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.
Streamlining Architectural Design with BIM Modelling
Efficient architectural design is instrumental in setting the tone and DNA of a building, defining what makes it unique. The entire design process involves detailed data and designs, changes and modifications and a varied output of drawings and models.
Experience is Key for Outsourcing Hydraulic Building Services
Outsourcing hydraulic services design is gaining popularity, but it is important to find an offshore CAD team with the requisite experience. One of the basic human rights of today’s society is the right to live a healthy and disease-free life.
How the Hospitality Industry Benefits from Prefabrication
From functionality to attractiveness to technological modernity, the hospitality industry has witnessed steady progression in all areas. For some guests, the hotel bathroom is of paramount interest and importance.
ArchiCAD or Revit for Homebuilding Models & Drawings?
Two stalwarts seem to tower over the rest of the available software platforms in the homebuilding industry, ArchiCAD by Graphisoft and Revit by Autodesk. Both are tailormade for architectural requirements and both have dedicated fans….
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)….