The advent of computers have brought about a revolution in the design industry. Designing on computers has changed the way that designers and architects work. With the availability of different software such as CAD and BIM software, professionals often face a dilemma while selecting the appropriate tool for the project.
3D Visualisation has changed the way of approach of architectural firms to the design of a building. It has led to increased efficacy in the architectural and engineering industries. With the use of visualisation, architects can present their designs in the form of images that would resemble the final building. This is similar to taking a photograph of the building before the construction actually begins. 3D modelling is the process of developing a virtual three dimensional representation of a physical object. 3D Visualisation or 3D Rendering, as it is often called, is the process of converting the 3D models into a 2D image that is similar to a photograph.
3D Visualisation offers many benefits to the architects.
- Accurate depiction
3D Visualisation depicts the architectural design in form of an image of the building before construction. The clients can take a virtual tour of the building and suggest changes that they may require. The architect can make changes to the design and check the effect of this change.
- Cutting Edge Over a 2D Drawing
A rendered image is easy to understand when compared to the 2D drawing. It creates the image of the building in a manner as it would appear when it would be constructed in real time. This enables the clients to visualise the actual design, thereby leading to better acceptability.
- Quicker Project Approvals
It is easier to get the project approvals from the local government authorities. Many projects are rejected due the lack of clarity of the appearance of the building. However, with the use of 3D rendering services, it becomes easier to exhibit the actual appearance and remove any uncertainties.
- Facilitates Changes in Design
It is easier to understand the impact of design changes in the 3D model than on a 2D drawing. The implications of even a minor change is design are reflected in a way that is easy to understand.
- Easy to Measure
3D model clearly depicts the physical dimensions of the objects and its relative distance with the other objects in the layout. This helps the clients visualize and fine-tune the arrangement of the objects.
- Easy to Interpret
3D models are easy to interpret as they require fewer instructions and are free from language barriers. It is easier to understand the layout that is closer to reality.
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For gaining clarity on project development many a times Revit users have to track the revisions made by them in the current Revit project. Revit is equipped with distinctive tools that assist its users in revision tracking. Revision tracking tools are available in different Revit discipline such as Revit architecture, Revit structure and Revit MEP and hence users of all these software can easily identify changes made by them in their Revit model.
For tracking revisions Revit users or BIM modelers can develop a series or pattern of revisions. Revision clouds can also be drawn by Revit users around the element wherein changes have been made. Revision tags can also be used by users for annotating revision clouds. This eventually assists in displaying the revisions in schedules that generally reflect in project sheet.
Revision tracking process in Revit
- The first step that is generally taken by Revit users for tracking the revisions is to create a revision table. And Revit has specific tools for this.
- So Revit users are required to go to ‘Manage ribbon’ then to ‘Project setting panel’ and from there they should select ‘Settings’ and finally ‘Sheet Issues/Revisions.’
- Once ‘Sheet Issues/Revisions’ option is selected by Revit users they are then required to select a method that they will be using for tacking revisions.
- Revit provides the option of two different methods for this purpose which can be selected from ‘Revisions dialog.’
- The two different methods that are available for Revit users for revision tracking are ‘By Project’ method and ‘By sheet’ method.
- If ‘By project’ method is selected by Revit users then all the revisions made by them in the project will be numbered as per their sequence in Revisions dialog.
- Or else if ‘By Sheet’ method is selected by Revit users revision clouds are numbered according to the sequence of rest of the clouds in a sheet.
So in this way by optimizing ‘By project’ method and ‘By sheet’ method Revit users can successfully perform revision tracking in Revit for the project in question.