BIM & CAD Visualisation

3D & 4D BIM

Graphically illustrating your project and time schedule provides a clear and easy display of your intentions with regard to completing a construction project. To accompany the critical path schedules we prepare, Solid Support employs in-house CAD visualisers, to graphically illustrate and communicate the project works. CAD visualisation is a powerful tool that has a positive effect on project approvals and helps saving time and money during pre-construction and construction.

Our services are costed based on the value and complexity of the project. The difference between our company and most others is we employ both the construction consultants / planners and visualisers in-house. This enables a better understanding of the ‘smarts’ the contractor wants to include on the drawings.

2D Site Plans

Our comprehensive 2D visual documents highlight the complexities & detail within a project may be problematic to convey via text. Following your input regarding the proposed construction method, cranage or other materials handling locations, etc., we will prepare site management 2D diagrams. These will outline the proposed work zones, directional arrows, etc. to indicate the order of the proposed building construction, access points, scaffolding, hoardings and materials handling that will need to employ in order to meet the projects objectives in pictorial form.

2D Site Plan
Photo overlay

Photo-overlays / photo matching

We overlay existing photos of your construction location (i.e., Nearmaps or site photos) with your proposed methodology, site establishment or traffic management. This option is perfect for communicating your high over construction methodology in a few slides. 

3D Staging Plans

By embedding data into the simple 2D model, we’re able to create a three-dimensional representation of your site plans. This gives every stakeholder on the project a better, more natural and intuitive way to understand the proposed construction process (methodology) and design of your project. We create 3D BIM models using software such as Sketchup and Revit or work with the models that you provide. With the 3D BIM model, we create 3D Staging Diagrams and Materials Handling Plans, allowing you to communicate your projects work. 

3D Staging Plans
3D Turn Table

3D Turn Table

3D Turn Table is a video animation of your 3D Staging Diagrams. Our BIM Consultants import the 3D Staging Diagrams in our Animation software and set up camera positions that will pivot to show the best view of the methodology sequence. 3D Turn Tables give a complete view of your 3D model and are a great asset for Post Tender Presentations for example. 

360-degree Virtual Reality (VR)

Immerse yourself in the virtual environment of your own project. Interact with your 3D model & see the impact of your logistic plans in real time settings. These impressive platforms can provide innovative ways to optimise solutions for everyday construction sequencing problems.

4D Simulations / Animations

4D BIM is a true game-changer in terms of efficiency and budget for construction projects. By linking scheduling activities to the 3D model, you can accurately and clearly explain how your structure and the surrounding site will visually appear at each construction stage, even to the less technically minded. Showcase your construction methodology with utmost accuracy. Our skilled consultants & visualisers work together creating realistic representations of your project in action. We create 4D animations with Synchro or 3DS, either by the models you provide or by the models that we create. Our 4D Simulations include:

  • Site logistics such as site establishment plans, materials handling and site traffic
  • Construction staging and sequencing
  • Landscape and surroundings of your site

Construction Animation (4D with voiceover)

Excite your potential clients with a Construction Animation. Our team will craft a Construction Animation to communicate your winning vision for the project. Ideally suited to projects where you want to communicate a unique offering to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

Early engagement is key to this type of jobs success and establishing the unique offerings early in the work winning process will enable Solid Support to compliment the ideas with stunning visuals. The final product can include a professional voice over of a script that you provide. Each animation will be bespoke to the job and your unique offering. 

National BIM Manager

Jim Gao, National BIM Manager

Jim has 8 years of experience with modelling and designing in the Construction Industry. Jim leads a team of talented animators, modellers and design people to create site images, 3D staging diagrams, animation and 4D visualisations. He is an expert in providing products to communicate construction concepts that make sense to all project stakeholders.

Email address: jimg@solidsupport.com.au

Phone: 0426 264 539