3D models have changed the way we design, for better future and more innovation. It does not only help the end users and designers to visualize space requirements, but it also helps in improving the accuracy and efficiency in drawing. 3D modeling for design enables the designer to see what is not seen when designing in 2D perspective, giving him/her the capability of physically seeing how much real estate an object would take from all perspectives. When you design in 2D, you will have to create a separate elevation view and plan in order to see the requirements of an object regarding the space, which takes longer to do. Thereby, with 3D modeling, you save time for seeing these requirements.
On the other hand, when you design in 3D models, your designing process will be done in one model, as compared to a design that is done in 2D, which is done in many models, requiring one for each view. By designing your plan in models, you are creating an atmosphere where there are more mistakes that could occur, as you have information being duplicated. As for 3D, designers are assisted with coordination, enabling them to walk through a 3D model with specialized software, seeing the actual space and size of the design.
In addition, the designers are allowed to see if their designs have some conflicts with the other disciplines or current conditions that they may not be able to see in 2D. As a designer, you are allowed to run interference checks to see if the design is clashing with the other items in 3D models. With 3D modeling software, you will see easily whether or not the design enables maintenance and operational access to the equipment, and thus, addressing safety concerns. You are enabled to create a more user-friendly design for the end user.
It would be easy for you to review your design with the company that you are doing the design with. It is specifically a great help for end users with a difficult time visualizing designs from the 2D models, enabling them to see how much access and clearance they will have around a design before it can be built physically. The benefits of 3D models for designs are not limited to coordination and productivity. It is a great communication tool for both the end user and designer.
Identifying where to place utilities
Among the greatest frustrations in the process of your project is to know where you should place utilities to fit with your new project. You may have a good idea on where they should go, but one minor tweak in the equipment could end up causing the source to be moved on the other side of the building or project subject. It will leave your electrical hook ups being in the wrong place.
Imagine the advantage of having the capability to see your new expansion or plan, all the necessary equipment and double checking to ensure that all utilities would be placed in the right place before any of your equipment has been manufactured. The entire process for your project would be less stressful through the help of 3D models. You can save time trying to interpret the 2D print in different perspective, saving money with the prevention for any costly last minute project updates, getting a better idea of your employee workflow, and seeing how your product is going to flow through your new building.
Seeing how the equipment will work
One limitation of 2D models are that they cannot show how equipment will work. You can view the weights and dimensions, and about how they will look, but you will not see how they work. It is not possible in 2D print. If you want to see the clearance between the equipment, or about how far a guard can lift up, or even if you have to know whether or not the product flow will slow down in a particular area, 3D models is the best solution. You can see the range of equipment components that can be moved, you can view your equipment, and you can get a feel with the location of the product flow and where it may possibly slow down. It helps you fix it before the project has even started.
Seeing the equipment preview in layout
2D prints are great, but it can be really hard to get a visualization of how all your equipment will work and fit altogether. Unless you are a print-reading master, having a full understanding of a 2D print, along with how it translates into a 3D world will never be easy. 3D models remove that hardship, as it allows you to see all your new equipment in a model of your project. You can see how it all works – zoom, rotate, and turn the model in order to see the equipment from various angles, and thereby, getting a sense for how everything will flow together.
Seeing how the equipment would integrate into the current line
Do already have previous project that will go into your new one? Do you need to have the flow of your project connected from the current one to this new project? 3D models will show how your project will integrate with your previous project. View how the product will move from your current processing lines, getting a feel for how it is going to work around and integrate toward the equipment that you already have. You are given opportunity to discover more effective and easier way to transport your project. Through 3D models, you will see how everything will work together.
When it comes to planning your construction project, do not settle for 2D prints alone. You should look for manufacturer that can provide 3D models, saving yourself some money, time, and frustration. IT will help your project go smoother. 3D models can help in sparking essential conversations during the design phase and possibly avoid any costly mishaps during the constructions.