Bring spatial insight to your data.
DATA in its CONTEXT
3DBI is a custom visual we built for Microsoft® Power BI®. The visual allows you to visualize your data directly in its spatial context. Use cases range from Property Management, BIM (quantities, scheduling, …) to plotting IoT data (color and filter objects by temperature, humidity, co2-levels, occupancy, wear, …) as well as Logistics and Warehouse Management (stock management, order picking, …) and Energy (plotting yield of solar panels or windmill farms) or any other sector where you might have a need for visualizing data in a 3d environment.
3DBI is certified by Microsoft and can be found on Microsoft AppSource.
We create 3D models for your data
Chances are that you already have lots of data about your assets, stored in Microsoft® Excel® workbooks or various databases and that you currently are consulting that data by using tables and charts. But, do you know exactly what is located where, when you are looking at those tables? By combining a 3D model with your data we bring spatial insight to your data, and that is what 3DBI is all about, no matter what that data is.
Or, you can create them yourself
The 3DBI visual for Power BI can display .dae (Collada) files, which can be created with a wide variety of 3D modelling applications. Additionally, it can also display .3dbi files, which is a file format we developed internally and which can be created with a set of custom tools we created, such as:
- 3DBI for SketchUp, which is a custom extension for SketchUp Pro that will not only export .3dbi files, but also various datasets and information fields of your model into an open .json file.
- 3DBI for Revit, which is a custom addin for Autodesk Revit that will not only export .3dbi files, but also various datasets and information fields of your model into an open .json file.
- 3DBI for IFC, which is a stand-alone desktop application that will not only generate .3dbi files based on .ifc files, but also exports various datasets and information fields of your .ifc model(s) into an open .json file.
Demo of a custom 3d PowerBI visual, generated from a Trimble SketchUp model and showing a warehouse with product locations. Filtering is based on product suppliers and stock, but it could have been any data you have about your warehouse.
Material take-off breakdown by Level
Demo of an interactive BIM dashboard showing concrete (prefab vs in situ) take-off by level in an interactive 3D Power BI dashboard.
Port Containers Overview
With 3DBI we try to link any kind of data with any type of 3D model, so that spatial insight can be brought to those raw data fields. In this case we crafted an interactive dashboard out of both a 3D model and data of a port. In a single view you can filter and colorize containers by Carrier, Weight, Origin, Destination, … or just about any other data field you might have about your containers, and see the results in 3D.
Demo of a custom 3d PowerBI visual, generated from an Autodesk Revit model and showing a school with rooms located on 3 different stories. Filtering and colorization are based on the room’s level, area and perimeter.
Learn how to create these yourself
We provide tools to get just about any type of 3D model in Power BI so that you can link them with the data you already have.