Welcome to the XS CAD Blog, a resource for our users to read informative articles, tips, insights, and industry best practice for pre-construction, virtual planning, 2D/3D CAD, BIM, and IPD. Read more about the benefits of these solutions to stakeholders operating in the AEC industry. Our blog is organised into specific topics - feel free to navigate the various sections on the right.
MEP Fabrication Modelling Challenges
The MEP fabrication modelling process is widely used in commercial and residential construction projects today because it improves project schedules which save costs and also improves on-site productivity as well as safety and space utilisation by shifting the fabrication process offsite. Prefabrication modelling offsite requires detailed and accurate MEP (M&E) pre-fabrication models and drawings…..
Why Models from Point Cloud Data Is Useful for Architectural and MEP Design
Refurbishment and renovation projects in the AEC industry typically involve old buildings where modifications in the architecture, structure and MEP systems in the building are typically not recorded or updated for years. When undertaking a refurbishment project, the extent of the renovation depends on whether it is the building being completely stripped or it is the plan to use some of the existing….
How BIM Addresses Design Challenges for Architects
The architectural design process has transformed. What seems to have become an inevitable imperative is the use of information and data-rich models to communicate design intent, assess performance and cost implications and incorporate design changes in the initial stages of the design process….
Outsourcing Retail 3D Rendering – Common Mistakes
Visualising a store before it is constructed from a set of specifications and 2D drawings is not easy, neither for designers or contractors. One of the major reasons why rendered 3D retail images are used is to give a glimpse of the store experience and provide a clear picture of what it will look like, even before it is constructed….
Infographic – Using Outsourcing Firms for Homebuilding Design
Large homebuilders face an increasing workload due to the need to provide accurate and more detailed design models and drawings. With growing skills shortages in their own markets homebuilders are increasingly looking for partner companies to support their workload, usually by looking for international support….
Infographic – MEP COORDINATION – An Introduction
It is a key element of MEP design and is concerned with spatial configuration and layout of building services trades (HVAC, pipe work, public health and electrical systems). It also takes into account the location of elements from other disciplines such as architecture and structure….
XS CAD Limited – Corporate Profile
XS CAD has more than 250 team members working with us. We have offices in the UK and India. Over and above this, we also have presence in the US, Canada and Australia. We believe this gives us access to the American sub-continent, European continent as well as the Austral-Asian continent…..
Why The Lowest Cost Outsourcing Supplier May Not Be The Most Cost Effective
Architectural design and drafting support often includes, visually enticing renderings, building models, and technical drawings. Drafting production allows architects to convey their design ideas, provide instructions to contractors for construction, and record the building design as it already exists…..
ArchiCAD Modelling v/s ArchiCAD Drafting
With ArchiCAD it is easier to create a virtual building, a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) for an architectural design while concurrently developing coordinated 2D construction documents. The AEC industry makes use of CAD tools to generate 3D models that ……
How is 3D Building Services Design Helping Coordination?
The building services design industry has seen a lot progress in the past decade. The majority of developments can be attributed to have come from within the industry and few from other sources such as government regulations and economic developments. One of the biggest factors that has led …..