09 Mar Bring Your 2D or 3D Project to Life
Our world is far from 2 dimensional. This is the reason the concept of 3D visualisation is being embraced in virtually every industry, from kitchen design to complete building projects. Today, it’s not a case of 3D representations being a nice-to-have when planning and showcasing to customers, it’s fast becoming the expected norm.
This means that construction firms still relying on 2D modelling are at a distinct disadvantage to their competitors
The Many Advantages of 3D for the Construction, Manufacturing & Architectural Industries
Customer expectations is but a single reason for switching from 2D to 3D. Other reasons to embrace the latest technology include:
- Increased ease and accuracy of project cost
- Easier to interpret, leading to better communication between all parties involved
- Simplified bid creation
- Shorter project lifecycles
- Reduction in costs, from paperwork to materials
- Global collaboration, from labourers and suppliers right though to board level, everyone involved can work from the same up-to-date model
Quite simply, 3D capabilities provide a real-time image that all parties – not just those used to dealing with 2D plans and blueprints – can easily comprehend.
Not Convinced? Consider this…
While such technology is commonly being utilised by larger construction firms, the small to mid-sized builder or contractor typically continues to rely on familiarity. While they might have taken on board the use of 2D CAD tools, this provides pictorial data in isolation – it’s not possible to tie in the many other important aspects that need to be represented.
Even worse, those that continually translate from 2D models into 3D and back again face another common problem – that of inaccuracies or loss of measurements as the plans go back and forth, not to mention potential misunderstanding.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, only through using 3D modelling can one maintain every aspect of a construction project. From the basic geometry to real world conditions, the number of bolts to challenges that’ll present themselves throughout the different stages of the construction process, the concept provides the capability to accurately schedule and cost every element of the build – right through to completion.
Imagine the advantage this brings when thrashing out a bidding process or updating the client on project milestones.
Truly Inclusive From Start to Finish
Such collaboration means that every party is able to visualise the concept at all stages, right through to the sign off on completion. Architects and, in certain cases, even suppliers can be included, ensuring that coordination between all involved is carried out with ease and at the click of a mouse. No-one is left in the dark as to last minute changes and every party has instant access to the latest working design copy.
Such documentation quite literally lists the complete step-by-step process of a construction process from start to finish.
While hand-drawn blueprints and plans used to be the mainstay of the construction industry, 3D modelling is poised to change this for good. While many might be hesitant to switch from their long-standing traditional methods of working, the risk of not doing so puts them at grave danger of losing any competitive edge.
At the heart of such 3D image creation is that of precision machine parts. Perth’s construction and manufacturing industry is fortunate to have one of the leading providers of these right in their back yard – SixDe. Dedicated to providing their customers with a second-to-none service, as well as being at the heart of Australia’s drive to bring manufacturing back to its glory days, SixDe is fast-becoming the to go-to provider for the ultimate in precision engineering and CNC engineering.
Discover more at www.sixde.com.au or give them a call today on 08 9434 1112.