With the latest developments in 3D modelling software we are able to use the photogrammetric processing of digital images to generate 3D spatial data. We can create a fully rendered and incredibly lifelike 3D model that is dimensionally accurate. Crucially, the various stages of the software process also enable the information to be output in useable formats. Such as a point cloud, which is Revit compatible, and 2D rectified Orthophotographs.
One of the many benefits is being able to accurately draw irregular and unusual shaped buildings or structures. It is increasingly considered to be an efficient way to record within the conservation and historic sector. “BIM is arguably more important in the case of significant historic assets, where any change in the historic fabric must be carefully considered and justified.” Historic England