The Future is 3D CAD Modeling and BIM

When it comes to potential new buildings, there are a lot of considerations to be made, causing it to become a long and painful process filled with multiple designs and chases for approval – after all, you can’t just place a building anywhere you wish!

Traditionally blueprints of a building are drawn up in 2D with annotations, but technology is moving fast and there are now newer ways to see how a will be structured before construction even gets the go ahead.

Computer Generated Images (CGI) can bring these 2D documentations to life. We see the world in 3D and so naturally respond better to other 3D projections. In the case of presenting designs to those who aren’t experts, a blueprint in 2D can be difficult to understand in real terms, whereas a model that can be seen or touched gages better response. A 3D image will give this same sense of understanding scale and dimension.

Using photography from satellite and public cameras, and location data from ordinance survey maps, there is enough information available to superimpose a proposed building into an area, giving a very clear imagining of how a building could look and how it can fit into an area.

In fact, with the rise of Building Information Modeling – which is an extension of 3D augmentation including lighting and spatial dimensions – 3D modeling should be an absolute basic in terms of architecture. They go hand in hand together to complete a complete perspective on proposed projects in early stages.

This can be hugely beneficial due to how many people will need to approve large scale plans such as these. They can be incredibly helpful for the likes of Town Planner, Architects and Developers and can trigger feedback and amendments in the earlier stages of development potentially saving a lot of time and money than if the changes were requested at a later stage.

Through 3D CAD modeling, communication is improved through design and documentation, and can be beneficial from the architect building a new hospital to a homeowner looking to splash out on an extension.

This article is written by The Technics Group, specialists in land surveying and Building Information Modelling with over 20 years of experience in the field.

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