MetricMonkey

MetricMonkey enables architects, urban designers and property developers to evaluate the feasibility of designs in real-time via an interactive dashboard. MetricMonkey focuses on augmenting, rather than replacing human capabilities so that the designer is always in control.

Make informed decision quicker

It’s called MetricMonkey for a reason! Receive real-time feedback on your design so that you can make informed decisions. From areas to ratios, we’ve got you covered.

Test ideas quickly

Draw the building footprint and define the maximum building height or number of storeys and let MetricMonkey do the rest. MetricMonkey will extrude your footprint to the correct height, join together individual massings, and generate floorplates.

Design without constraints

Don’t be constrained to simple extrusions. Use the toolbox to create custom buildings. You can even reference into MetricMonkey your own Rhino model or Grasshopper definition – the perfect combination of automation and customisation.

Generate mixed-use developments

Use functions to explore mixed-use buildings and developments. Adding new functions is easy, and switching between functions is even easier. MetricMonkey takes care of everything else, such as colour and floor-to-floor heights, so you don’t have to.

Integrate GIS datasets

Contextualise your design by importing geo-referenced datasets. Visualise planning overlays and 2D and 3D context information including cadastre, road centrelines and suburb outlines. Datasets supplied separately.

FAQ

What is the difference between a hardware-locked licence and a floating licence?

Hardware-locked licensing "locks" the software to a particular computer. This method means that for each license, you can only use MetricMonkey on a single computer. Floating licences, on the other hand, borrows a licence from a "pool" of licences. This method means that anyone in your organisation can use MetricMonkey as long as a license is available. Once a user closes MetricMonkey, the license is returned into the "pool" so that other users can use it.

Will I receive free updates with my subscription?

Yes. We're continually updating MetricMonkey with new features and enhanced functionality. Each time we release something new, you'll get an update notification.

Can MetricMonkey run on Rhino for Mac?

No. MetricMonkey is built upon Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) which only runs on Windows.

Does MetricMonkey run on Rhino 5?

MetricMonkey has been developed with Rhino 6 SR 25. We do not support previous versions on Rhino.

From Our Blog...

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MetricMonkey update

Back in May last year, we released a preview of MetricMonkey, our feasibility analysis software, which enables architects, urban designers and property developers to evaluate designs in real-time via an interactive dashboard. Since then, we’ve been busy developing MetricMonkey to incorporate much of the initial user feedback we received. Here is a preview of some of the new features. Mixed-use functionality We don’t live in the 1960s anymore and no longer is it best practice to have single-use zoning. That’s why we’ve incorporated mixed-use functionality. Switching from one function to another is… Read More

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Parametric Monkey announces preview of new feasibility software

I am pleased to announce the preview of MetricMonkey, Parametric Monkey’s feasibility software. The software enables architects, urban designers and property developers to evaluate designs in real-time via an interactive dashboard. MetricMonkey focuses on augmenting, rather than replacing human capabilities so that the designer is always in control. Democratising knowledge Over the past decade or so, designers have become increasingly aware of the enormous value that computational design offers. Yet despite its advantages, many designers have struggled to embed computational design into their design processes. Our experience suggests that this condition is… Read More