Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many construction projects stopped working on sites altogether while those that did remain open asked all non-essential staff to work from home. The subsequent lockdowns uncovered new problems for remote working and BIM coordination, with choppy audio and video during teleconferencing becoming the new norm for many people working from home. Adding in tasks such as 3D rendering made screen sharing near impossible for many AEC professionals. The combined load of 3D rendering with screen sharing can cause serious connectivity issues resulting in jittering, loss of audio and eventual network throttling at both the sending and receiving end.
Leveraging our existing cloud-based digital construction platform, the team at 3D Repo developed a novel remote collaboration rendering solution which in combination with advanced caching can significantly reduce the bandwidth and latency requirements during teleconferencing when collaborating on large 3D BIM models. Now, multiple users can collaborate on a shared model driven by a single presenter.
To illustrate the benefits of the presenter mode, we’ll show an example using the B3 federation of structural and MEP 3D models from the Canary Wharf – Wood Wharf New District Development project as shown in the image below.