Sharing your vision with others has always been an important part of the architectural process. Teams need to be able to easily work together to create complex projects. Your clients need to be able to visualize the final product to become invested. Architects and designers are no strangers to pushing the boundaries of innovation and design, but the current changes in the business world have everyone scrambling to master virtual collaboration. Let’s take a look at some of the best tips for collaborating virtually this year.


Many issues can be solved by simply taking the time to communicate clearly. How many times in a day do you send emails back and forth to do simple tasks, when one well-crafted message would do? How many times do we need to send multiple emails because the link to a document didn’t work, or someone doesn’t understand how to access it? One easy way to tackle effective communication is to imagine you are the person receiving your email. What would you need to know? What questions might you ask? Another way to ease communication is by sending a plan, chart, or another type of rendering to better convey your message.

Find the Right Tools

Virtual collaboration should make your life easier and getting to that point is often about finding the right tools. North America was the highest revenue contributor of the visualization and rendering market and accounted for nearly 38% of the overall market, as per a report by GM Insights. There are currently many products to choose from on the market and some of them are great, but all seem to have their limitations. In particular, there are issues with easily being able to share and collaborate with team members and clients.

ALY, a promising newcomer to enter the 3D product visualization services market, is poised to fill this gap. ALY is an innovative rendering platform that is slated for release later in 2021. However, you can be one of the first to experience the product by checking out ALY’s demo on their website. ALY isn’t meant to replace your current software, but to make it easier to use and share. It is an architectural design platform that connects to your existing cloud storage provider, allowing you to upload your files and create instant renderings. These renderings can be easily shared with clients or team members with the click of a unique link created by ALY. It also allows you to make design edits in real-time, meaning your team can work together from anywhere on any device.

Master virtual collaboration in 2021 with ALY. Learn more about how ALY can make your projects easier and more efficient by contacting the ALY team or checking out their website for more information.