What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?
3D views best show materiality, scale, and design. It's most important to be viewed by the client so that they an get best idea of what the final structure will look like.
- Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?
- Construction does not typically require the 3D imagery, schedules, sections, and detailed reports of the structure are more important.
Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?
- How does the level of detail in the rendering and its presentation affect the perception of stakeholders reviewing your design?.
- Creating renders with a higher level detail conveys the idea that the product is finished. If you are still within the design phase and are expecting critiques, it might be better to present a sketchier version of your design
How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?
Schedule views can easily show the families/types, materials, and areas of each item in the design. For example, having a list of all the different types and sizes of windows an help generate an initial cost model.