With daily management of 18,000 buildings encompassing 1,850 hectares, the city of Grenoble, France, aims to explore future regeneration programs in its urban redevelopment sectors. To help maintain and optimize internal and external developments, the Urban Planning Department (UPD) was tasked with producing a 3D model of the city that could be shared with architects, urban planners, and public companies. The UPD needed a flexible, interoperable modeling and information-sharing solution to create and implement the 3D representation quickly and cost effectively, and allow them to update and maintain it autonomously.
Grenoble’s UPD employed MicroStation to reuse and integrate available information to quickly build the 3D model. Using MicroStation allowed the department to take ownership of the model and update it on a daily basis, and simplified the maintenance process without additional investments or resources for an efficient and cost-effective solution. The interoperability of MicroStation enhanced internal and external collaboration by centralizing and sharing design files in DGN format, and models in 3D PDF files, enabling users to visualize the city’s urban development projects in context with one another and the entire community.
Using MicroStation to create, implement, and maintain the city’s 3D model enabled the UPD and its partners to quickly build and take ownership of the model, optimize model updates, and minimize costs executing development projects. The model is relied on regularly, facilitating consistent timely delivery of projects and yielding a progressive increase in ROI with each use.
MicroStation provided Grenoble’s UPD an integrated solution to collect and manage available information quickly and efficiently to build the 3D model. The software enabled the department to take ownership of the model and maintain it autonomously on a daily basis, simplifying the update process and strengthening commitment to the project without additional investments or resources. The flexibility and interoperability of MicroStation facilitated collaboration and improved information mobility internally and externally.