3D Modelling Service

If you’re challenged with creating a 3D model of a project’s mechanical or electrical systems, you’ll understand the need for absolute accuracy and precision. Without the necessary software or enough in-house expertise, this can be a daunting prospect. Trimble’s 3D Modelling Service alleviates such worries and helps you to win bigger and better BIM contracts over time.

Trimble’s 3D Modelling Service will create a BIM model of your project’s mechanical or electrical systems based on the required specifications and standards prescribed to you. These are purpose-built models created to work seamlessly in the practical areas of construction-calibre quantities, schedules, and estimates. All you have to do is specify the format you want the model to be in.

New technologies, standards, and file formats are revolutionising the construction industry and BIM requirements are evolving rapidly. Plenty of MEP companies are worried about having to invest heavily before experiencing any benefit from the opportunities BIM provides.

Using Trimble’s 3D modelling service alleviates such worries while making sure you stay apace with the BIM race.  You simply provide us with existing construction plans, models, fabrication standards –as well as any available MEP system specifications - and our team will create a functional 3D model in accordance with the Level of Detail (LOD) requirements of the project.

It’s as straight-forward as that. There’s no need for your business to familiarise yourself with the intricacies of BIM or to invest in training or technology before winning BIM projects. Similarly, if you already have a small BIM team in house, our 3D modelling services can enable you to work on BIM projects concurrently or bolster your expertise, helping you to win bigger contracts and to develop your BIM offering over time.

Deliverables

  • 3D MEP models
  • Architectural models *
  • Structural models*
  • Hangers*
  • Clash detection against structural and MEP models
  • 6. Fabrication data file*
  • Spool drawings*
  • Bill of materials
  • Field layout points*
  • Penetration/sleeve drawings*
  • Constructability reports

 

*Depending on project LOD

Level of Detail

 

 

LOD 200

 

Level 200

Model with approximate quantities, size, shape, location, and orientation.

  • Ducts/Gravity pipe/Pressure pipes/FP Pipes: Risers and primary horizontal runs modeled with the same material.
  • All fittings modeled with the default object.
  • Primary equipment is modeled as a box with generic enveloping geometry.

 

 

LOD 300

 

Level 300

Model contains system quantity, size, shape, location, and orientation detail.

  • Ducts/Gravity pipes/Pressure pipes: All runs with a diameter of 2" and above are modeled.
  • All fittings modeled with the best matching fitting available in the Vico MEP Virtual Warehouse
  • Rigid conduits: All runs with a diameter of 3" or larger are modeled

 

 

LOD 350

 

Level 350

Model contains system quantity, size, shape, location, and orientation detail and interfaces with other building systems.

  • Ducts: flanges are modeled
  • Straight runs are modeled in segments per shop drawing piece length information
  • Ducts/Gravity pipes/pressure pipes: All runs with a diameter of 3/4" or larger are modeled
  • FP pipes: Runs of all sizes modeled
  • Flex connections to fixtures are modeled

 

 

LOD 400

 

Level 400

Model contains system quantity, size, shape, location, and orientation detail with detailing, fabrication, assembly, and installation information.

  • Ducts: Straight runs modeled in segments per shop drawing piece length information
  • Pressure pipes: Runs of all sizes modeled
  • All fittings modeled with the best matching fitting available in the Vico MEP Virtual Warehouse
  • Flexible conduits are modeled.
  • "Primary fixtures are Modeled with exact geometry per submittal information"
  • Instrumentation and controls: Modeled with detailed geometry to represent the outer limits of the fixture

 

 

LOD 500

 

Level 500

Model contains system quantity, size, shape, location, and orientation detail with detailing, fabrication, assembly, and installation information…And includes secondary objects.

*Includes all previous LOD deliverables as well as:

  • Secondary fixtures are modeled with exact geometry.
  • All available pipe, duct and electrical connection points of secondary fixtures and controls are defined per submittals

 

 

Our recommended standard LOD is Level 350 which offers the best balance between 3D accuracy, estimating accuracy and time investment.

Trimble 3D Modelling Service

For more information about you can request a consultation or call 0800 028 28 28.