What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?
- Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?
3D views give people a good idea of how they might interact with the space in real life. I think that it can help Architects with their design ideas and help them figure out what is working in their design and what is not. It could also be helpful for the client because they might have a hard time understanding what is going on in a 2D representation of the design. A 2D representation is more helpful for the technical aspects of the design, such as for contractors or engineers.
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?
I think that sometimes, in the more advanced stages of a design, photorealistic renderings can be helpful for the client, but I think that in general, the 3D views with altered graphic display options are perfectly fine for most purposes. Changing the graphic display options of the 3D view can also help to get a message across about the design, for example, that the design is not completely flushed out (by using sketchy lines and black and white or something like that) whereas a photorealistic render implies that the design is finished.
How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?
Schedules can be really nice when trying to figure out exactly what needs to be purchased and installed into a building without having to look at every level and identifying and counting each element. You can just go to the schedule and have everything laid out for you, and it makes creating takeoffs much easier.