2D vs 3D: Shifting With The Times

Marvels of the Digital Age

Technological advancements have been exceptionally fast in the digital age, opening doors to possibilities that we wouldn't have thought possible just a few decades ago. The concept of 3D Space, or 3-Dimensional Space, has been around for a very long time, but recently, with the help of technology, professionals have been able to implement and apply the benefits of 3D into age-old industries such as architecture and construction

a 3d concept design by an interior designer, which is able to be translated into other technologies such as virtual and augmented reality

a 3d concept design by an interior designer, which is able to be translated into other technologies such as virtual and augmented reality

For instance, implementing 3D modeling in the above industries allows easy integration of the various design processes together, which results in faster designs, and hence lower cost. This is made possible with the inclusion of the 3rd dimension which is the concept of depth in the designs. The 3D models are hence clearer than the 2D drawings, and also more interactive and dynamic, due to the capability to rotate and view the model from any angle you require.

This viewing capability of the 3D model further creates value in the area of inspection and quality assurance. Architects and engineers can now inspect and analyse the structure from the 3D model directly, from anywhere in the world, thereby enhancing efficiency and reducing the use of resources. 

Old is still Gold

2D drawings are like the reliable buddy that you can always count on. Processes are built around 2D drawings, the drawings themselves are clear and easily understandable, and throughout the years, many skyscrapers, monuments, and gigantic infrastructures were created with the use of 2D drawings. The good news here is that with the 3D model, 2D drawings of various sectional or planar views can be easily extracted by simply 'slicing' the 3D model. Countless of 2D drawings can be generated accurately and quickly, without the need for drafters to draw individually!

The shift from 2D to 3D is rapid, and it is evident by the speed of adoption of workflow processes such as the Building Information Modeling (BIM), the use of 3D Laser Scanning in various industries, as well as the accessibility of various 3D programs such as Revit, Solidworks, Rhino, Navisworks, 3ds Max and AutoCAD, along with many others currently in the market. 

We at Aries Geomatics provide a broad range of services to help our clients enter into the above-mentioned 3D space. From 3D Laser Scanning to 3D Modeling, to implementation in BIM, to various other applications in other industries, we are able to offer advice and solutions into your industry needs. 

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