BIM FOR SIMULATION AND VISUALIZATION: COMPOUND SUBJECT
Dee Why Town Centre
NSW Department of Commerce
The ability to work in the single Bentley soft-
ware environment for modeling, visualiza-
tion, and animation simplified workflows,
allowing ideas to be quickly tested and devel-
oped without being restricted by the tech-
nology. Extensive use of reference files and
models allowed the team to organize and
manage the large amount of modeling data
that was generated for this project. ;
Warringah council engaged the Government
Architect’s Office to prepare a concept master plan for the Dee Why Town Center. The
master plan was developed over a five-month
period with landowners to ensure an economically viable outcome could be achieved.
The goal was to develop a vision for the city
center as a vibrant, attractive place to work,
live, and shop.
Dee Why is home to about 135,000 residents.
It covers 153 square kilometers and supports
diverse land uses including low-density rural
residential areas, medium-density town centers, commercial, retail, and light industry.
The project involved the use of MicroStation
and Bentley Architecture for 3D modeling,
visualization, and animation of the town center defined in block form. These were generated from constantly changing guidelines,
and the workflow and production cycles
between the design team and the visualization team were complex.