Zhe Yan
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Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)

What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?

  • Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?

Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?

At the beginning of any project, the design company usually gets a detailed briefing on the customer's requirements to a project. They need to filter some plan views to ensure that they not only get the accurate interior requirements, but also get the right specific location. All these details will need to be filtered into different plan views. After creating an initial 3D model, the design company need to filter out the structural components of the building to show the structural information to construction company. At the same time, it is necessary to filter out water pipes, electrical wires, heating pipes, vents, etc. to assist in construction.

Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?

No. Sometimes line style is a better choice. The expression of line style helps to show some design details that cannot show on the render view. Also, line style takes less time to produce and makes the drawing narrative.

  • How does the level of detail in the rendering and its presentation affect the perception of stakeholders reviewing your design?

As an important part of architectural expression, rendering carries the essence of the entire architectural expression work because of its accurate grasp and positioning of color, light and shadow. Higher level of detail in the rendering can make architectural works more attractive to the stakeholders, so that the stakeholders can enjoy the extraordinary visual beauty.

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?

The schedules can let the readers know the information of architectural and structural components quickly without math calculation. For example, the door and window schedule show the position, size, type, number, function, etc. of the doors and windows on each floor of the building. It can calculate the total number of all doors and windows, and then calculate the cost of doors and windows of each sub-project, and the amount of each sub-project construction work.