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This is a guest post by Eleco Software, 3D home design developers. 

The process for designing and building homes has changed drastically over recent years, especially with the wider adoption of 3D design software across the industry. According to Eleco Software, 3D home design developers, it means that we can be even more accurate and agile when designing people’s dream homes.

It provides unprecedented insights into each stage of the building project. Used by architects, designers and the team on site to enhance collaboration and simplify the planning and correction process, it makes drawing plans in a professional manner and creating floor plans to scale with exact measurements, side elevations and cross sections more efficient and responsive.

It allows homebuilders, self-builders and architects the opportunity to visualise what the house will look like before it has been built, thus giving the opportunity to experiment with different designs. There are many different 3D design software’s on the market and using a few in conjunction with each other can be very beneficial. You can begin by producing the 2D plans and 3D aspect. Then move on to render a 3D model to picture quality, add animation and emotion that really brings the project to life.

Prevent costly mistakes:
CAD software allows us to test the tolerance and stress factors of a house before the building work has been carried out, therefore saving money, time and potential catastrophic mistakes. Therefore, being able to access the whole building project before it has been constructed allows you to correct matters before it is too late. As a consequence, this reduces the amount of changes that need to be made to the plan during the construction process.

Save time & estimate:
A number of professionals still use pen and paper when producing plans and designs for houses but CAD software can produce the same work in a shorter time period. When designing in 2D it is usually done in numerous stages one for each view which again leaves room for mistakes whereas in 3D the design is completed as one model.

Furthermore, 3D software can serve as an effective communications tool between the designer and the architect. The 3D model can be shared digitally for review where proposed changes can be put forward and quickly, which also saves a lot of time and money.

In addition, some CAD programs have built in cost estimators that forecast how much material is needed and at which price, meaning we can ensure we stick to our 6-month build process and customers have a confirmed moving day.

Visualise the finished product:
Taking this one step further, the team are able to take a virtual walk through in a photorealistic manner. It is even possible to make use of 3D printers to create a physical model too. Technological advances like these are excellent for providing detail and customisation tailored to every plot of land and each development’s exact requirements. Also any proposed changes can be made with the click on a button.

It is now becoming the norm for architects and builders to have floor plan software in their tool box to improve  efficiency and the aesthetic look of their designs. When buying a new build home, you can be sure that it has been designed using these solutions, to ensure the finished product is an exact match to the vision purchased off-plan.

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