SNC-Lavalin’s Australian business unit was an early adopter of Project Wise
Navigator V8i, and integration within the current V8 XM Edition environment
was achieved by using Project Wise distribution services to extract models,
using simple batch files to automate scheduled model creation, and managing
overlay files in Project Wise V8 XM Edition.
Project Wise Navigator V8i ensures a stable, intelligent, and detailed review
model to present to project teams and the client’s engineering staff. Reviewers
provide feedback via mark-ups, and engineers provide direct 3D input into the
design process. Model load times are reduced by up to 80 percent, with model
sizes reduced by up to 60 percent, and clashes are resolved sooner.
Lot 1910 Silverleaf
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Strong Designs is a small residential design firm specializing in custom homes
for the Scottsdale, Ariz., desert environment. Considerations include height
restrictions, massing relative to natural grades, exterior materials, old-world
style design, and other client criteria. MicroStation allows the company to
communicate with clients through visualization tools that demonstrate how a
design is in harmony with the environment and fulfills their criteria.
MicroStation enables the designers to do accurate lot slope analysis to
minimize cut-and-fill discrepancies. They can complete the conceptual design
more quickly and satisfy the various design review committees and clients.
This time savings is a major factor in reducing overall project costs and allaying
client concerns, as was the case for this $3.6 million Silverleaf home.