The main value from 4D is derived from using it proactively to visualize the construction sequence. Another benefit is the ability to run what-if scenarios to determine optimum scheduling and resource management. Also, by linking 3D drawings to a project schedule, all project stakeholders, from the owner to the tiling subcontractor, can see how the project is supposed to progress. VirtualSTEP Products include 4D Project Navigator, Conflict Coordinator, Project Reporter, and Project Analyzer. All these products are web-based.
Fact Sheet ID Number
virtualstep, 4d, simulation, construction
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "VirtualSTEP: 4D simulation" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 161.