A few days ago our friends at BIM Facility AG sent through a new version of the Revit model for the iconic NEST building.
This version is much more complete: it has the award-winning Urban Mining and Recycling Unit modelled, as well as having a significant amount of additional detail (furniture, etc.) elsewhere in the building.
The DFAB House has also received a makeover, getting more realistic materials, plus the ability to see into its ground floor and robotically-printed supporting wall.
Considering all the hard work the BIM Facility team has put into making this version so much better, we decided to spend some serious time cleaning up the experience inside Dasher 360. We’ve fixed quite a few quirks with the display of the model, especially with regards to floor-by-floor display.
The quality of the modelling is really outstanding. Navigating through the building in first person mode is impressively realistic (having visited the building many times I can attest to this).
Although admittedly there are still pieces of the model that are slightly ahead of reality: you can go inside and check out the area beneath the HiLo roof, for instance (which is still under construction).
All the IoT-centric capabilities are still working, of course, and with the changes to the floor-by-floor navigation, the heatmap animations are even more compelling.
There’s no need to take my word for all this, of course: head on over to Dasher360.com and try it out for yourself (just click “Demo” on the main page to load the NEST model).
In case you don’t have time to play, but do have time to watch a short video, here’s a recording I just made of “Kiosk Mode” running through some features of this model.
A big thanks to Matthias Wasem, Miriam Parlati and the rest of the team at BIM Facility who worked on improving this model, as well as to Reto Largo and the team at NEST for their ongoing support for this project.