All About CAD Conversion

The US National CAD Standard and Why It Matters

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 04:53 PM

The US National CAD Standard and Why It Matters

According the Wikipedia, “the National CAD Standard (NCS) is a collaborative effort in the United States among…CAD and ... BIM users. Its goal is to create a unified approach to the creation of building design data. Development of the NCS is open to all building professionals in a collaborative process led by the buildingSMART Alliance.

The NCS is composed of CAD layer guidelines from the American Institute of Architects, uniform drawing system modules from the Construction Specifications Institute, and BIM implementation and plotting guidelines from the National Institute of Building Sciences.”

While adoption of the NCS is voluntary, any company that has adopted it can require its use by their associates.  If your company adheres to the NCS and you plan to outsource any drafting or conversion services, it’s important that you make sure the CAD service provider you use is knowledgeable about the standards, and willing to adhere to them on the work it does for your company. 

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Tags: CAD Design, CAD Standards

Temporary Drafting Services for More Efficient CAD Design

Posted by Blog Tipster on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

CAD drafting is a hard process that requires skill, dedication and expert technology.  Some of the largest firms have in-house resources but for the rest of  us, temporary drafting outsourcing is the best solution.  You receive the quality, speed and excellence of a full-time professional a a much more affordable price.  Drafting outsourcing is used to more efficiently produce CAD designs.

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Tags: CAD Design

CAD Drafting Service Helps Create As-Built Drawings

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 04:42 PM

CAD Drafting Service Helps Create As-Built Drawings

What Are As-Built Drawings?

"As-built" is a term that is generally used in the areas of Architectural, Engineering, Construction (AEC).  There are two types of “As-built” drawings:  (1) those that are created during construction by the contractor and that show, in red ink, on-site changes to the original construction document; and (2) drawings of an existing structure, created from field measurements of the same structure.  Since as-built drawings can be documented either after or during construction, it’s important to note two distinctions: (1) When it's after construction, a qualified technician collects accurate data to reconstruct the drawings; (2) When it's during construction, the design drawings are redmarked for editing

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Tags: CAD Drafting Service, As-Built Drawings, CAD Design