3D Architectural Models
3D Architectural Models are now a very important part of visually realising the ideas and concepts produced during the architectural design and detailing phases of a project.
As software suites advance it is now affordable to start the 3D model during the architectural design concept phase and continue the development of the model up to and including ID construction documentation.
A fully developed 3D model which includes both architectural and structural elements may be adopted directly by the MEPF designer.
The key advantage now is that the MEPF design team know exactly where all the structural and architectural elements are allowing them to produce a fully coordinated set of construction documents which facilitates control over both time and cost budgets.
A fully developed architectural 3D model can also be used as the base model to facilitate rendering options, it may also be used as the base model for animation and walk throughs.