Architectural, Engineering, Construction (AEC) Design
Turning a client's vision into reality is an architect's mission. Part of that process includes educating clients and helping to clearly define the building space. In the architecture, engineering, and construction industries (AEC), experts consider wide-ranging design options and help their clients achieve optimal impact. Not only do architects need to understand their client's vision, but the client needs to understand how a design will translate into reality.
Virtual reality walk-throughs enable designers and building owners to better understand how a space will look, function, and operate. A step above blueprints, animations, and fly-throughs, full-scale 3D visualization enables architects and clients to explore the layout in a 1:1 scale and make changes in real-time. Mechdyne's virtual reality solutions help our building owner clients and AEC partners:
Conduct thorough and decisive design reviews
Establish effective collaboration and decision-making
Gain a competitive advantage with virtual modeling and 1:1 scale walk-throughs
Reduce project costs and improve workflow efficiency
Work with a building's mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services to evaluate if additional support is needed to handle new technology requirements
Translate BIM Designs to the Virtual World
Most AEC experts begin their designs within a BIM platform, such as Revit™. Although these software packages provide a base of understanding for architects and building owners, the process still lacks the immersion necessary for building owners to fully understand design and aesthetics. Using BIM software platforms combined with Mechdyne's getReal3D for Unity game engine, AEC professionals can turn 3D models into an unparalleled VR experience.
"You can't get the full understanding of something by looking at two dimensional drawings. In a three dimensional world, we walk inside a building and get an understanding of what it's going to be like. We experience a design, and then stop and say, I need more light, this doorway is in the wrong place."
-Jon Gardzelewski, Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming
Bring Clients into the Design Conversation
Whether a project is simply a new room, or an entirely new campus, integrating feedback from clients into a design challenges AEC professionals on a daily basis. In many cases, BIM models don't effectively convey a layout or a space's functionality.
In a virtual world, clients interact with a proposed layout intuitively, asking questions and recommending changes. Collaboration and understanding at this level translates into a competitive advantage for AEC firms; because clients are more likely to partner with organizations who utilize cutting-edge visualization technology that allows them to clearly realize their new-building vision.