To effectively assess a new buildings project, developers and landscape architects must be able to see and understand a 3D model within the landscape. VentusAR provides a simple but effective workflow of converting 2D CAD designs into 3D easy to understand visualisations.
- Fly Through provides an overview of the area around the project.
- My View shows what the development looks like while on site and the Gallery mode stores photography and allows render and PDF production.
Model the Site in CAD
Layouts for building developments are created in CAD software.
Here, a selection of different types of buildings have been added as blocks in AutoCAD. The scale and rotation angle of the block is used to define the size and orientation of the building.
Export from CAD and Import to VentusAR
Simply use built-in CAD commands (or custom scripts) to extract the location and orientation directly from the drawing.
Create a project in the VentusAR portal and efficiently import the file containing the building locations and dimensions.
Understand Context Using Fly Through
Opening the project in the VentusAR solution synchronises all data for offline use, automatically loading in the background terrain and mapping data.
The Fly Through mode provides an interactive project overview to communicate footprint and context in the landscape. Navigation uses a combination of physical device orientation and intuitive screen gestures.
Preview Visuals Onsite and Take Pictures
On-site visuals can be previewed from any location. From pre-planned viewpoints to ad-hoc locations such as households and road junctions; VentusAR shows what a development will look like from wherever you are.
Photos are captured and stored in the Gallery, allowing layout revisions to be subsequently previewed without the requirement to return to site.
Produce Output Images and PDF Files
To share and communicate the visuals in scoping and feasibility reports, renders may be produced from the Gallery.
Different project presentation options include transparency, wireline, outline, lighting and masking.
Renders may be inserted into PDF templates with custom logos for presentation quality download.
VentusAR has been designed to integrate seamlessly into existing CAD design processes. Utilising the same data for layouts and enabling rapid, yet powerful visuals extends the value of the design, allows for more iterative development and delivers higher value, higher quality visual communication with stakeholders.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your needs for assessing and visualising buildings using VentusAR. Call us on 0141 559 6170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org