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					  Advantages of Outsourcing Architectural CAD Design & Drawing services


Architectural design work generally involves drafting and drawing of plans in digital
format using computer aided design or CAD tools such as AutoCAD, Tekla and Revit.
These drawings are widely accepted by architects to detail design specifications from
the Architectural plans provided by the Architect. The construction and
commissioning work is carried out in accordance with these CAD drawings, industrial
standards and relevant working drawings.


Architectural design firm is responsible for all Paper-to-CAD conversions, drafting of
hand drawn sketches, plans or blueprints and preparation of construction documents.
To provide detailed drawings the architectural draftsmen may require preliminary
layout sketches along with details like floor plans, elevations, sections, electrical
conduit plans, plumbing layout details, reflected ceiling plans and many others.


In today’s competitive environment there is no scope for remodeling or redesign as it
leads to considerable waste of man-power, time and money. With use of advance 2D
and 3D CAD techniques you can visualize the final design in an interactive 3D
environment prior to its commissioning. This results in efficient project design with
less human errors thus reducing the possibility of redesigning. These 3D CAD
platforms can be useful for a wide range of building design projects including
residential, industrial, retail, commercial and public facilities. You can prepare
detailed cost estimates for bidding, sales presentations and budget approval using
CAD drawings and specifications.


Architectural CAD services are widely used to gain a competitive advantage and
expedite project commissioning. It applies to any existing, new build developments
and planning projects as per architects specifications and guidelines. This involves
3D architectural rendering, 3D walkthroughs and 3D modeling to improve your
design quality, project efficiency and reduce cost.


Outsourcing Architectural design and drawing work to reliable vendor may change
fortunes for you! You can leverage skilled man-power and get good value of money
without investing in costly infrastructure, training and latest CAD software. This in
turn also allows you to focus on your core strengths and gain more business.
Post any of you queries to us at info@cadoutsourcingservices.com


About Author:
Richard Bothom is member of Revit CAD Design team at COS – an established
offshore firm offering wide range of Architectural Design, Structural 3D Modeling and
3D CAD Rendering services at affordable rates. To get answers of your queries visit
us at http://www.cadoutsourcingservices.com

Richard Bothom is member of <a href=
http://www.cadoutsourcingservices.com/cadd-architectural-
drafting.php>Architectural CAD Services</a> team at COS – an established offshore
firm offering wide range of Architectural Design, Structural 3D Modeling and 3D CAD
Rendering services at affordable rates. To get answers of your queries at <a
href=mailto:info@cadoutsourcingservices.com>info@cadoutsourcingservices.com</a
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Description: Construction Drawings are extremely essential for proper design development and commissioning of building and civil structures. Construction Drawings must be drawn to scale by the drafters and shall present all the necessary details for compliance with local building codes. For residential home construction it may contain information of construction materials, location of retaining walls and sections, type of beam used, connections between floor and interior/exterior walls and others. All construction drawings shall contain following details: • Site Plan drawings: Shows location of construction site with dimensions • Floor Plan drawings: Shows location and sizes of all windows, doors, partitions, retaining walls, beam, columns, stairs and others. • Foundation Details: Shows Footing dimensions, RCC details, Drain layout sizes, Slab details, etc. • Structural Drawings: Includes construction details for building framing, footing, pile foundation, chimney, stairs and other design elements along with their shop drawings. • Roof Framing Details: Shows roof truss dimensions, type, sizes and locations. • Mechanical Drawings: Shows type and size of hvac or duct systems. • Electrical Drawings: Shows location and size of conduits, home appliances, lighting, burglar alarms and others electrical systems. • Plumbing Drawings: Shows details of piping, drainage units, water distribution diagrams, etc. Building Floor plan should contain: • Floor dimensions (interior and exterior) • Columns, beams and floor joists locations • Doors/windows/partition sizes • Doors/windows/partition locations • 2-3 storey identification Roof framing plan should contain: • Framing design plans/layout • Spacing between Roof structural members • Geometry of structural members • Roof member connection diagrams • Truss engineering drawings • Connection details Construction details should contain: • Concrete wall and wood connection sections • Concrete porch and wood frame conn