Engineers, architects and contractors regularly work with two-dimensional drawing to complete projects. This is a skill that takes years to perfect and hone. For the lay(wo)man, two-dimensional, black-and-white drawing can be challenging to read or interpret and yet this is the phase in which clients are asked to make many important decisions.
In some cases a client may see a project as it’s physically coming together and realize it’s not as they envisioned, then adjustments must be made. Adjustments often mean added cost, as well as increased time to complete projects.
3D color drawings can answer questions and show clients more realistically what a proposed project will look like. Understandable drawings empower construction managers to communicate more clearly with customers. And we all know thorough communication makes for better outcomes.
“Three dimensional color drawings give clients the opportunity to provide meaningful input into their projects because they’re working with visualizations that make sense to everybody.” Tobin Robeck, SVP, PJ Callaghan
3D images aren’t just about helping clients visualize projects – they help us too. For example, the software provides clash detection to quickly identify potential problems very early in the construction process. Maybe a proposed electrical wiring placement clashes with an air conditioning duct. Catching something like that in the drawing phase takes a couple minutes to fix, catching an issue like that once we’re in the field costs more time and resources.