Synergies between Revit and Twinmotion or how to achieve the greatest benefit when designing a control center

control center design with Twinmotion

In a previous article that you can read here, we mentioned the possibilities that virtual reality tools such as Twinmotion combined with Revit offer in the development of design consultancies in a collaborative work environment. But what do these tools consist of?

Autodesk Revit is the most widely used BIM software currently and we use it to create families of products and unified models of all the disciplines involved, including all the necessary graphic and parametric information, from which the necessary plans, documents and files can be generated to define a project.

Twinmotion is a software that allows the 3D visualization of these models made with Revit in real time, facilitating collaborative work in the development of projects and allowing high quality images, panoramas, standard videos and 360º videos to be obtained.

Imagen obtenida del modelo de Revit
Image obtained from Revit model
Imagen obtenida del modelo de Twinmotion
Image obtained from Twinmotion model

When it comes to designing a control center, the integration of Twinmotion with Revit offers great advantages that can significantly improve the work process, providing great added value for the end client. Below we will mention some of the key benefits of using these tools in this process:

Real-time design validation:

Twinmotion’s real-time rendering capabilities allow you to instantly validate and visualize Revit models, including material finishes and lighting effects. This allows us to quickly evaluate various design options, iterate ideas, and validate decisions with our clients in the moment, leading to more efficient and collaborative design processes.

Communication and commitment to the client:

Twinmotion’s high-quality visualizations provide an immersive experience, helping us communicate our design concepts more effectively. The possibility of using objects with interactivity, together with virtual production tools that allow creating, for example, “Led Walls” with dynamic content such as videos or image transitions, allow the client to easily understand the ideas that the design team gives them, very closely feeling the scenarios of his control center.

Control Centre

Likewise, the possibility of merging several imported files into a single model, such as several ranges of technical furniture, together with the ease of turning these “containers” on and off, allow the immediate comparison of different possibilities in the same space. Better understanding and engagement of the client will lead to more agile decision making, reducing the likelihood of misunderstandings and ensuring that project quality expectations are met throughout the design process.

Collaborative work:

The ease of use of Twinmotion and the possibility of implementing changes from the BIM model in real time make it suitable for carrying out workshops between the client and the design team. That is, fully interactive and collaborative design processes, encouraging a more participatory design approach and allowing clients to provide immediate feedback on design iterations.

Simplified design review:

Direct synchronization and interconnection between Twinmotion and Revit ensures that all changes made in Revit can be automatically incorporated into finished visualizations rendered in real time in Twinmotion. Thus, for example, moving an operating position, modifying the number or size of monitors or the operator chair in the Revit model will cause it to be updated in the Twinmotion environment automatically.

Thanks to this, it is also possible to reduce the time dedicated to coordination between the design and visualization teams, which allows for more agile project delivery.

GACA KSA Control Room
Improved collaboration with multidisciplinary teams:

Compatibility between different file formats through import/export through Datasmith facilitates collaboration between multidisciplinary teams that use different work tools, such as 3DMax, Revit and even Unreal, ensuring that all aspects of the project (aesthetic, architectural, technical , etc.) are considered and integrated into the design process.

Virtual reality for clients:

Twinmotion allows you to create immersive tours that can be sent to the client, allowing them to delve deeper into the design in a virtual environment without the design team needing to be present. This gives you the opportunity to navigate the proposed space in a calmer and more detailed manner, reviewing aspects of the design that may not have been evaluated in the meetings. Thus, any doubts or changes necessary for your complete satisfaction can be communicated later.

In summary…

The use of Twinmotion with Revit in control center design consultancies provides great advantages: from real-time design validation to better communication and collaboration with the client. These benefits contribute to a faster, more efficient and safer process, ultimately leading to better designed, communicated and understood projects.

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