Level One – 2D CAD System
Designs are completed using 2D computer-aided drawing files (CAD).
CAD is the use of computer technology for design and replaces hand drawn plans. This stage will deal with most standard applications. Unlike hand-drawn technical plans, a 2D CAD system is like an electronic drawing board which reduces errors and increases efficiency. This system allows copies of the original designs to be modified and amended saving considerable time. 2D CAD files can be used to create drawings of any design, whether it be a small extension or a new development. Drawings are produced to scale and include textures and components making it easier for the contractor to understand.
Level Two – 3D Visualisations
Designs are completed in this stage using 3D building information models (BIM). BIM is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building which can be exchanged or networked to support decision making. BIM design allows different angle views from a building for use of production. Using BIM files creates a smart, high design, an accurate 3D scaled model where the building elements (walls, beams, roofs etc) carry their own attributes. These attributes allow the contractor to gain all the information required to construct the design. BIM files will soon be required for any council/government projects by 2016.
Level Three – 3D Animations
Through the process of 3D animation, we can create videos that are engaging and enjoyable to
view whilst realistic through scaled BIM models.
Creating a 3D animation will help you to visualise your project from start to finish.
This system can be used to reassure and inspire whether it’s for a conservation project, large
extension, one-off build or public consultation.
The animations can be utilised by developers as an inspiring selling tool promoting a lifestyle
before construction even starts.
With the input of furniture, textures, lighting, people and many other stylistic looks, a 3D animation
video can really bring your project to life.