SkyCatch Blog

3 Ways the FAA’s New UAV Regulations Will Transform How Drones do Business


This morning, FAA rulemakers released a new bill that marks a pivotal moment in the use of drones in the United States. “Part 107,” as it’s called, is a long-awaited addition to federal airspace regulations that makes it much easier and cheaper to operate drones for commercial purposes (like surveying, inspection, and filming). For the… continue reading »

New Release: Flight Direction Control


We’re excited to announce several exciting new updates today. The first is a feature called Flight Direction Control. This feature gives you the ability to set the flight direction in order to optimize for the shape of your flight area. Use Flight Direction Control to set the flight path relative to wind, terrain, and obstacles. COMMANDER… continue reading »

RISE OF THE DRONES: Skycatch Featured in AEC Magazine


Building information modeling, or “BIM” as it’s commonly known, uses 3D digital models to plan, design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM is becoming so valuable and widely adopted that governments around the world are starting to mandate that all projects be developed with BIM.  AEC Magazine’s Special Edition features Skycatch CEO Christian Sanz… continue reading »

New FAA Ruling Makes Commercial Drone Use Even Easier


The Main Takeaways: FAA is raising the max altitude standard from 200ft to 400ft Previously commercial drone registration could only be completed offline (with paper forms), but now it will happen online via https://registermyuas.faa.gov/ What has changed? First, the FAA is raising the ceiling to 400 feet on the “blanket COA” that all 333 Exemption… continue reading »

Delivering Viable Solutions Through Design Sprints @ Skycatch


I work on the Software Product team at Skycatch. We’re a small team — there are five of us and together we span product management, product design, customer success, and QA. Everyday we face tough choices about which feature to ship next, which bug to fix first and what’s next on the roadmap. We carefully… continue reading »

Discover the Power of Drones & Data


Interested in learning what really matters when it comes to drone technology and big data? Join our inaugural happy hour meetup at Skycatch HQ on January 21st at 6pm for an in-depth discussion on what’s in store for the commercial drone space in 2016. With the growing popularity and economic benefits of commercial drone use on… continue reading »

Explore Skycatch Industrial UAV Technology at Autodesk University


Once a year, over 10,000 of the world’s top design, engineering and manufacturing professionals convene at Autodesk University to unveil and explore the latest groundbreaking trends and innovations in software technology. Given our recent announcement on Autodesk’s investment in Skycatch, and our shared vision to accelerate advanced technology for the AEC industry, we are thrilled… continue reading »

Autodesk Invests in Skycatch To Evolve Construction Technology


At Skycatch, we believe in the power of collaboration. We know that powerful visions often inspire strong partnerships that lead to some of the world’s most remarkable innovations. We’re thrilled to announce a new relationship with Autodesk, a leader in design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building, and media & entertainment industries. For more… continue reading »