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Producing a design or a draft for a property is not an easy task, but having a CAD designer assist you may make it easier and faster to accomplish. CAD design services utilise the current technology to help you put your dream home or office into paper. This step is a must before giving the signal on a possibly costly project. So if you’re in the search for a CAD draughtsman or designer, you’re in luck.

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Top CAD Designer related questions

Where can I learn how to use CAD?

Learning CAD can be done on your own through online tutorials or in school. Courses like engineering, architecture and design have subjects on CAD drafting and design creation. However, the best way to master CAD software is to keep practising. A person can intern in a firm that uses it or with a mentor CAD designer.

Do I need to provide my own CAD software?

No, there’s no need for you to subscribe to your own CAD software. Most Taskers who are capable of CAD design and drafting also have subscriptions to a preferred software. However, if you work with a firm and need a CAD designer proficient with the software that you use, it’s best to include it in the task to avoid offers from those who use incompatible programs.

Does a CAD designer need to be licenced?

CAD designers do not need licences. However, a lot of CAD designers are interior designers, engineers and architects. These professions have a licencing and regulatory body. So if you need the design for construction or a big event, it’s best to work with a firm with the necessary permits to create layouts for your industry.

Is CAD better than drawing by hand?

It’s not necessarily better. Both manual drafting and using CAD have their own pros and cons. Using CAD software makes drafting faster as compared to drawing by hand. It allows you to get more layouts done in a shorter period, especially when there are similar elements. Repeated iterations can be copied and pasted instead of drawn one at a time.

Do I still need an architect when I hire a CAD designer?

If you’re building or renovating an infrastructure, yes, you still need an architect. CAD designers can help you create layouts for your project, but an architect has expertise aside from CAD designers. For example, an architect can help you pinpoint the necessary adjustments to avoid quick deterioration. This goes as well for engineers who can ensure that your property structure is safe.

Aside from architecture, what other fields can you use CAD design?

CAD design isn’t exclusive to architecture. It’s also useful for engineering, interior design, construction, animation, game design, manufacturing and even fashion! If you’re in these fields, and you’re swamped with putting your vision on paper for all your clients, a CAD design Tasker can help you accomplish more things faster and easier. In addition, knowing how to draft and design through software will be very useful because of technological advancements.

What do CAD designer services include?

Many people say the introduction of computer-design software made architectural, engineering or visual designing and drafting easier. However, using the software itself is still a feat and can be challenging for those who are not adept at using a computer program. CAD design services require both industry knowledge and proficiency in the software to produce a design that is accurate and pleasing.

Using CAD software is now taught in college courses or vocational school because of its common use in construction, design and engineering. Thus, most of the professionals in construction and building already know how to use it. Those who don’t, especially the more senior ones, work with a team member in charge of CAD drafting in their engineering or architectural firms. When searching for CAD design and drafting services, it’s important to know what kind of structural or architectural CAD design services you need, which can be:

2D CAD

2D drafting and design involve flat layouts, such as floor plans, building permit drawings, landscaping layouts, and even blueprints. These include technical drawing using lines and shapes to represent parts of the property such as light, wiring, walls and corners. 2D is the most common format for CAD designers to create and share with clients and contractors.

3D CAD

3D design is more advanced documentation made possible by technology. Through 3D CAD software, Taskers can render 3D models of their design and present said design better to clients or superiors. This allows the team of professionals to see what the end output should look like. This can be used for events, lighting, staging, production work and even construction. 

3D wireframe and surface modelling

3D CAD and wireframe modelling offer a skeletal description of a 3D object with the surfaces not included. Instead, there are only points, lines and curves that represent the edges of the object. Wireframes can be 2D or 3D. This may look basic, but it’s the most time-consuming because each line must be independently drawn, even through computer software.

Meanwhile, surface modelling looks more sophisticated because it shows both edges and surfaces. As a result, it appears like a mesh-looking design. These two types can be great for kitchen renovation projects, decking layouts and room expansions.

Solid modelling

Solid modelling is the easiest type of 3D CAD. However, it can appear most impressive to people who are not familiar with it. This can recreate basic shapes like boxes, spheres or wedges to show a mockup of the design that will be executed. This can be used when presenting to B2B clients needing office interior design or store layouts. It makes the proposed design more realistic for them to imagine and approve.