3D modeling is an extension of the 2D drawing concept. Adding a third dimension exponentially increases the amount of information that can be included in the resulting model. The 3D models are typically for buildings and infrastructure systems but are available for individual components and fixtures for manufacturing as building construction approaches. Models are created in the early stages of a design project and serve as the basis for designers to bring their designs to life in the form of detailed engineering drawings, images, and renderings.
Benefits of the 3D model in a design
3D models come with the following advantages.
- Realistic, quick, and easy
3D models give a more realistic representation of the products. The 3D model’s approach is straightforward for designers, who can evaluate the project from different angles before completing all the other aspects. Also, they can make changes before prototyping. A physical model is essential, but a 3D model can locate errors in the project faster. Additionally, 3D models allow designers to focus more on the essence of creativity. It can save a lot of time and money in developing prototypes and lets the designer see how small changes to the design will look.
- Cost reduction
3D modeling is often the predecessor of formal prototyping, which a few years ago included the manufacture of physical iterations. The traditional 2D modeling made capturing the exact form factor of designs challenging. This forces designers to build prototype after prototype to reflect significant design changes. It leads to higher resource costs, skyrocketing when developing multiple products simultaneously. Ultimately, companies prefer to keep these raw materials for actual production and not fill them up over time.
Modern 3D models bring concepts to life. Designers can manipulate models and explore all angles. Teams are no longer restricted to “flat” designs, making it much easier to evaluate optimizations without expending resources.
- Easy fixes and conversions
If designers make minor changes to the physical project, the impact will not be visible. 3D models help designers see the overall design. If they feel the project needs redesigning, 3D model software can do so without additional cost or expense. Another advantage of 3D models is that the results correspond to the design.
- Easy design development
Product design development used to be a long and tedious process. It was an endless cycle of revising designs, ordering new prototypes for each significant change, and waiting for them to arrive. This process was repeated until the product design was deemed perfect. With 3D models, the process is super easy and quick.
- Suitable for project approval
With 3D modeling of a project, designers can easily convince and satisfy their prospects. Prospects can see every detail they have worked on. However, this is not possible in 2D drawings. 3D models, therefore, double the chances of approval. Even after approval, if the prospect needs changes, they can do so without spending too much time.
3D visualization of buildings, tombs, and other structures makes the development process easier and faster. Designers can better explain their projects to the prospects and make changes quickly if required.