Modern Structural Drafting Services – Basics of CAD Drafting Services

Structural drafting is the most important process that used in all type of building constructions. Professional draftsmen convert structural calculation and design sketches into presentation plan and detailed drawings. Structural drafting is based on best practice, codes and standards provided by American Institute of steel construction. Innovation in structural industry has developed many software and AutoCAD is one of the most popular software that widely used by engineers. Every organization that provides structural drafting and design services must have to follow international standards and codes provided by AISC.

In the construction process actual design details are provided by engineers and draftsmen draft the given drawing to get accurate detail of each phase. CAD drafting allows draftsman to convert paper drawing, hand crafts in to digital design. This allows easy customization and revision of design to get accurate details.

Various offshore structural companies provides drafting and design services for various type of structures like residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and special mega structures like sky scrapers, tunnels and bridges. It is always challenging process to convert high rise building sketches in to digital drawings but software like CAD made it very flexible and easy. At the present time draftsmen are using 2D technology in making of detailed drawings.

Commercial draftsmen provide detailed information like shapes, dimensions, material to be used, processes and procedures to be followed. These details supply visual guidance and provide technical data.

Structural Design and Drafting services include the following terms:

• Design of Reinforced Cement Concrete Structures like buildings, tanks

• Design of Structural Steel plate girder, truss girder, gantries, industrial sheds

• Replacement Structure Designs

• Design of wooden structures

• Design of composite structures

• Design of pre-stressed and post-tensioned structures

It is also defined as bridge that makes better communication between engineers and draftsmen. It is a graphical language used by engineers and other technical persons associated with construction. It also includes plant layout services which help to evaluate outline of building, work areas and equipments to be required.

For outsourcing purpose it is also become most popular term as it ensure time saving as well as cost saving. It doesn’t matter that where your sketches and designs are drafted.

Mary J. Gibson

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