Stage 2 - Collecting data
All available drawings and details are considered: plans, elevations, sections, special details, landscaping design, photos, renderings and 3d digital models. We require detailed information on proposed colours and materials so we can get the model looking as close to the design intent as possible.
The scale might be 1:5 for a piece of machinery, 1:100 for an apartment building, or 1:1000 for an urban planning model. In each case, the information required is quite different. So an apartment tower model won't need much interior design information but for a single apartment model, that same interior information would be critical to that model. Again, the purpose of the model defines this.