What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?
- Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?
Relationships between the levels are best portrayed in 3D views, allowing us to see the overall shape of the building easily as well as the placement of walls and existence of balcony / overhang and such. Contractors and engineers require 2D views because they need the exact dimensions on the placement of doors, windows, and walls, which are not easily attainable through the 3D view, so that they can build and follow the desired design.
Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?
For example, for the design of a common space, it might be helpful to include different point of views, furniture, furnishings, and decorations to help clients envision how they could inhabit the space. However, for contractors and engineers, adding these extra features can be messy for them, so it will be most helpful if the information are contained to essential details (plumbing, light fixtures, walls, doors, windows, etc.)
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?
Name some applications where viewing the building and model information in virtual reality or augmented reality would be most beneficial?
- Are there advantages to using a C.A.V.E as a virtual environment versus VR headsets?
How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?
Schedule views give us a summary of how much materials are needed (doors, windows, walls) and the respective areas and dimensions of each material. This allows for a more accurate and efficient view rather than clicking through the design to determine the materials. In addition, schedule views can be customized so that all the information needed in obtaining the materials (manufacturers, costs, etc. ) will be centralized in one place.