3D Printed Scale Models/Development Models ( DA Models) for Builders and Sydney Councils

3D printing has many distinct advantages over traditional scale model production:

  1. 3D Model files are produced within 3 working days and Architectural Models can be printed within 2-5 days (after the 3D Model file is prepared). Traditional model making takes 4-6 weeks whereas we can provide you with a model and file within 1-2 weeks.
  2. The cost of 3D Printing model is significantly less than handmade models
  3. 3D printed models are more durable and less likely to break if dropped and are water resistant
  4. The models are very accurate and can capture a high level of detail


Architectural Models are typically produced for the following reasons:

  1. Local Council Development Approvals which require a scale model to support the application
  2. To visually communicate a concept to clients in the building industry
  3. Marketing purposes
  4. Display Entertainment as a product supplied to the purchaser of a home

At Arc 3D, we produce:

  • Residential models
  • Commercial building models
  • Interior models
  • 3D physical and virtual models
  • Floor plans

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3D Printing Process:

Arc 3D convert your existing plans into a 3D, print ready file typically in scales 1:50, 1:100, 1:150. We begin our process by File Preparation to produce a 3D compatible file. The input to this process is a file produced from popular programs such as Autodesk, Sketchup and Archicad. We then use a slicer program to ensure that your file is able to be printed without issues, and change the print settings according to the size and complexity of the file. Once we have a printed model we optionally mount it in a presentation box, add landscaping or add colour as required.