3D Model (BIM)
We work with Architects, Developers, Property Agents and Landlords on a wide range of projects; private houses to large commercial, government and industrial buildings.
We use Autodesk’s intelligent Revit Software to build functional 3D models ready for Building Information Modelling (BIM). Files can be exported for use in alternative 3D software including AutoCAD and SketchUp.
We offer a flexible approach 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.
3D models are constructed from point cloud files and positioned to real world coordinates using GPS. Most projects include the target building, the immediate site topography and surrounding context. Building facades are frequently constructed to LOD3 showing full architectural features with interiors modelled to LOD2 with principle structural layout. Surrounding context is detailed to LOD1 with door and window openings that face the target building. We model using Revit’s own system families and create our own parametric families for more complex components.
Before delivery, the model is passed through a rigorous inspection process using Navisworks clash detection software to achieve the agreed 3D tolerance. Our aim is to deliver a geometrically correct survey grade model purpose built for onward 3D Design.
As standard practice and always prior to modelling we will organise an online meeting to confirm objectives and specification.
We offer a flexible approach to the Level of Detail (LOD) associated with 3D Survey Models including.
LOD 1 Basic Model
LOD 2 Standard Model
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Providing a detailed explanation of the 3 types of scans available.
further 3d Options
2D Plan Extract
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Benefits Of 3D Survey Models?
What Is Building Information Modelling (BIM)
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 email@example.com or use our Online Quote Portal