3D Modelling

3D Modelling

Surveybase is a recognised 3D Survey consultant generating precision 3D Survey Models for Residential and Commercial developments across the UK.
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We work with Homeowners, Architects, Property Agents and Landlords on a wide range of developments from private houses to large commercial and industrial buildings.

The Surveybase team of expert Technicians use Autodesk’s intelligent Revit Software to build 3D Survey Models from Laser Scan Point Cloud files.

We offer a flexible approach to 3D Survey Models based on 3 Levels of Detail (LOD). Clients specify the LOD of building components and features using an options tick list. This clarifies modelling objectives and helps to manage expectation.

The 3D Survey Model is positioned in Revit using real world survey coordinates with an option to include the Point Cloud. Before delivery, the model is passed through a rigorous inspection process using Navisworks clash detection software to ensure modelling integrity within the stated survey tolerance. As Measured Surveyors our aim is to deliver a geometrically correct survey grade model ready for 3D Design.

Why not combine your 3D Survey Model with a Topographical Survey for the ultimate digital survey solution.

LOD Explained


We offer a flexible approach to the Level of Detail (LOD) associated with 3D Survey Models including.

Surveybase 3d scan to revit LOD 1 Basic Model

LOD 1 Basic Model

Digitising a building’s location and orientation showing their overall height and volume with optional window and door openings. Typically used to model surrounding buildings as context.
Surveybase 3d scan to revit LOD 2 Standard Model

LOD 2 Standard Model

Digitising a buildings main structural features showing their location, orientation, size, and shape. Typically used to model internal spaces.
Surveybase 3d scan to revit LOD 3 Detailed Model

LOD 3 Detailed Model

Progression of LOD 2 with the addition of detailed architectural features showing their location, orientation, size, and shape. Typically used to model building facades.

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Providing a detailed explanation of the 3 types of scans available.

3D Survey Options


In addition to selecting LOD criteria there are further options to consider.
Building Services
Option to add the layout of building services, heating, electrical and plumbing.
2D Plan Extract
Option to extract 2D plans, elevations, and sections to AutoCAD.
Topographical Models
Option to extend the building model to include Topographical Survey features and contours.
3D Visualisation
Option to purchase high resolution 3D visuals
Navisworks Report
Option to purchase the Navisworks Inspection Report
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Option to upgrade to a functional BIM ready Model.

Bespoke Specification


We tailor our 3D Survey Model service to meet the needs of your project. Each survey benefits from a bespoke survey specification sheet. The specification is developed by the dedicated Survey Manager and used to guide the site survey, modelling process and quality assurance.

Frequently Asked Questions


These are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning our 3D Survey Model service.
What Are the Benefits Of 3D Survey Models?
There are several key benefits of 3D Survey Models over traditional 2D Measured Building Surveying. Most important they provide the platform for 3D Design and Building Information Modelling (BIM) which is mandatory for public sector developments.
What Is Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BIM is a coordinated project management methodology seeking to improve the efficiency of design and construction through collaboration. The aim is for project stakeholders, consultants, and contractors to work within a single model and reduce the cost of design error during construction. BIM extends beyond design and build phases to offer a lifecycle facilities management solution to future building users. The 2016 UK Government mandate made BIM compulsory for public sector development.
What Is The Price Of A 3D Survey Model?

3D Survey Modelling needs more time than traditional 2D CAD processing, on average around 20% longer. However, when compared with a full 2D Measured Building Survey with plans, elevations, sections, roof and attic plan the time gap is much closer. As every building differs in shape, size, and complexity it is not possible to state set pricing. We offer a free, no obligation quotation service typically providing a competitive fixed price quote within 48 hours. Please send your survey brief to hello@surveybase.co.uk or use our Online Quote Portal

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Get In Touch

To find out more please contact the Surveybase Team at hello@surveybase.co.uk, Bath 01225 314370, London 02039 066892

Request A Quote

To obtain a quotation please email your survey brief to hello@surveybase.co.uk or use our online quote portal.