3D Models Offer Project Insights

2023-06-13 10:47:06

Whether the project you are planning is a home extension or the construction of a multi-tenanted, state-of-the-art Business Park the use of 3D modelling offers impressive project insight.

What is it and where is it used?

3D architectural modelling uses specific CAD (computer-aided design) software to create artistic representations of a building’s surface from an interior and exterior view. These completed three-dimensional models offer clarity and detail of how the finished project will look with supplemental plans of specific areas.

Other industry sectors that take advantage of CAD software include product designers and furniture makers. Its popularity also continues to increase in terms of promotional and advertising purposes for a wide range of businesses.

A powerful visual tool:

It is no exaggeration to say that 3D architectural modelling has given architects the world over a revolutionary tool. It allows highly skilled architects the ideal canvas on which to sketch and define their vision of a client’s brief.

These impressively detailed design options bring a project to life by revealing interior and exterior plans that give the client a clear, detailed understanding of how the finished project will look. It also allows for plans to be broken down into individual sections or floors that can be portrayed from different angles.

A boon during presentations:

When new projects are offered or tendered it is often the case that the client needs inspiration. They are aware in the broadest of terms of what they require but need suggestions and fine detail to allow a final, informed decision to be made.

Architects offer such assistance thanks to their deep knowledge of design, artistic flair, imagination, and 3D modelling to present multi-perspective views along with clearly defined project design options.

During presentations they can emphasise important aspects of these project proposals, individual floor plans can be examined and minor elevations pointed out. These informative meetings also allow clients to pose any questions, make additional requests and accept or decline alternative suggestions offered.

From this, a final, approved project plan will be agreed upon.

Key advantages of 3D modelling:

We have already touched on some major benefits 3D modelling gives but these and other advantages are worthy of re-emphasis:

  • Clear visualisation: 3D models create a comprehensive picture of the completed project. This is highly advantageous to all concerned in the project.
  • Expedite planning and permit approval: Obtaining planning permission and being granted the required project permits is no easy feat. Local authorities require evidence that a project meets local planning regulations and that relevant permits are obtained in advance of specific work. The presentation of 3D models gives a clear, visual picture of the project from beginning to completion. This helps local authorities to quickly grasp project intentions and assess any potential environmental concerns as well as decide on permits required. Such clarity of intention allows authorities to expedite project approval and sanction project commencement.
  • Stage-by-stage analysis: As the project progresses the architect and engineering team can assess each stage. By looking at different options they can understand potential scenarios and identify any upcoming problems. These issues can then be avoided using alternative solutions.
  • All involved clearly understand: Professional tradesmen from diverse disciplines are involved in various stages of a project. The use of 3D modelling and visualisation is highly effective in ensuring all concerned are working towards a common goal.
  • Faster project completion: It is common knowledge that required project completion dates often come with demanding timescales. The clarity of requirements that 3D modelling affords helps speed up the design and planning process. It also benefits contractors and builders during the construction process as exact requirements are clearly outlined.

Highly influential – Highly detailed:

As can be seen, 3D modelling offers impressive project insight and will continue to influence and enhance architectural design services. This impressive business tool provides clear, detailed, multi-perspective views of project intention and will be appreciated by all concerned.

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