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.
BIM-Enabled IPD: A Win-Win for Owners and Project Stakeholders
The building and construction industry is faced with a multitude of challenges in areas, ranging from design planning, construction administration and budgeting, to scheduling and facilities management. To add to this, the demands from owners’ regards to timely completion, cost efficiency, constructability
Why Residential Architectural Rendering is Paramount for Homebuilders?
With the homebuilding industry becoming fiercely competitive in developed markets, the expectations from both the demand side (potential owners) as well as the investor side (financial institutions) have significantly changed. As return on investment is crucial for both the owners and the funding institutions,
Advantages of CAD Drafting over Manual Drafting
Computer Aided Design (CAD) has been a real breakthrough in the AEC industry by becoming the primary source of communicating design intent. Before the advent of CAD, the only source for draftsmen was pencil and paper for drawing sketches.
3D Building Information Modeling Facilitates Accurate Cost Estimation to Avoid Budget Overruns
As the property owners increasingly demand timely and in-budget completion of projects, all the key stakeholders are increasingly adopting 3D BIM modeling to achieve the same. Whilst the traditional design-bid-build project delivery methods are still significantly used by the AEC industry…
BIM Drives Cost-Efficiencies for Plumbing Design
Since our construction industry is grappled with severe productivity issues and tight margins, the AEC industry is striving hard to come up with new ways of improving productivity, reducing construction costs and delivering a better-built building. Building Information….
3D MEP Coordination: An Effective Way to Reduce Rework and Increase Efficiency
As the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry faces tremendous pressure to deliver optimal projects within stringent deadlines, improving process efficiency and reducing rework is certainly the need of the hour. The design and construction-related rework is one of
BIM: More Than Just an Extension of 3D CAD
In the AEC industry, the advent of building information modelling (BIM) concept was viewed by many as an evolution to better 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) techniques. Very few saw it as an interdisciplinary, collaborative tool that would ….
Photorealistic 3D Rendering: A Perfect Fit for Homebuilders’ Marketing Mix
Homebuilders cater to diverse people who have different tastes. Bearing this aspect in mind, every project requires a unique approach for planning, designing, promoting, and building, which makes homebuilding a highly demanding business. Some people may have a desire to
BIM-led Prefabrication: An Effective Way Forward for Healthcare MEP Projects
Designing and planning for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems for healthcare facilities brings with it a set of daunting challenges for the entire MEP (M&E) fraternity. Considering the project complexities, stringent building codes, healthcare standards, local regulations, and constricted
The Two Methods of MEP Coordination
MEP is an acronym used for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems for building projects. With the increasing complexity and functionality of each system, MEP activities are not confined to the traditional mechanical, electrical and plumbing system but also…..