Paul Geraedts

Visualizing architecture the right way: online, immersive and interactive

Ever since the beginning of time, visualizing architecture has been an important part of every architect’s professional life. And although there are many different techniques available to explain your design to your clients, it’s always a bit of a search to find the right way to do so. Luckily, you can make online technology work for you. In this article we explain to you how to do this.

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Don’t expect your client to automatically understand your 3D drawings

Your 3D sketches might be as clear as day for you, however for your client that is often not the case. Since their technical knowledge is little to none, showing them your design directly from the (digital) drawing board, will often lead to many misunderstandings and lengthy explanations. That’s why visualizing architecture was invented. When you visualize your model into something that your clients can actually see in front of them, everything will become a lot clearer. So what does your architecture visualization really need to make your client understand it without much trouble? 

Make your architecture visualization interactive

Interactivity should be an important factor when visualizing architecture designs to your clients. By using interactive features in your architecture visualization platform, you can often explain your designs just a little better. Examples of these features can be a laser pointer that points out different parts of your design that need some explanation, or showing and hiding objects like walls and ceilings, just to get a better look at the design. Lastly, you can use a built-in voice module to talk to your clients when viewing the model together, even when they are on the other side of the world. 

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Visualizing architecture with an immersive 3D model

Besides interactivity, online technology also allows you to create a truly immersive version of your 3D design. Did you know that you can turn your 3D file into an immersive model that you can walk through together with your clients? With a 3D figure, the avatar, you and your clients can navigate your way around as easily as if it were an viewing in real life. In this manner, your clients can truly immerse themselves into a 3D design and explaining what it will look like becomes easier than ever. 

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Architecture visualization: the online way! 

Lastly, it is possible to share and view your models completely online. That means that you can just send your clients a browser link to the 3D version of your design and they can enter at will. By showing your 3D design online you will provide an excellent communication service to your clients, while at the same time reducing traveling time between you and your clients by about fifty percent. In other words: no one needs to leave their own location to view your architecture visualization!

Visualizing architecture with Xuver

All of the above features, and many, many more, can be found in one handy online platform: Xuver. With Xuver, you can turn the 3D files you already have (SketchUp, Revit, ARCHICAD or IFC) rapidly into an interactive, immersive and online 3D visualization. Simply send your clients the online link and invite them inside your 3D visualization. Explaining your designs was never this easy. Xuver can be tried out for free by following the button below. 

Save time and money

With Xuver, we are visualizing architecture in a way that is online, immersive and interactive. You will be able to explain all you 3D models better, quicker and more efficient to your clients. Save time and money and start using Xuver today. In case you would like to learn more, feel free to contact us.

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