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.
10 Reasons to Deploy DfMA
One of the most fundamental aspects of construction is design. So what is the design process in the construction industry ultimately geared toward? The short answer is: creating a building at a reasonable cost, ensuring that users and stakeholders are happy with it….
A Look at Software Used for Architectural Rendering
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but in the architectural environment, the ‘cover’ or final photo-realistic image needs to be both accurate in reflecting design concepts and dimensions and must be appealing….
Can Home Designers Benefit From Global Design Outsourcing?
Designing a home is a deeply personal and conceptually technical exercise – personal for the home owner and technical for the home designer and homebuilders. As in any design process, aesthetics marries technical processes for a lasting union….
Using BIM Models and Drawings for Homebuilding Design
When it comes to single unit homebuilding design, the industry has experienced significant changes in the way that the design is managed due to the increased use of 3D software and in particular BIM (building information modelling)….
XS CAD – An Introduction and Overview
The construction sector is under constant pressure to deliver projects on time and within budget to achieve increased levels of profitability.
The last few years has seen significant investment in pre-construction planning to allow for virtual construction design to ensure that planning and actual building are matched closely. This is where XS CAD plays an important role….
Should You use BIM 360 or Collaboration For Revit Projects?
BIM 360 Team, which is now part of BIM 360 family and was formerly known as A360, and Collaboration for Revit, more commonly abbreviated to C4R, are essentially collaboration tools that are used by various stakeholders during the design stages of a construction project and while providing BIM services….
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….