Some newest trends to strengthen the 3D modeling & BIM process

BIM and Cloud technology become the part and parcel of 3D model based design. So, with the arrival of any new movement in the Cloud architecture as well as in building information modeling (BIM), 3d model based design is greatly influenced.

Given below some crucial new trends that can impact the 3d model based design.

3D laser scanning: 3D laser scanning not only just scan a substantial space and the inner part of a room, but also generates exact information concerning jobsite which in turn facilitates the building information modeling (BIM) process. BIM relies on semantics and necessitates proper information to initiate more far-reaching 3D modeling. Superior 3D laser scanning can convey this powerful feature into BIM.

It is assumed that 3D, BIM and Cloud are all closely inter-linked with each other and 3D laser scanning represents this connection by initially recording the facade and shape of a structure and subsequently converts all those information into cloud enabled data points in order to import them for producing a BIM model.

Although a 3D laser scanner is quite expensive but it is indispensable for real estate industry and realtors can increase their ROI to a great extent by using 3d laser scanner. Besides, 3D laser scanning may also motivate the realtors to search for domains.

Cloud-supported data management: Now-a-days, data management tools are generally compatible with cloud and can be applied to deal with data via cloud. All the stored data should be transferred from local computer to cloud. The designers and architects can improve their design ideas as well as make them logical through incorporated 3d models. Besides they can also interact with 3d models more efficiently.

Cloud platforms can streamline the collaboration process significantly as they allocate the data for being used in diverse ways. The models created through cloud are based on raw data. There are also various tools in cloud which can manage and preserve project data efficiently.

With the Cloud based tools lets, the data is incorporated with a web-page that is HTTPS enabled. One will be able to avail the crucial features as well as accomplish operations on the job site and distribute the outputs with other project stakeholders through the web. Generally cloud-motivated platforms for data management include file-sharing system, hardware controller and web operating system.

Collaboration and consulting: One vital aspect of 3d modeling is to reduce the essential requirement of 3D modeling is eliminating the high-priced phases of collaboration. Usually such phases are long-distance and lingering. As regards to time, it is detected that a single mode of collaboration is useful in suppressing the hindrances to progress. If a distinctive mode of collaboration is undertaken for 3D modeling, then it will help to get rid of duplication, rapid response to modifications and upgrades, etc.

In order to streamline the process, a third party consultant is required to train the whole team so that they are able to get rid of the incorrect & poor quality input and get value to the owner of the building through the 3D models that they are working on.

If all the project stakeholders collaborate with each other and discuss with with those, who know how to overcome the BIM challenges, then 3D modeling would be more methodical, less tedious and less expensive. For the construction and interior decoration industries, it will bring huge benefits.

BIM and Cloud technology become the part and parcel of 3D model based design.
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Published By

Arka Roy

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Some handy BIM/VDC-associated technologies which can make a sea change in AEC Firms

The workflows of AEC firms are improved to a great extent with the implementation of building information modeling & virtual design and construction. Several upgraded techniques emerge out to transform 3d co-ordination process to a superior level.

The followings are some handy BIM/VDC-associated technology trends which facilitate the building team to design, build as well as operate buildings efficiently in the future course of time.

3D laser scanning: Lots of softwares contain less expensive field scanning techniques which perform through BIM models having perfect field information for construction sites. A scan is performed through the strong laser recording of the building structure that gathers the shape and look of a site. These conditions are transformed into a cloud of data points which are imported into a BIM model.

On a solo project, 30 minutes of scan time in the jobsite and 30 minutes of post-processing and uploading the point cloud into a Revit model can lead to saving of $30,000.

Model energy performance on the fly: With the emergence of new software tools, energy analysis of a building is executed throughout the conceptual design stage. Autodesk and Sefaira have launched various applications facilitating designers to accomplish energy study of early concepts on the fly. These applications compact the time required for assembling and crunching energy performance data for a long period. It facilitates the design teams to adapt their designs on the fly on the basis of the data.

Prefabrication will transform building delivery: Several Building Teams are applying BIM methods to collude with general contractors and construction managers to prefabricate and set up building components which range from mechanical equipment, plumbing infrastructure, and even complete restroom pods.

BIM makes the prefabrication process easy and smooth as the design become constructible in the model to be prefabricated and installed.

Data management: Some leading software companies like Assemble Systems and Panzura have built up cloud-based devices to manage, preserve, and distribute project data in a sophisticated way.

Computer-aided manufacturing: With the arrival of prefabrication and manufacturing processes like Lean construction, it opens savings and process efficiencies, the AEC are compelled to comply much the identical way computer-aided manufacturing changed manufacturing. Various CAM technologies together with BIM processes can deliver ready-to-install modules.

Some handy BIM/VDC-associated technologies which can make a sea change in AEC Firms

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Published By

Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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Topcon introduces cloud based ScanMaster v3.0 compatible with BIM

Topcon Positioning Group launched the most updated version of its laser scanner software package alias ScanMaster v3.0.

ScanMaster consists of tools for accumulating, processing, editing and distributing 3D point cloud data from a laser scanner for diversified applications. By integrating the Topcon GLS family of laser scanners, with ScanMaster software, one can get complete BIM (building information modeling) environment functionality.

ScanMaster system comes with a cloud-to-cloud registration solution that facilitating improving field and scanning workflows.

ScanMaster v3.0 allows practitioners, who apply third-party scanners, to enjoy the superior quality workflow as compared to Topcon GLS customers.

The improved cloud-to-cloud registration ability can considerably reduce the requirement to set targets — even in the most complicated work situations. This feature can also expands the well-organized application of 3D laser scanners that range from mining deformation projects and accident reconstruction applications — where the placing of targets are considered as a factor of safety.

ScanMaster facilitates the professionals in a wide array of fields to accumulate point cloud data efficiently, then develop and generate final deliverables.

ScanMaster v3.0 alos contains some added features like FARO file import options, ASTM E57 file import and export operations, point cloud library (PCD) file import and export functionality, cleanup and region selection tools, volume calculation and automatic edge set extraction.

Topcon introduces cloud based ScanMaster v3.0 compatible with BIM

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Published By

Arka Roy

http://www.bimoutsourcing.com

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