When you envision three-dimensional city models that you can navigate, explore and alter in virtual reality, there’s a good chance the first thing that comes to mind is a video game, or a sci-fi movie that takes place many years in the future.
These technologies are hardly far-fetched, however. Today, there’s real, practical application for such 3D-modeling software — and it’s helping shape our cities.
Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, for example, is just such an innovative tool. The technology influences how urban planners, architects and government officials plan for the future.
Singapore is one of the forward-thinking cities using the technology in innovative ways. A compact island state, Singapore faces numerous challenges as its population expands. The city-state’s temperatures, for example, can be unbearably hot during certain times of year — but designing for improved wind flow throughout the city can help keep residents comfortable. Read more…