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Architectural Floor Plan

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Tired of hand drafting? Here is a solution for you. We are professionals who turn your hand sketches into accurate and presentable floor plans using AutoCAD. Using our services enables designers and drafters to increase their productivity and frees them to spend more time concentrating on the creative design process.

AutoCAD is a computer aided drafting system that is sophisticated enough to produce architectural drawings that are both fast and accurate. There are many advantages to CAD drafting compared to manual drafting. For example, architectural firms are able to produce an increased amount of detail drawings because AutoCAD is very fast, accurate, and consistent. The greatest benefit of using this computer aided drafting system is to eliminate construction errors. Drawings can be revised at any given time with ease and speed and the very next time the drawing is printed, it looks like an original drawing. The drafter can easily add to the drawing, erase, and manipulate its geometry as instructed by the client. The drawings are electronically stored and can be reclaimed at any given time for reference purposes or revisions if needed.

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What you might ask are the different types of CAD drawings? Well, there are two major types and they are two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings. AutoCAD is mostly used for two-dimensional drawings like floor plans, elevations, detail and section drawings. Drawings can be both simple and complex, depending on the scale of the project and the degree to which the architect or designer needs or wants to control the methods and details of construction.

Floor plans are drawings that represent a section of a building cut through by a horizontal plane looking down on an object, building, or scene from above. The horizontal plane is located 4 feet above the floor. Floor plans show things like walls, columns, location of doors and window openings, floor patterns, and the shape of the space. Floor plans serve as reference for other drawings, but final floor plans contain more specific information about an architectural design than any other type of drawing. This information includes anything from materials, sizes, description of locations, and dimensions. Dimensions usually show locations of walls, columns, windows, doors, stairs, and so forth. The purpose of the floor plan is to communicate as much information as possible to the building contractor to prevent any misunderstandings and delays. The simplicity or complexity of a floor plan depends entirely on the scale of the project.

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Elevations are two-dimensional drawings that show the vertical appearance of a structure. They are used to illustrate accurate information that has not been shown on the floor plan. They show height dimensions, texture and pattern of certain building materials, and location and dimensions of window and door openings. They are meant to give you a better understanding of the final appearance of the building’s interior and exterior.

Detail drawings are done on a larger scale to show building contractors details up-close. They reveal precise information about materials and construction methods.

Sections show a view of one slice of a structure, cut at a particular place revealing parts of that structure and its components. Sections also reveal the scale of the interior spaces, the door and window openings, and the connection between spaces.

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