3D design models are the standard for our industry. The advanced software that we use was developed specifically for the design of timber structures and it is fully-integrated with CNC processes and compatible with all major CAD software. Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows Kinsol to quickly blend our drawing work with other structural and architectural drawings to ensure that all aspects of the building fit together seamlessly. We can easily output our drawings in a wide variety of formats and file types, so that other designers can interact with them. By designing in 3D space, we can overcome the challenges associated with connection-detailing for complex geometric shapes and structures that have a high number of individual components. One of the chief benefits of this approach is that it reduces the sorts of costly errors that are typical of less integrated designs. 3D models allow us to reduce our contingencies and optimize our material use which ultimately means less waste for us and less cost for our clients.