Sketchup 4D scheduling
Now a days 3D modeling and 4D scheduling & visualization play an important role to facilitate the complex phase of the construction project. 4D modeling merges 3D drawings with a construction schedule and presents the sequence of construction over time. Project Managers are able to understand a construction schedule more instantly and predict & plan for delays and inaccuracies.
Global Associates utilizes synchro project constructor, a plugin for google Sketchup, that can work as a scheduling and project controlling tool for visualizing how construction phases will take place. Synchro Project Constructor is purposely intended to work with SketchUp models. Synchro Project Constructor incorporates models/3D drawing from SketchUp and then coordinates them with a project timeline on a spreadsheet. This lead to a visual and spatial illustration of construction as it takes places during time.
The plugin empower the project manager to get geometry from SketchUp into Synchro with a distinctive ID affixed to each component. Project Managers are able to modify their SketchUp models and port those alterations back to Synchro while iterating on designs.
The plugin can also import SketchUp Files as well as MS Project and Primavera and applied its attributes to generate a 4D simulation of the construction procedure.
Global Associates can also convert 2D shop drawings into 3D models by applying SketchUp and combine the Oracle Primavera P6 schedule with the model to achieve true 4D schedule useful for construction sequencing.
Besides there are other sketchup plugins like 4D Virtual Builder Light current version: 1.2, 4D Virtual Builder Pro current version: 1.2, 4D Virtual Builder Ultimate 2.0 which can be utilized to generate 4D models entirely in sketchup (with the use of 4D functions).