Meaning of Model

What is Mockup:

A model is a scale replica of an object, with the purpose of projecting its final result or facilitating its study by viewing all its angles.

Through the models you can check elements such as the functionality of a certain product as well as its aesthetics.

The term model has application in many fields such as architecture, engineering, industrial design, graphic design, music, the weapons and naval industry, etc.

architectural model


Reconstitution to scale of the acropolis of Athens.

The term is frequently used in architecture to refer to the scale reproduction of existing architectural projects or monuments that need to be observed and analyzed in aspects such as volumetry, materials, functionality, etc.

It is also often used to reconstruct the original appearance of certain historical places that have partially or totally disappeared.

The most used scales in architecture are usually the following: 1:20 | 1:25 | 1:50 | 1:75 | 1:100 | 1:125 | 1:200 | 1:250 | 1:500 | 1:750 | 1:1000. The rigor of the details of the model will depend on the type of scale chosen.

Today, both architectural models and engineering and industrial design models can be made on 3D printers.

See also:

  • Architecture.
  • Scale.

Mockup in industrial design and engineering


Hydroelectric turbine model.

Likewise, in the world of industrial design and engineering, a model is a scale replica of a prototype that will serve as a guide for the mass production of the object in question. This includes artifacts, heavy machinery, furniture, packaging and much more.

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See also industrial design.

Mockup in graphic design


Layout mockup.

There is also talk of a mock-up in the publishing world and graphic design to refer to the layout sketches of books, magazines and the press in general, which allow the visual composition of the whole to be verified and possible errors to be identified before going through the printing press.

See also Layout.

mockup in music

In the music industry, a demo or demo is a provisional recording that is made in order to let producers and investors know what a certain record work will be, which is still in the production phase.

See also Music.