How can we model and insert a fence object in a project using BIM software for architecture?
Here’s a new study regarding the various possible uses of BIM software.
Starting from a generic residence project, we’ll be taking a look at the choices made by the architects who designed it, and in particular, how they designed specific solutions using a BIM software for architecture.
We’ll continue to study the choices made for Park House, a superb residence created by the A-cero architectural firm based in Madrid. We have selected the various details that form this project with a BIM design software. More specifically with the Edificius BIM software by ACCA.
In our previous editions we have analyzed how certain interventions were accomplished by inserting and modeling specific elements such as a spiral staircase and a pool in the outside area.
Today we’ll take a look at how the creation and insertion of another important design element was approached; an entity that is often required when finishing off our projects externally: the external perimeter fences.
Selection and modeling of a fence object in a project using BIM
Once we have chosen the appropriate panel type, we can then access its editor to modify its geometry according to our needs.
The video below shows these phases and how the editing features work. .
Inserting a fence object in an architectural BIM project
At this stage, the panel design is now finished so we can switch to the terrain modelling environment and define the fence perimeter by using the “landscaping wall” object. Going back to the architectural design environment, we can now position the edited panel, as seen before.
By concluding the modelling process, we can take advantage of the materials and textures section of the catalogue to assign the desired surface finish.
The fencing object is now correctly defined and in place but to give it a much more realistic touch, we definitely need some vegetation. Switching to the terrain modelling environment again, we can start to place some trees, bushes or even plants by choosing them from the program’s catalogue and setting their size and type of distribution.
The real time rendering engine allows us to see a realistic simulation of the entire project.