Development of accurate building structures is essential for constructing a home or skyscraper. As such, structural drafting has a key role to play in the construction sector. In the past, drafting was a painstaking process as a draftsman had to manually create the drawings on paper. However, technological developments have made it possible to speed up the whole process. Today, draftsmen can take the help of Computer Aided Design or CAD services to create accurate drawings as well manipulate them, saving a great deal of precious time.

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Benefits Offered By Structural Drafting and CAD Design Services

Structural draftsmen have to perform several dimensional estimations and calculations during the course of the creation of building designs. They need to provide all the necessary details of various structures in order to enable the construction team to do the job well. CAD software enables them to quickly develop practical geometric digital drawings.

Manually drawn construction drawings often have many errors. CAD software helps the draftsmen create more precise and accurate drawings. Further, the availability of automation tools makes the development of construction engineering drawings even more convenient and faster.

Digitization Makes Documentation and Storage Much Easy

Technological developments have been instrumental in simplifying the process of documentation for the construction industry. This is one industry where huge volumes of different types of documents are created. Handling these documents – drawings, estimations, and measurement sheets, among others – is not an easy task at all. CAD software greatly reduces the effort involved in the creation of drawings and other documents, while digitization eliminates the need to organize elaborate storage arrangements for keeping the drawings and other documents safe.

Linking CAD Software with Other Software

The construction industry has benefited a great deal from this one feature. The CAD software can be linked with other special software for serving various purposes. This is to say that the drawings prepared using a CAD software can be integrated with modelling software to create 3D models of the buildings and other structures that are being planned to be constructed. It is even possible to provide a walk-through experience to the end users of the building to enable them to make an informed decision. If a 3D model was to be created, skilled people had to put in weeks, sometimes even months, of hard work to come up with the model. The walk-through experience was never even thought of in those days.

In conclusion, the structural drafting and CAD design services have become an integral part of the construction industry. These services have been instrumental in increasing productivity, eliminating errors, improving collaboration right from the design stage to the implementation stage, reducing turn-around time, and lowering overhead costs. Further, the outsourcing of these services enables builders to focus more on their core activity.

DigitiseIT, established in 2000, has been providing architectural 3D visualization and modelling services to customers around the world. Over the years, the company has gained the expertise and experience to deliver high-quality services across diverse domains such as architecture, structural drafting, civil and mechanical drawings, P and I diagrams, electrical schematics, and mapping, among many others.