Frequently Asked Questions:

What is ‘CAD’ drawing?

CAD stands for computer aided design and drafting and it refers to designing and documenting technical specs and plans in various engineering and design fields.

What are Concept Drawings?

Concept drawings are drawings that are used by designers (such as architects, engineers, and interior designers) as a quick and simple way of exploring initial ideas for designs. Concept design implies an idea, or range of ideas, a development approach, a guiding concept and a design intent. Concept drawings can also be used to explore more technical aspects of a design, providing an initial response and possible solutions to problems.

A set of concept drawings done by Crawford CAD Services consists of: a cover sheet, a detailed floor plan (noting cabinetry & dimensions), elevations (noting dimensions and any notes relevant to height) and 3D perspectives from various angles to give you a good view of what the space could look like.

What CAD Programs Do You Use?

20-20

We have been using the 20-20 software for 5 years and love it. Not only can we create professional looking floor plans and elevations; but it also allows us to generate 3D perspectives giving you as close to real life impression of what your space can look like. It is not limited to just kitchens either; using 20-20 we can also create bathroom and wardrobe designs and some furniture too.

TurboCAD

We have been using variations of TurboCAD type software for over 13 years. Similar to AutoCAD this software is what we use when drawing more bespoke cabinetry that requires more detail. It is more architectural than 20-20 so enables us to draw line by line.