Drafting and Modeling

PROJECT: The Renoir Hotel

It took approximately 100 firefighters to extinguish the flames and save San Francisco’s historic Renoir Hotel in the summer of 2014.  Thankfully, no lives were lost, but the fire caused a huge set back in the schedule.


After the fire, Vara 3D’s team HDS team stepped in, scanned the damaged brick-and-timber building in less than 4 days, and drafted new floor plans, 3D room models, and also intricate details of architectural profiles.

Architects were able to use the High Definition Scan data to accurately reproduce design details, and restore this Bay Area landmark.  The Owners used the opportunity enhance this iconic beauty into a four-star, boutique hotel.

PROJECT: The Cliff Lodge

Snowbird, Utah is home to the magnificent Cliff Lodge, which is located steps away from an aerial tram that whisks visitors to the top of Hidden Peak – capping at 11,000 feet.

Vara 3D’s High Definition Scan team used the LiDAR technology to scan the entire lodge cost-effectively. Team used the point cloud data to create the 3D Models while working closely with the architect and building owner.


The Park City Medical center offers both first rate medical services and a stunning location in one of the world’s most beautiful resorts.

Vara 3D scanned the rehab room and interstitial space that was joined by the new building.  With minimal set up time required for scanning, Vara 3D team was able to collect data in just one night during after hours. The hospital staff could return to work the next day without any disruption to medical services to their patients.

PROJECT: Airport Rental Fuel System

Vara 3D’s staff assisted with contractual requirements to provide underground fuel systems  in 3D Revit Format. The work required close coordination with other contractors working on different subsystems such as waterworks, HVAC …etc.

Since Vara 3D team is trained in 3D modeling techniques and software packages, it was easy for them to convert the 2D drawings to the 3D models that identified and resolved clashes. After making required adjustments in 3D, Vara 3D created new 2D models that different subsystems could use for the redesign.