For dynamic insight in models (when the viewer is more user-friendly) I totally agree.
However within the entire infrastructure we continuously struggle with the requirement to deliver plans and baselines. A lot of people who decide directions of the project are still document minded… Since everyone is ‘able’ to use a .pdf file, this would be a great step into easing people in digital transitions. Also with communication to third-parties and people who are document minded, this would make our lives much easier. Nowadays (sub)-contractors still get sent .pdf’s as we are sure they can open these formats, and also as it describes scope. As you may know though… Creating plans takes a painful amount of time, and feels like a waste of the entire BIM model.
Anyway, right now, I struggle a lot in creating plans of my model with an interactive 3D view as Autodesk simply does not support it in (most of) their software.
So I am playing with the idea to be able to create plans directly from Speckle streams. This was triggered to this idea by a chrome app that can create 2d views from cut-planes in Speckle on scale.
Going a bit further on this idea:
It would be a great opportunity to have ‘saved viewpoints’ added to the stream, where we can actually check measurements and annotate views with automated tags (e.g. Arc-GIS does this as well: Create labels (Map Viewer Classic)—ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation) from which you can also create the required information for people to use in verification and validation phase of the design.