3D BUILDING MODELLING
Incredible details with 3D building modelling
The Realserve 3D building modelling service is a powerful way to render reality. The rich detail and colour embedded in our 3D modelling delivers effective and understandable 3D visualisation. 3D models are ideal for architectural restoration, proving highly effective in planning repairs and maintenance, or when deciding to reproduce/redesign intricate building features.
3D modeling refers to the process of creating a mathematical representation of a 3-dimensional object or shape. Lots of different industries use 3D models for visualizing, simulating and rendering graphic designs. When it comes to buildings or constructions, the 3D modelling process begins by measuring an object or structure as a point cloud. This point cloud data can then be used to create accurate as-built drawings through post-production software and CAD applications. The Realserve CAD model can be used in any 3D CAD software and can show specific measurements and detailed features of buildings and structures, perfect for your project.
3D modeling is changing the way architectural designs are being presented, it is enabling architects and designers to be more creative and experimental with their ideas, or in the case of fit out companies, an ability to be precise and accurate in their execution. With technologies like reality modeling getting weaved into the construction lifecycle it means this process no longer involves rolling out paper blueprints of building designs. Construction has largely gone digital so architectural presentations have moved from draft tables to desktops or tablets with immersive 3D modelling giving people a more ‘real world’ view of a project.
Advantages of 3D building modelling include;
- Capturing and receiving data quickly.
- Unbeatable accuracy and precision that can reduce the risks associated with project execution.
- Navigable virtual 3D models
- Measuring complex shapes and highly detailed objects
- Ability to create as-built drawings
- It reduces the data collection time needed, meaning less time required for our technicians to be onsite.
- Accurately measure complex, remote or inaccessible areas
- Highly detailed data improves decision-making and engineering designs whilst reducing the likelihood of needing to conduct repeat site visits.
- Ability to convert raw data into intelligent BIM or CAD applications
Archive data to provide a snapshot of a project for routine monitoring or future exploitation
Industrial property, commercial building or factory 3D building modelling
We can provide innovative 3D laser scanning with as-built models of your large machine components or industrial plant. As-built 3D plans can help you see things like exact wall thickness, lighting and sprinklers, mechanical fixtures, window locations, and much more. Traditional construction drawings will seldom give an accurate representation of an installation and modifications typically occur after a significant period of time has passed resulting in older archived plans bearing no resemblance to the existing as-built conditions.
Complex piping and equipment layouts are quickly and accurately captured by the laser scanning process. This allows for exact dimensions and deformations of sites and equipment to be determined. Component and plant upgrades can be planned and modelled to ensure fit first-time, reducing the need for costly shutdowns and disruption. The point cloud generated from the 3D scanning allows for the ability to find potential faults with a redesigned area through an automated Clash Detection Plan.
Typical industrial applications for 3D scanning are;
- Plant room and equipment scanning.
- Pipe Installations.
- As-Built Engineering Structures.
- Structural Steel As-Built’s.
- Bridges and Tunnel scanning
- Building renovations and extensions (Existing Conditions Plans)
- New constructions (As-Built Models)
- Plant and Processing sites
- Façade detail
- 3D modelling
- Heritage preservation
- Topographic Surveys
- Concept visualization
3D modelling of building architecture
Realserve is a recognised leader in measured building surveys across the country. We continue to deliver innovative ways to use 3D laser scanning to create building models of properties like a heritage building.
This process enables people to explore, investigate and document heritage elements in ways never imagined possible. As 3D scanning and modelling is non-contact, fast and cost effective it becomes ideal for;
- Heritage Buildings.
- Facade Mapping.
- Detailed Floor Plans.
- BIM / 3D Revit Modelling.
- Topographic Surveys.
- As-built Surveys of Engineering Structures.
We supply valuable high resolution scan data on any project — from a floor plan to complex heritage building elevations. Even roads and landscapes are documented in vibrant detail that could be used for redevelopments, refurbishments and more.
Our typical process for 3D building modelling services
We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data to produce our 3D building models. Using the latest software programs everything is captured and processed accurately to start producing the required visual outputs. The equipment we use is state of the art, even the latest RPA (drones) tools. We only use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit.
Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.
- Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
- Agree on a scope of work.
- A site visit is organised with one of our qualified technicians with the necessary equipment.
- All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.
- All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed via our QA process.
- All deliverables are then created for viewing.
We can deliver all building surveys as CAD or REVIT models, making the transition to BIM workflows simple.
Multiple scans of the subject site may be required. These scans are then merged into a single three-dimensional representation of the area and post-processed within various software packages. From there you can utilise the data as a pointcloud model by directly inserting it into a CAD drawing. Pointcloud scans can be utilised to create traditional 2D drawing sets or create 3D CAD / REVIT models. Realserve have a team of experienced CAD technicians to create these drawings and 3D models from a pointcloud.
3D Scanning & modelling samples
See some of our case studies
Our long-term client recently purchased an historic hotel and apartments located on a key intersection in the CBD. The latest plans and leasing documentation were over 15 years old.
Our client recently purchased an historic site on the Auckland CBD fringe. Leasing documentation that changed hands at the time of purchase ranged from area estimations through to signed photocopies of irrelevant data.
This is the industry benchmark for measuring rentable areas for Retail, Industrial and Office premises that is followed precisely by the Realserve team in Auckland.
We helped this client visualise a potential warehouse location in 3D using a traditional 2D survey to determine the suitability for leasing.
With their tenant’s lease due for expiry our client needed to start presenting options to potential tenants quickly & give their agent all the right tools.