Paul Geraedts

Do more with your architecture sketch: turn it into an online visualization

Showing your architecture sketch directly to your client brings about its very own challenges. All too often, your client is unfamiliar with your sketching program and will not be able to effectively understand your architecture sketch. So what can you do to make that process easier for your client?

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Streamline your client’s experience

A lot of it comes down to the process of streamlining your client’s experience and making sure that what you show them is something that they can relate to. Obviously, your client doesn’t know much about architecture sketches to begin with, so in order to make them understand it’s best to make your architecture sketch relatable to your client.

This can be done in the traditional way, by creating a 3D visualization and sending it to them. However, this is often done by the end of the modeling process. Sometimes you just want to show your clients your progress on the architecture sketch you are creating for them. A great way to do that is to turn your architecture sketch into an online visualization

Your client wants to be involved

Keeping your client involved throughout the architecture sketching process isn’t something you should underestimate. Modern technology has created a significant shift in client awareness over the last ten to twenty years. In other words: your client is just as familiar with the possibilities of the internet as you are. And a client that spends so much time in front of a screen will require an involved, online approach. Luckily, there is a solution to keep your client involved online throughout the whole modeling process: from the first architecture sketch all the way down to the final model. 

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Use Xuver to visualize your architecture sketch

Xuver is an online platform that allows architects and 3D designers alike to show their designs to their clients in an interactive way. With Xuver, you create an interactive 3D model that you and your clients can walk through with their own 3D figure (the avatar). This is a unique way of showing your designs that not only involves your clients, but makes your designs easy to comprehend at the same time. You and your clients will be able to walk around inside the 3D model as if it was a real life viewing. 

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Interactive online visualization

Another unique aspect of Xuver is that your 3D visualized architecture sketch is shown and shared online by sending the browser link to your clients. After opening the link, they can already stroll around inside the 3D model, together with you. And that’s where the interactivity of Xuver comes to play. By adding a voice module, it’s possible to discuss the model live, while walking around with the avatars. This makes Xuver effectively a platform to organize an online viewing for all your architecture sketches. That’s right: no one has to move away from their own locations. Conduct viewings straight from your office chair, while your clients sit on their living room couch. 

This makes Xuver effectively a platform to organize an online viewing for all your architecture sketches. That’s right: no one has to move away from their own locations. Conduct viewings straight from your office chair, while your clients sit on their living room couch. 

The benefits for you

In short, your client will be able to understand your architecture sketch better, and will get a sense of involvement in the general process. You can show them your visualized architecture sketch online in every stage of the modeling phase. Is your client not sure about how big their new garage expansion will be?

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Show a few different options quickly online in Xuver, and get a quick approval on one of them. No lengthy meetings and long traveling times to the location: simply send your client the browser link, agree on a time for a short meeting and hear what they think.Besides the obvious time-saving benefits of Xuver, this will give the modern client that sense of involvement and feeling of value that they are looking for. 

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