10-28-2021 at 3:32 pm #22679samantha.bakerParticipant
If I do not know CAD. How do I go about outsourcing. If I am using someone from Upwork how do you communicate your plans with them properly? Do you get take the architects plans or as-built and send that over to have them edit? I am needing a lot of help in this area.10-28-2021 at 3:52 pm #22681trudi.smithParticipant
I am not understanding why you are mandating CAD? Maybe it is because I am not in a major market? I can download .dwg into my software. I spent a lot of years in CAD, are we looking to add directly to a drawing package? That has never been my experience with kitchens and baths. As a side note, I am working with another group and it has been recommended that in many states if you are not under an architect “drafting” that you do not do it. The liability is huge. I just dropped offering drafting as a service because of liability issues. I think we need a better understanding of what is being asked for as “drafting”? A bit confusing.10-28-2021 at 3:53 pm #22682
I’m in the same boat. Ready start go! I’m on the Upwork website.
Select I’m a client
Click on Get Started
Stay tuned… : )10-28-2021 at 4:31 pm #22685
I’m on the project catalog tab/page
bathroom CAD design (search)
34 projects available
I hope this helps.
For the class, I’ve decided to remodel the kitchen and the master bathroom in my home (2D and 3D). My wife, Sheila, will love me!10-28-2021 at 4:33 pm #22686katherine.lorkovicParticipant
Hi, I’m learning already – thank you! How does an interior designer work effectively with someone CAD proficient in this business? Would the CAD drafter come out to the residence to measure and then draft the home’s floorplan? Or – does the interior designer generally take the measurements of each room and send them to the CAD drafter? Can elevations for this class be done in Home Builder Pro? Thanks!10-28-2021 at 4:49 pm #22689
I’m going to take my own measurements for the joy of the experience and to get a “feel” for the spaces. I expect to gather ideas as I measure.10-29-2021 at 11:32 am #22703jennyslingerlandParticipant
Trudi: Great question. We are only using the plans to elevate the bathrooms and kitchens for clarification for tile installers, placement of niches for the framers, placement of plumbing for the plumber, etc. We are not structurally changing anything from the plans, so need for concern about liabilities.
Gary: I think your wife will love you! 😉
Katherine: With remodels, in some cases you will have floor plans available from the GC or homeowner. With new builds, you will get the plans from the architect. If it is a remodel without plans, depending on your scope of work you may need to hire a draftsman to measure the space for you. If it’s a job that requires a GC, they may have a draftsman they like to use. Just ask. I
If you need a draftsman, you will need to find one in your area. They will come out, measure the home and then provide you with a cad file (.dwg file) to work from. You can then send that file to whomever you’re working with to create your elevations, furniture placement, etc.
If it’s a small job, one or two rooms, I will usually take measurements at my consultation and then give my sketched layout to one my designers to put in cad.
Samantha: Did this help? Gary had some links for you as well. Also, I added further clarification in a new forum post this morning.10-30-2021 at 3:16 pm #22727trudi.smithParticipant
Jenny- Do these plans actually need to be in .dwg format, I assume .PDF is fine as those without CAD will not be able to open a .dwg?11-03-2021 at 6:10 pm #22832jennyslingerlandParticipant
I feel like having a file in .dwg is imperative so they can share it with their designer or hired cad specialist to elevate, unless they are using SketchUp.
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