all feedback and requests through frequent updates.

Sign up for our webinar here. 

How much time does Digital Blue Foam save?

A recent survey of our current customers shows savings of at least 1 week on a 2-3 week project duration. This is a typical feasibility study for the majority of customers, more gains can be made in terms of saving time by creating a range of options. Downloading data such as complete excel sheets and IFC files is assisting our customers further to save time and allow them to focus more on the design to create quality.

Workflows

We are listening our user to success !

How do I register?

Simply visit the Digital Blue Foam sign in page. Depending on your needs you can register for differ account types. 

Click here to find out more.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Please contact us directly if there is anything you are not happy with and we will do our best to address your concerns. If you are still not happy we will give you a full refund.

How long does it take to learn Digital Blue Foam?

By designing the best user experience, you can get started with Digital Blue Foam in minutes. To learn about our advanced features, we have created a fully-loaded resource center , and video tutorials.

How do you work in the Enterprise account?

We typically start with an interview style meeting from where both parties learn to scope out the pilot project and deliverables. During the pilot project there will be weekly meetings on requirements and progress. During the pilot project we will create multiple prototypes. We sometimes do a competition with everyone in the organisation to try the tool and come up with a design.  A pilot project typically runs for 2-3 months and during the last phase we make proposals with our customers for the enterprise account. 

We prioritise custom development using agile methodology to maximize value we deliver to the organizations we work with in a transparent manner. 

Contact us

We love what you guys do! Can we have tailored solutions for our organization?

Absolutely! We work with several large organizations to make customized versions of our software to optimize customer relations and project deliverables. With our clients we also work on custom data from their past projects or simply on specific typologies and efficiencies.

Contact us

How many projects can I work on?

Regardless of your account type there is no limit on how many projects you can save at a given time.

I'm a Mac user. Can I use your tool?

Yes we do not discriminate or delay other platforms. As long as you use Chrome you can use our online service. We are working to optimize Digital Blue Foam for IPad and other tablet devices to take advantage of the stylus and touch screen.

What are the performance requirements of my computer?

You can use any reasonable laptop and will be able to create your own design in minutes. Digital Blue Foam is currently optimized for the chrome browser. For large scale urban projects, we recommend using a desktop computer.

Do I need to download anything?

Digital Blue Foam is web-based. This means you do not need to fuss about installations or updates to get started. Our interface runs best on Chrome.

Learn how to get started with DBF


Testimonials from AEC industry

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Amir Keshavarz

The most beneficial option of DBF is dynamic, easy to use, and online base. Also, the most valuable aspect of working with DBF is the team spirit, which strengthens our partnership.

Amir Keshavarz
Chapter Lead, Iran
Site planning

“Digital Blue Foam is the best feasibility study sofwtare.”

Marvin McKinney
Home Seller, USA
4.9 from 5.0
Amir Keshavarz

The most beneficial option of DBF is dynamic, easy to use, and online base. Also, the most valuable aspect of working with DBF is the team spirit, which strengthens our partnership.

Amir Keshavarz
Chapter Lead, Iran
Site planning
Ricardo Escobedo

The interface of Digital Blue Foam is fantastic. It is really user-friendly and super dynamic. The fact that DBF talks directly with Revit, Archicad and Rhino, also makes it time efficient and very powerful when it comes to coordination.

Ricardo Escobedo
BIM Manager, Melbourne
Luca Giaramidaro

Digital Blue Foam team has done a tremendous job in creating a user-friendly intuitive tool that is quick and approachable.

Luca Giaramidaro
Senior Associate, San Francisco
Anas Ayoub

Digital Blue Foam takes you into the future with these real-time analysis features. DBF is has great potential to make this tool an industry standard.

Anas Ayoub
BIM Design Manager, Dubai
Hani Asfour

Digital Blue Foam shifts the tasks of the architect from number crunching to finding solutions through design quality.

Hani Asfour
Head of University - Dubai
Jie Zhang

Digital Blue Foam's beautiful and intuitive interface clearly sets itself apart from the competition.

Jie Zhang
General Manager, Shanghai
Mirko Daneluzzo

Digital Blue Foam is sketching with real-time information. It enables a dialogue between man and machine where each brings their natural strength to the design process.

Mirko Daneluzzo
Founder and Chief Design Officer, Italy
Bálint Kádár

Students who are familiar with Digital Blue Foam will have a faster learning curve and will be more prepared for future design technologies.

Bálint Kádár
Associate Professor, Budapest
Academic
Shouichi Senda

Digital Blue Foam is the best feasibility software.

Shouichi Senda
Senior Manager, Tokyo
Site planning
 Naomi Hébert

Digital Blue Foam is the blue foam cutter of the 21st century. We finally have a tool adapted to our times.

Naomi Hébert
Partner, Netherlands
Building design