CAD design and drafting benefits
CAD, or Computer Aided Design, has been used to generate graphical layouts, drawings, and designs for several years. It’s not just a matter of using a computer, but also the right CAD software. This method of design and drafting has a number of benefits and, as a property owner, it’s good to know what makes CAD the best choice.
CAD design saves time and money in terms of the development process. It’s also excellent when it comes to accuracy of measurements and renderings. Perfect designs make for the best building templates which means that your building crew will be able to buy exactly what they need, and the job will be performed with far more precision and faster too! This means that the job will be done before know it, and there’s no need for excessive material wastage. For example, if your contractor knows exactly how much wood, steel, and/or cement is needed for the job, they will charge you accordingly. There are bound to be some leftover materials but keeping it to an absolute minimum poses a great financial benefit.
Thanks to computers, old-fashioned paper designs have become outdated, and they are simply no longer necessary. All drawings can be saved and edited digitally so if there’s something you’re not particularly happy with, it can be changed in a matter of a few clicks!
Unlike paper drafts, computer designs can be rendered in 2D as well as 3D. In the past, the only way of achieving that desired 3D view was by building a model to scale. Not only is this option far more time consuming but it’s also rather limiting. For example, if you or the property owner are not completely happy with a certain design element, you would need to make some serious modifications to the 3D model before you could show it to the owner again. Your 3D computer renderings, on the other hand, can be saved, altered, and a separate copy can be saved. This way, as a property owner, you can glance at each design and even view them side by side in order to make valuable comparisons and draw important conclusions.
Intricate CAD drawings also clearly indicate the use of different materials including wood and steel. The level of detail and accuracy also helps when it comes to applying for your building permit. Whether you are designing your home from scratch, adding an extension, or making another kind of modification, you will need to obtain all the right permits before work can begin. By giving the authorities all the details they need, it will help ensure that the permit application process moves along, and approval is granted as swiftly as possible.
Another important point to keep in mind is to always use a trained and experienced professional for all of your drafting needs. The proper training ensures that CAD software is used appropriately, and experience also means that the drafting service will be able to offer comprehensive assistance as well as expert advice.
Whether you are planning on building a deck, an additional bedroom, adding another level to your home, or any other structural modifications or new building projects, you can rely on our team for all your drafting needs! Call Acadia Drafting Services at (647) 478-9292 or +1 (855) 561-4392 for a free estimate!