New 3D Modelling application to save money and time

The most accurate and up-to-date geographic data now available for the first time in new application suitable for BIM projects.

OS Model Builder is a new visualisation tool that can support projects, including Level 2 BIM activities, and will save the construction industry and its clients’ time and money when planning future projects.

OS Model Builder is the result of an exciting new collaboration between Cadline and Ordnance Survey (OS) to provide Autodesk Infraworks 360 customers with a single source of Great Britain’s most accurate and up-to-date collection of geographic data, all presented in a pre-configured CAD-ready file that can be used to create 2 and 3D building or infrastructure models in minutes rather than days or weeks. The application is available over the web, runs on any device and can be trialled for free.

Its simplicity and ease of use means OS Model Builder has many powerful implications for the industry.

OS Model Builder can help you:

  • Evaluate the risks and costs of projects from your desk, eliminating time consuming and costly travel to numerous sites.
  • Improve the speed of informed decision making.
  • Provide clients with stunning visual representations, helping them easily understand the various aspects of a project while at the same time increasing their customer care.
  • Keep the project delivery team and the supply chain focused throughout the lifespan of a project by using the same visuals and data as the goal to work towards.

Gary McDonald, OS Strategic Relationship Manager, who was integral to forging the partnership with Cadline, says: “OS listened to feedback from the building industry and the result is OS Model Builder, a leap forward in bringing our world-class data under one roof and removing previous licensing hassles. We are also aware that when you’re dealing with multi-million pound projects and making important decisions, you don’t want the risk of relying on inferior and inaccurate geographic data. You want the best and most current picture to work from. Cadline has taken this concept and in OS Model Builder they have created an application that is easy to use and delivers quick, effective results that are in line with government BIM targets.”

Richard Robertson, Cadline Business Development Director says: “Cadline has a wealth of experience disparately spread across CAD/BIM, GIS and bespoke application development. With our new Ordnance Survey partnership, it’s a great opportunity to bring these elements together into an innovative solution, offering even more value to existing and future clients. It has been a pleasure working with OS, where their “can do” approach has allowed us to achieve ground breaking technology in a fast paced and exciting market.”

The application can be trialed free here: http://osmb.cadlinedev.co.uk/modelbuilder/

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Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping authority, keeping 460 million geographical features updated to provide an accurate picture of the country. We collect, maintain and distribute the most accurate and up-to-date geographic information (GI) of the whole country that government, business and individuals all rely upon. From our surveyors on the ground, measuring and tracking changes; our planes that maintain our aerial photography of Great Britain; data technology specialists who build and maintain our bespoke IT systems; and product experts redefining how customers can benefit from our data, we all have one vision: to be the content provider of choice for location-based information. Our iconic maps are one of our most recognised brands, but these days digital data accounts for 93% of our business. Demand for accurate, accessible, high-quality GI has never been so high. Our database holds an entire digital map of the country with 460 million features and we work day-in, day-out to keep it up-to-date. We build products to meet our customers' needs and support our emergency services with vital road and land information, and provide data to utility companies to make sure you can get water and gas supplies to your home. From ensuring optimum routes for refuse collection to getting your shopping to your door – our work is all around you.SpecialtiesGeographical information, Web services, Cartography, Leisure maps, Geospatial data management, Surveying, Innovation, GeoVation, GIS, Paper maps, Digital maps

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“OS listened to feedback from the building industry and the result is OS Model Builder, a leap forward in bringing our world-class data under one roof and removing previous licensing hassles. We are also aware that when you’re dealing with multi-million pound projects and making important decisions, you don’t want the risk of relying on inferior and inaccurate geographic data. You want the best and most current picture to work from. Cadline has taken this concept and in OS Model Builder they have created an application that is easy to use and delivers quick, effective results that are in line with government BIM targets.”
Gary McDonald, OS Strategic Relationship Manager
“Cadline has a wealth of experience disparately spread across CAD/BIM, GIS and bespoke application development. With our new Ordnance Survey partnership, it’s a great opportunity to bring these elements together into an innovative solution, offering even more value to existing and future clients. It has been a pleasure working with OS, where their “can do” approach has allowed us to achieve ground breaking technology in a fast paced and exciting market.”
Richard Robertson, Cadline Business Development Director