Travelling to your clients to present a design project can take quite a bit of time. However, these meetings are very necessary to keep everyone in the loop and can hardly be skipped. Or can they? Over the last few years, there has been a great increase in using online technology for different types of communication. How can these technologies help you as an architect?
Late meetings and long travelling times
When new clients approach you to build their dream home, you are eager to take on the job and start with the modelling process. During this process, it is mandatory to stay in close contact with your clients, in order to avoid any misunderstanding about certain design choices. A misinformed client can have unrealistic expectations of what is possible, and may not understand why you made certain choices without their consent.
But keeping everyone in the loop can be a challenge, especially when it comes to designing for a private party (the future house owners). These people usually have busy schedules with work, sports and other appointments during the day, meaning that you can often only meet them at after-work hours. This results in working late hours and delays in decision making, as meetings have to be scheduled well in advance and showing a 3D design is hard, if not impossible, to do over the phone.
Meet online instead
But many of those (late) meetings can be avoided while keeping your client informed becomes easier. With Xuver, you can meet your clients inside your 3D design, a virtual world created in the browser that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Instead of meeting up, you can show your clients the in-browser 3D design and get a quick agreement that will speed up the overall progress significantly. You can now present a design project in moments!
This is how Xuver helps: You and your clients walk in and around their future dream home as if it was already built. To provide a sense of scale, everyone inside the model has their own 3D figure, the avatar. While inside, you can use the voice module to talk about everything regarding the model and you can use the laser pointer to point out things that need special attention.
Benefits for you
This approach towards your client also has benefits for you, the architect. Xuver users say that by using Xuver, they cut their actual meeting time up to 50%. That means spending less time in your car, Airplane or other forms of transportation travelling to your clients while giving them an excellent tool to visualize and experience their new house. Decisions can be made faster and your clients will be happier as they know exactly what the project is going to look like.
Another major benefit of using Xuver is that your target audience is now the whole world. Because you are unlimited by geographic factors, you can now take on interesting and lucrative design opportunities from all over the world. Are you based in the US but your client is in Europe? With Xuver, you can show them all your 3D designs in real-time, without breaking a sweat.
Benefits for your client
But your clients are the ones who will reap the most benefits of Xuver. As their technical knowledge is not as extensive as yours, it is important that they have a clear picture in mind of what their future home is going to look like.
Walking inside the 3D design with an avatar is as close as it gets to a real-life viewing, which makes it easier to understand your design. If they want to, they can also access the 3D design without you, to just walk around it with friends and family or to take a look at it whenever they please. This will provide them with a way to experience their new home before it is even built and for you to present a design project quickly and easily.
Get started now
Xuver is available for SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Revit and IFC files. Make your designs available to clients through a quick and easy registration. Would you like to learn more about Xuver? Check out our website. Or follow the button below to sign up and start today.