5 Reasons You Need to Implement 3D Design Software
“A picture speaks a thousand words” and clients are ready to listen.
In the hunt for continual improvement in your business, it’s often a great thing to look at how you’re currently doing things and see if there is room enhancing your products or services through innovation and technology.
For cabinetmakers, builder or designers, one of the most prevalent problems is the struggle in effectively connecting a potential client with your vision for their project and ensuring you’re both on the same wave-length in terms of expected outcomes of the final product.
You wouldn’t buy a new house blindfolded, so why should we expect clients to have to visualise their new kitchen or bathroom from some line drawings or plans before giving the go ahead?
Today, the advent of technology has allowed us to create 3D renders of projects with minimal effort.
This is something which is hugely advantageous because after all, there is no better way to understand and have a feel for a new design than to see exactly how it is going to look.
3D designs allow your potential customers to visualise their new projects rather than having to rely on their imagination, allowing features like finger-pull doors and drawers to really shine through and give the client a true representation of how it will look in their room.
Take a moment to think about the way you are currently designing…now how well do you think you could handle these customer request on the spot:
“I want to see that kitchen design with a different laminate”.
“I’d like to check out the drawers with brass handles”.
“Now I want no handles”.
“I’d like the size of those 3 cabinets to be different, and change that one from doors to drawers”.
What’s your answer going to be? “I’m sorry, I’m gonna have to get back to you on that one”?
With a 3D design tool, many of these complex changes (difficult to change on a 2D line drawing) could, in fact, be relatively small changes which only takes a few seconds.
3D design is not just a fast and efficient way to improve your sales process, but also an avenue for up-selling your prospects. When you present a design to the client, you have the opportunity to show different or better options with relative ease. You’ll also be better equipped to make informed decisions on a design that’s perfect for your clients by getting real-time feedback.
As 3D presentations of projects begin creeping into your area and become ‘normal’ with your clients, you’re fast going to be hit with the question of ‘can I see my design in 3D?’. Answer with “No” and you run the risk of your clients not having the confidence that you’ll be able to provide them with exactly the design/project they are after and you may even lose the customer to another business who does complement their sales process with a 3D design.
Here are five reasons why you need to invest in 3D design software in your business, and fast.
1. Understanding traditional 2D floor plans and elevations is difficult.
It is no question that many people struggle to understand hand drawings and 2D plans. While some customers can get the general idea from a floor plan, they may still have trouble visualising how the design is going to look.
Being able to see and experience a design in 3D will help your customers understand how their kitchen is going to be set-out and get a real feeling of the finished environment.
The more your clients can understand the look and feel of your design, the more comfortable they’ll be at making the end decision of parting with their hard-earned cash.
2. Designs can change and evolve in real time, during meetings with your clients.
Meetings are the best way to include customers in the design process and to make sure nothing is overlooked. Customers will always bring up design questions, and changes can be made to the design during the meeting for instant results.
With a great 3D design program, the ability to make a change and re-render the design in front of your customers is more than achievable, it’s a reality.
3. 3D designs can cut down on changes after construction has begun.
Reducing the number of changes during manufacturing and installation cuts the development cost of the project substantially. If your clients are able to visualise what the finished product will look like, it will reduce the number of concerns & potential changes during project completion.
The ability to communicate clearly with customers while showing design specifications or any final modification before the production process has begun is highly important. Through a 3D design, you’ll be able to achieve this. (not sure what we are saying in this paragraph)
4. Drawing designs by hand is time-consuming.
It’s no question that traditional hand drawings are time-consuming. Erase, cross-out, fix up and repeat. Hours upon hours later, and you’ve finally got something to show. But how many times have you found that you need to explain your drawing to the customer? This is not only time-consuming, but it is also embarrassing. In a perfect world, the customer will be happy with what you’ve presented, but cross your fingers that a change isn’t required in the drawing, as you’ll be back to the drawing board and more often than not you’ll end up having to redraw the whole design.
With your 3D design program, your new edge in business is having the ability to WOW your customers with a photo-quality picture – all without spending hours slaving away with pen and paper to create your design. What are you going to do with all your saved time?
5. Stand out in the market.
It’s no surprise that the home renovating industry is popular. What would it mean to you and your business to stand out amongst a crowd? Creating and presenting visually impressive projects will not only attract more clients but will also boost the chances of your business standing out against your competitors, helping you to get more market share, more sales and charge a premium for your work.
Get the first-in bonus and the chance to cement yourself as the leaders in your field by adapting 3D technology in your sales process today.
3D rendering is already being used by thousands of building professionals. Ask yourself, ‘how important is it for me to keep up with the demands of such a competitive market?’
Clients are bombarded with options when looking for someone to take control of their new renovation, so it is important to keep the competitive edge and stand out so you don’t get left behind with the evolving market.
Want to know how you can get a step ahead today? Get in touch with us to learn about how KD Max 3D design software can revolutionise the way you do business. Chat with one of our consultants to see how easily you can begin creating great 3D presentations.