Case Study: Tramway, by Stageport
In 2019, Glasgow’s internationally renowned multi-arts space, Tramway, began working closely with Stageport, providers of digital surveying and pre-visualisation services to the UK performing arts and entertainment industry, to develop a set of digital assets to exploit the benefits of increased connectivity including:
- Access and share detailed facilities information.
- Share enhanced access information.
- Visualise designs in 3D to assist with planning.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in government restrictions temporarily closing the Tramway performing arts centre in an effort to lower
the risk of virus transmission and keep people safe.
To help plan the safe reopening of Tramway, Stageport sought to use the 3D models of the centre in 3D Repo’s digital platform for BIM data so that all stakeholders could collaborate on the model together in the cloud.
However, with many people now working from home, screen sharing while navigating a 3D model posed new challenges including slow internet which often resulted disconnections from a meeting or broken audio which made it difficult to communicate. To address these challenges, Stageport used 3D Repo’s Presenter Mode feature to help them with:
Instead of screen sharing, Stageport were able to access their models in the 3D Repo cloud with presenters each taking turns to navigate the model and updates in 3D space happening in real-time.
Using a 3D model meant that Stageport could plan and collaborate without the need to visit the physical site and adhere to social distancing and work from home rules.
Planning in 3D
Visualise and discuss installations, staff deployment, audience flow and queuing all while navigating the 3D model in real-time.