When 3D printing architectural models, you combine the precision of virtual 3D modeling with the tangibility of a physical object. Architects used to create scale models mostly out of wood or foam, but more and more of them are embracing the benefits of 3D printing their newest designs.
A 3D printed object makes your design tangible. So a detailed scale model of the final project can be a valuable way of communicating your design idea(s) to your colleagues
Gone are the days where 3D prints looked pixelated and rough. Professional 3D printers now print architectural models with a considerable level of detail and fairly smooth surfaces. Additionally, you can choose from a wide range of materials.
3D printing allows you to be more flexible with your models. If the client requests a change, you can simply edit the file, share it with colleagues and re-print the object. If you need a second scale model you can simply print it again. That’s the beauty of 3D modeling and 3D printing – you are always in full control.