3D modelling has been around for quite some time in the industry, but the technology has not been utilized effectively especially when it competes with its own 2D AutoCAD counterpart. However, BIM says otherwise. For the process to be fully brought to life, it needs to have a 3D-modelling based software which could cater efficiently to all industry players on all phases of the building project life cycle. So far, there has been a positive reception and this clearly explains what drives the unexplainable growth of 3D modelling in the AEC industry.
Here’s what you could take away on 3D modelling, from some of the notable industry experts in AEC:
It’s not uncommon to see that architects are always in a state of iterative process, as client demands can change from schematic down to design development phases. Even in extreme cases where construction commences, clients can change their decision last-minute on a certain aspect, zone or space of the building project – causing a ripple effect on the critical path item of your building project.
3D modelling delivers such solution for these last-minute iterations, as visualizations can early on provide a clear client-architect communication – purging all the language barriers from the technical jargons in the form of a visual aid. Even for prospective building owners, 3D modelling seals the deal on client-buy in with the help of marketing visualizations.
When compared from architecture: engineering is a different discipline, with a different workflow. Engineers on all sub-disciplines from mechanical, electrical and plumbing might have specific variable components to work on, but all can attest to how 3D modelling serves as a better baseline tool for understanding the interconnectivity of building systems. As MEP engineers working on local to global scale with your building projects, 3D modelling has proven to be a time-saving and cost-effective asset.
On a manufacturing perspective, 3D modelling has proven time and time again to be a key factor in the efficient delivery of prefabricated components in MEP, architectural and structural disciplines. As modular construction scales up for growth in the AEC industry, manufacturers have to keep up with speed and quality. Through 3D modelling, architects, engineers, and manufacturers can all work hand-in-hand to produce the parametric components of your building structure.