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 **A bit of history** **A bit of history**
  
-TAD emerged in 1989 from India, and has continued to be an essential part of the evolution of CAD. It is  one of the very few Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications that has seen continual use since 1989. It is possibly one of the oldest, if not //the// oldest BIM software in the world today; albeit, it was used in a small number of architects'​ offices in India. We have now taken up the task of promoting it widely.+TAD emerged in 1989 from India, and has continued to be an essential part of the evolution of CAD. It is  one of the very few Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications that has seen continual use since 1989. It is possibly one of the oldest, if not //the// oldest BIM software in the world today; albeit, it was used in a small number of architects'​ offices in India. We have now taken up the task of promoting it widely. ​ 
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 +There was a soft launch in India on Jan 26, 2017  (our republic day) but we never had budget for marketing. Whatever information you got on TAD on the Internet is solely due to others promoting it (//We are grateful of course//​) ​
  
 Some more interesting background on TAD is here: http://​sf.sabufrancis.com/​2013/​02/​the-story-of-tad.html Some more interesting background on TAD is here: http://​sf.sabufrancis.com/​2013/​02/​the-story-of-tad.html
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 TAD  assists in designing right from early-stage of designing onward. It helps you arrive at final designs from hazy early design concepts. It is possibly the only BIM software that starts out by arranging //spaces// in a design. TAD  assists in designing right from early-stage of designing onward. It helps you arrive at final designs from hazy early design concepts. It is possibly the only BIM software that starts out by arranging //spaces// in a design.
  
-Besides offering extensive analysis capabilities,​ TAD also facilitates the programming of such objective analysis routines. ​+If you want to jump ahead: **Here are some important, nay, //​[[critical linguistic concepts]]//​ that TAD preserves** That by itself, is a very powerful reason why this project must exist and thrive. 
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 +Besides offering extensive analysis capabilities,​ TAD also facilitates the programming of such objective analysis routines.  You can script them inside TAD. We are in the process of giving an online IDE for such scripting. ​  
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 +These scripts (we call them //probes// or //addons// or //​extensions//​) help architects to be directed in the correct direction and streamline their design process. Probes work extremely fast. They can also be written quite easily, each probe serving one or a few set of specific outcomes. We are hopeful that soon a vast set of such analytics would be available for architects all over the world.
  
-These routines ​(we call them //probes// or //addons// or //​extensions//​help architects to be directed in the correct direction ​and streamline their design process. Probes work extremely ​fast. They can also be written quite easily, each probe serving one or a few set of specific outcomesWe are hopeful that soon a vast set of such analytics would be available for architects all over the world.+The scripting language is called ARDELA ​(ARchitectural DEsign LAnguage) and it is extremely ​easyIt is based on the AI language; Prolog.
  
 **TAD as //The Architect'​s Desktop//** **TAD as //The Architect'​s Desktop//**
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 TAD (The Architect'​s Desktop), technically speaking, is a //​platform//​. It has many components. One major use of the TAD platform is of course to help design better architecture using //TAD Designer/​Lite//​ TAD (The Architect'​s Desktop), technically speaking, is a //​platform//​. It has many components. One major use of the TAD platform is of course to help design better architecture using //TAD Designer/​Lite//​
  
-Another component in the same platform can then be also used to make applications (aka "​probes",​ or "​addons"​ or "​extensions"​) that use the same architectural data for various usages. ​Yet another would handle file-management,​ version controletc+Another component in the same platform can then be also used to make applications (scripted in ARDELA) that use the same architectural data for various usages. ​ Even virtual architecturebut let me not confuse now.
  
 We are still a bit away from the entire TAD and this documentation currently concentrates on the designing component inside TAD. We are still a bit away from the entire TAD and this documentation currently concentrates on the designing component inside TAD.

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