3D Modeling

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3D Revit Modeler

Coast 2 Coast offers a range of architectural 3D modeling services to support the planning and visualization phases of renovation, retrofit, and restoration design.

One of the biggest benefits of utilizing a 3D model is being able to combine information, plans, and designs to create visuals that can accurately represent what the final plant will look like and to easily share them. Ultimately, this leads to better, more innovative designs.

3d Model standardization and available tools have progressed to allow more organizations to implement BIM practices into their workflows. We can help.

Our full scope interior/exterior modeling efforts are usually a mixed detail level. We sometimes find it tricky to talk about the level of detail in AIA terms because we are dealing with existing buildings and do not see what is inside the walls. Often, our clients are looking for certain elements to be in the model such as lighting, electrical finishes, etc. In certain areas, we may include more ornamental details.

Since we tailor the scope and become an extension of your team, the level of detail is flexible and dependent upon your needs and budget. Typically, generic objects are used to represent the overall dimensions of the surveyed elements and more ornamentation is included in areas of focus.

Do you have your own template? Are there particular model families you need to include? Is there a need for a specific zero point, overlay, alignment? We’ll use your templates and your libraries and discuss best practice file organization and modeling preferences. Our goal is to deliver a final product that fits seamlessly into your workflow.

What are practical uses of laser scan data?

  • As Built Documentation – As-built surveys using 3D laser scanning technology, enable 3D modeling for diverse tasks including building reconstruction, space design and enhanced data presentation with augmented reality
  • Building Information Modeling – Using the captured 3D data as the basis of BIM offers a quality control process that eliminates expensive and time-consuming rework by helping teams visualize the current state of the building as it compares with the CAD model
  • Assets and Facility Management – With laser scanning, engineers have a detailed 3D model of power components, machinery, pipework, and other assets which are useful for building management, retrofits, and other facility design tasks
  • Equipment and Building Set-up – Laser scans offer a high degree of accuracy and the repeatability required for equipment and building set-up within the automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding industries

A Better Way of Managing Project Information

It starts with the intelligence gathering and design phases and continues throughout the construction phase into operations.

Point Cloud to Model

Using a point cloud from laser scanning as an exact base of 3D data for modeling, elements are placed in the model based on data captured by the scanning process. All of the important architectural data such as walls, doors, windows, beam, columns, and finishes are modeled as they were in the 3d point cloud. The visual data such as exterior finishing materials also modeled in the software to provide a great starting point for the renovation project.

PDF/CAD to Revit

Already have accurate documentation of the building in AutoCAD or PDF format? We can convert CAD or PDF files to Revit models. Revit software allows Architects to model a building structure and components in 3D, including drafted details from 2D plans, and access building information from the model’s database. By using this model, the architect can have the right perception of the existing condition of the building.


Building Information Models serve as the hub for document management, design collaboration, and coordination. BIM starts with the creation of 3D architectural models using tools like Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Revit then integrates other plans and designs from various AEC design disciplines (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection) and software (Plant 3D, Revit MEP, BIM modules).

VDC Coordination

Clients leverage our consulting and back-office services for their VDC projects to validate designs for any clashes, interferences, etc. During each coordination meeting, the team modifies the base model to reflect design changes indicated by the project lead. Coast 2 Coast team members then complete clash detection analysis and revise the design model. Once modifications are verified by the client, revisions are merged into the federated model.

3D Renderings

3D Renderings of a model provide a realistic view of the project concept. You can choose from 3D exterior renderings, 3D interior renderings, 3D floor plans, 3D video walkthrough, 3D bird eye view, 3D animation services and more.


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