Using the 3D Configurator for Barns and Sheds

Threekit's 3D configurator offers a cutting-edge solution for enhancing barn and shed customization, interactive visualization and seamless integration with ecommerce platforms.

Key Takeaways

  • Product customization with real-time 3D visualization of their changes helps customers feel invested in your product and increases customer satisfaction.
  • Interactive product visualization tools such as Virtual Photographer and augmented reality (AR) boost customer investment in your product by allowing them to see it in their environment.
  • Automatic order processing ensures a seamless buying experience with precise product specifications and a reduced risk of human error.
  • 3D asset management stores product data as individual models, materials and textures for repurposing on other products, making your business more efficient and allowing a faster pivot to meet shifts in the market.
  • Manufacturing outputs automatically generate a bill-of-materials, assembly instructions, CAD files and cut patterns, speeding production of outbuildings and increasing customer satisfaction with your brand.
  • Seamless integration with ecommerce platforms and business tools such as BigCommerce, CommerceTools, Magento, Salesforce and Shopify ensures a smooth transition from customization to purchase.


Enhancing Customer Satisfaction

3D Product Customization

Threekit's 3D product configurator enhances consumer engagement by offering customers a direct, digital way to personalize barns and windows to meet their unique needs. From changing wood grain to roof pitch and more, customers see their self-designed product in real-time.

With a high-quality visual representation of their choices, including interactive elements such as 360° rotational viewing options and zooming in for granular details, customer confidence in buying decisions is increased. They gain a better understanding of dimensions and space requirements, reducing the chances of expectation mismatch and therefore reducing the likelihood of product dissatisfaction.

By offering a better-than-in-store shopping experience, conversion rates increase and customers feel a sense of brand loyalty. Additionally, studies indicate that digital shoppers are willing to pay up to 20% more for a product they can customize—increasing your bottom line while providing higher rates of customer satisfaction.

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Virtual Photographer

The Virtual Photographer tool revolutionizes the way businesses showcase their barns and sheds, offering a scalable solution to product photography. By transforming 3D models into photorealistic images, this tool enables the creation of a vast array of product visuals without the need for physical prototypes. Showcasing more than 8 images per product page significantly enhances the online shopping experience, meeting the high expectations of today's digital shoppers.

The integration of Virtual Photographer with ecommerce platforms ensures a seamless workflow from 3D modeling to online display.


This technology not only saves time and resources, but also allows for a high degree of customization and accuracy, catering to the unique preferences of each customer. By providing a detailed and accurate representation of products, businesses can boost consumer confidence and drive sales.

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Augmented Reality

By overlaying digital information onto the real world, AR allows customers to visualize products in their intended environment. This immersive experience boosts shopper confidence, ensuring they are satisfied with their choice.

With AR, the customization process becomes more tangible. Customers can explore different configurations and modifications in real-time, directly on their smartphones or tablets. For instance, the 3D Shed Builder from Piney Ridge Outdoor Structures offers a seamless AR experience. Users simply scan a QR code and can then place a virtual shed in their backyard, adjusting its position and orientation to their liking.

The integration of AR into the 3D configurator tool not only enhances the user experience but also serves as a powerful sales aid, encouraging customers to proceed to checkout with greater assurance.


AR is an essential component of a modern 3D configurator for barns and sheds, offering a competitive edge by marrying technology with user-centric design.

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Optimizing Efficiency in Business Operations

Automatic Order Processing

Automatic order processing is a key feature that streamlines the transition from customer design to production. Once a customer finalizes their unique barn or shed design, the system instantly generates a detailed order with precise specifications.

In addition to ensuring that the specifications of the configured product are accurately captured, this process reduces manual entry errors and speeds up the order fulfillment process.

Embracing this technology not only optimizes the workflow but also significantly impacts customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. By integrating automatic order processing, businesses can expect a seamless flow from customer imagination to tangible product.

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3D Asset Management

Efficiently managing 3D assets is crucial for businesses specializing in customizable barns and sheds, as it allows you to store product data as individual models, materials, and textures in a manner that enables wide-scale repurposing of materials. This approach simplifies the design-to-manufacturing workflow and supports consistency across marketing and sales channels.

By leveraging 3D asset management, companies can ensure that every customer's unique vision for their barn or shed is realized with precision and efficiency.


Manufacturing Outputs

The 3D configurator for barns and sheds revolutionizes the manufacturing process by automatically generating essential production documents. Once a customer finalizes their design, the system instantly creates a comprehensive bill-of-materials, detailed assembly instructions, and precise CAD files.

This seamless transition from design to production not only streamlines workflow but also minimizes errors and accelerates the manufacturing cycle. The integration of cut patterns into the output suite further enhances the efficiency, ensuring that every piece is fabricated to exact specifications.

For manufacturers, this means a significant reduction in lead times and a boost in customer satisfaction.

Integration with Business Management Tools

Coupling your 3D product configurator with other business systems allows users to send and retrieve product information data quickly and conveniently. This can be done manually or automatically in real-time through a product configurator API.

There are multiple ways that a product configurator can communicate with your existing data sets, and no one set of integration requirements is applicable to all businesses.

Instead, by carefully analyzing your company's product development process and the ways in which it applies to product configurators, you can create a system that makes it easier for your employees to use technical product specifications and other PDM systems.

Threekit integrates with a variety of business tools and ecommerce platforms, making it agile in adapting to your unique business needs. These include ERM, DAM, PIM, pricing tools and more.

Dive into the world of visual commerce with our comprehensive suite of tools and guides at Threekit. Whether you're looking to enhance your product configurator, leverage our visual engine, or integrate omnichannel distribution, we have the resources to elevate your business.

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