CAD – BIM

Here at WGP Digital we have a wealth of experience in 2D & 3D CAD software, mainly Autodesk products but with a watchful eye on other brands.

Warren is an advanced user of Autocad and the BIM package Revit, but with a good working knowledge of Civil 3D, 3DS Max and SketchUp.

Scan2BIM

Scan to BIM is a service that we excel in, with our expertise in laser scanning, we are able to convert raw point cloud data to a parametric model. A recent example of this was to laser scan a plant room at the Natural History Museum, import the data into Revit 2019 and produce a Building Information Model showing the structure, plant, ducting and major pipes.

Below are screenshots of the plantroom using Revit and also a mockup of a Temple with textures.

The above models are visible as interactive 3d models on my sketchfab View WGP digital on sketchfab account, they are also Virtual Reality ready if you have the goggles! 3D links below..

View plantroom in 3d >

View BIM temple >

2D

Autocad is great for producing 2D drawings – plans, elevations, sections, whether produced from laser scanning or traditional survey techniques we can help with this. Recent projects include 2D sections at the Natural History Museum (case study here) and a fully detailed measured building survey of a large property in North London, both projects were laser scanned with 3d point cloud data as the base for the drawings.

Other software includes;

  • 3DS Max – one of the top 3d mesh/render programmes, used to great effect in the Minerva Temple project, case study here…
  • SketchUp – doesn’t seem so popular in my world, as I’m guessing that BIM is taking over as the preferred modelling choice, but this programme is great for producing 3D models quickly.
  • Civil 3D – it’s been a while since using this, but have previously used this software package for ground modelling projects.
  • MeshLabs – have used this programme a lot for 3D meshing solutions, it’s brilliant software for editing meshed models, reducing file size, closing holes etc.

If you require any further information or have a project in mind, please do not hesitate to get in touch…

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