Manage your assumptions at scale.

Giraffe connects the geometry you draw with the data you see through the concept of a Usage.

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Video Intro to Usages

Giraffe Data Model

Managing Assumptions with Usages


The data panel 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 'Usage' concept.

<aside> 💡 The data model behind Giraffe is explained in more detail here.

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Usages Guide


Usages enable you to compile a database of standards and assumptions. 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 blue.

Giraffe comes with some default usages such as Residential , Road, Basement Carpark and Annotation , and you can create your own and copy them between projects.

Usage Editor


Usages can be edited and created from the Usage Editor.

To edit assumptions click on the Edit Usages button in the top left.

<aside> 💡 If you copy geometry from one project to another, the usages will be copied too. See this example here.

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