Creating “Live” Details from a 3D Model
December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
ALL MEMBERS – Timothy Ball with jhd Architects rarely draws in 2D. He prefers to resolve design and construction details in 3D. “You can’t fake it in 3D,” says Ball. “And you have the confidence that what you are designing can actually be built. It’s really the development of the idea of a virtual building.” This philosophy allows Ball to build a project from the safety of his computer, then hand over the prototype to the builder knowing that it is done right.
Instead of using the conventional detail tool (it breaks the connection between the model and the drawing and does not allow for embedded data to be linked), Ball focuses on 3D details. During this In-Practice session he will share how he displays complex profiles on drawings of different scales. He’ll start with an overview of the basics of creating details in 3D and will delve into:
- Creating vent paths and membranes in details
- Using bespoke line types for vent paths in composites such as roofs
- Examining General Arrangement drawings vs Detail Representation
- Developing outline section and plan drawings suitable for 1/100 or 1/50 scale “General Arrangement” drawings via Graphic Override
- Demonstrating how specification text links to specifications for the project
Timothy Ball, JHD Architects – Passionate about contemporary architecture and music, Tim is an expert in the use of 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) software that speeds up the building process and reduces costs. As well as designing in BIM, he advises others on implementing BIM to improve productivity and deliver better buildings. He is an advanced user of a BIM authoring software called ARCHICAD and has spoken regularly at ARCHICAD Summer Schools in Cardiff and Liverpool, The Building Centre and RIBA South East Region events, and authored a chapter for the RIBA’s book “Innovative BIM in Small Practice”. He also lectures on the advanced use of ARCHICAD as part of the Masters of ARCHICAD programme.