Software development


Waterslade has many years of experience in developing scientific and technical software. Often the problems encountered are best solved and visualised in 3D, so it is natural to work within a 3D CAD based environment. Our environment of choice is AutoCAD. Large applications can be developed, and produce results that can be directly visualised within AutoCAD. Waterslade are registered AutoCAD developers, and have close links with Autodesk, ensuring we are at the leading edge of technological progress. An example of one such application is:

Sol for AutoCAD

We have designed Sol for use by professionals in the field of Rights of Light, Daylight and Sunlight. It is a very powerful tool which allows calculations to be performed on development sites ranging in size from a simple house extension to the largest sites in the country. After constructing a 3D CAD model of the surrounding buildings, the existing buildings and the proposed development, the software performs the various analyses, allowing an instant assessment of whether infringement occurs. The software has had many man-years of development effort and is currently also used by many other leading consultants in the field.


Calculation of Rights of Light contours
Calculation of BRE Vertical Sky Component
Calculation of BRE Average Daylight Factor
Calculation of BRE Sunlight availability

Bespoke solutions

Waterslade has a strong team of software engineers who can undertake bespoke software development - please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.


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