What is 3D Modeling?
3D modeling is the technique in computer graphics for producing three-dimensional representations (x, y, and z). It is the process of creating 3D objects and surfaces, manipulating polygons, faces and edges.
Many industries use these models, i.e., film industry, architecture industry.
Regarding the architecture industry, the engineering design process is very iterative, whenever a change to the design is made, the visuals need to be changed as well. Using this format, it is easy to see how the changes can affect the overall design.
3D in Building Information Modeling
The BIM dimensions include 3D BIM, in level 2. The production of this type of models of structures, visualizations, and walkthroughs are all part of 3D BIM. It also includes the production of models using point cloud data from laser scanners. Another facet of that BIM level is the synchronization of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing data with 3D architectural models. Additionally, it allows for the detection of clashes and interference studies between disciplines.
Because these models with BIM technologies are faster, more accurate, and more coordinated with other disciplines, it opens up new possibilities. When you make a change to a building element or geometry in one view, such as a plan, section or elevation, the Building Information Modeling tool coordinates the change in all other views.
You can work with building elements, create conceptual models, objects, and geometries, and use computational and parametric design with 3D BIM.
3-Dimension view allows all project’s team members to work together efficiently to model and solve common structural issues. Everything is stored in the Building Information model, so it becomes easier to handle concerns in the future.
What are the benefits of using 3D modeling?
- Visualization of the full project in 3D;
- Design expectations are communicated and shared in a more efficient manner;
- Collaboration with several teams is simple, regardless of their expertise;
- Due to complete transparency from the start, there are fewer instances of rework and revisions.
3D software you should use:
- Autodesk BIM 360
- Autodesk Civil
- Autodesk Navisworks
- Autodesk Revit
- Gemini Terrain
- Simple BIM
Source: BIM Corner.