3D scale models are critical for helping architects, their teams, construction crews and their clients all visualize the finished product. A high-quality 3D scale model makes it possible to capture the buildings entire virtual design while scaling it down to be small enough to easily transport or display throughout the planning and construction process.
A 3D scale model is a small 3D version of the project. It acts like an exact copy of the project, but it’s scaled down to a fraction of the size. However, the 3D scale model will still retain all of the design elements of the original drawing. You’ll see exterior features like windows, doors, balconies and roofs. It may also feature landscaping.
The interior of the 3D scale model features the floor plan. You’ll see things like rooms, doorways and it can be furnished or unfurnished. The idea behind scale models is to give your team and your client a physical representation of the finished project well before the construction crews complete it.
You may even see 3D scale models built before the construction process begins because they’re excellent tools to help sell the construction project to potential stakeholders or to your local councils for approval and funding.
3D scale models have a long history in the construction and architecture industries. The uses have evolved as the models get more sophisticated, but several common uses for 3D scale models include:
Both clients and the companies they work with can benefit from having 3D scale models built of their projects. If you don’t normally use 3D scale models, you may want to consider the following benefits:
2D drawings, digital 3D models and blueprints can only give you so much visual perspective, and it can leave a lot to chance. When you build, this can be a costly mistake. A physical representation of the finished product gives you an improved visual perspective. Not only will be you be able to see all around your project, but you’ll be able to look at it from new angles.
Once you complete a project, the leftover 3D scale model can make a stunning display piece. It’s also an excellent way to show potential clients examples of your previous work. They’ll be able to fully appreciate what your company is capable of accomplishing, and they may not be able to do this with traditional 2D drawings or 3D renderings.
For property development companies or real estate agents, 3D scale models can be invaluable. They can show potential home buyers or tenants what their immediate neighborhood will look like when the construction project finishes. They can showcase homes, parks, retail outlets, apartment spaces and office space.
If you’re trying to attract a crowd of sponsors or shareholders for your property development venture, 3D scale models are an excellent opportunity to do so. You can put your model on display during your presentation, at fundraising events or during the project to help raise awareness for the new building.
The last thing you want is a finished or almost finished building that isn’t structurally sound. People can make mistakes, and these mistakes can easily set a project back by weeks or months. A 3D scale model allows the designers to check for inaccuracies and correct them before it becomes a huge problem.
You may wonder what sets Base3D apart. Simply put, it’s our experience, can-do attitudes and our dedication to going above and beyond for our clients. We understand how vital 3D scale models are for both large and small projects, and we work hard to deliver accurate models in a timely fashion.
Since we have offices in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and in the United States, we make it easy for our clients to reach us all over the world. We bring decades of industry experience to each job we take on, and we’ve worked with a broad range of clients including property developers, home builders, architects, real estate agents and more.
This is the Base3D difference.
At Base3D, we have a large portfolio with an extensive range of 3D scale model projects. These projects include:
No matter how large or small your project is, we want to create a 3D scale model for you! Our friendly and professional staff are ready to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. You can give us a call on (212) 252-2245, or submit your CAD or PDF drawings via our easy online form.