Architectural 3D designs are preferred by designers and architects as they offer a 3D perspective of the building concept. This simplifies project data management and allows design changes on the go. However, contractors who need technical specifications for architectural design prefer 2D engineering drawings and architectural drawings because they provide the exact details required for construction.
Most of the design-related resources understand 2D architectural drafting and there is no issue of software compatibility compared to using 3D models and are a suitable solution to meet construction project budget requirements. Some of the reasons architectural design is preferred by some construction companies are:
Suitable For Design Requirements:
For some construction projects a 2D engineering drawing or CAD architectural drawing is sufficient to complete the design, otherwise, additional information from the 3D model is required. The Construction Drawing Kit (Kit CD) contains all the floor plans, views, parts, and detailed drawings required for construction.
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Availability Of Technical Resources:
Not all companies have the technical resources to provide 3D models. While the drawing team is qualified to work on AutoCAD to provide 2D engineering drawings, they may not be eligible to work on Revit to provide 3D models. In the construction industry, the availability of a drawing team that can provide 2D engineering drawings is adequate compared to companies that provide 3D modeling services.
The introduction of new software and processes in the construction industry is gradual and slow. The software utilized in construction projects differs from nation to nation. Some nations make use of AutoCAD and ArchiCAD Architecture rather than Revit, which causes mismatching of project data. 2D technical drawings in AutoCAD are widely used and compatible. This makes it the preferred choice for Revit 3D models.