We work with retailers across the globe, supplying design related documentation, 3d models and computer generated images that are used for planning, construction and project management purposes. We use the latest technology, including Revit, to create and validate our work.
Working to local production standards we currently provide production drawing services for a range of retailing organisation including apparel, banking, fast food, restaurant, electronics, telecoms, IT retailers, department stores and a range of other retailers. Working seamlessly with local project teams, we provide documentation that is completed to high standards at lower costs.
We combine the skills of our people; the experience gained from past projects; a detailed understanding of the retail industry; site based expertise; a tried and tested delivery process; and intelligent technology to provide a class leading service. Our systematic approach ensures minimal duplication or rework, allowing projects to be completed faster. As a result our production service is accountable, accurate and cost effective.
By using our services, our customers not only benefit from cost reductions (typically saving over 50% compared to domestic costs) but also improved levels of productivity. Our service levels, experience and fees have directly contributed to the selection of our organisation, ahead of our competitors, by a number of western retailers. As we continue to see year on year growth we are actively seeking to offer our services to further customers.
We offer a range of support services for retailers, allowing our customers to focus their costs and resources on their core business. Our support services cover all stages of the design process and include the services detail on these pages.
Production Drawings Sets
We provide complete construction drawing sets for residential property, created using the latest software from Autodesk (Revit or AutoCAD) or bespoke software created by our customers. We also use additional detailing packages such as Solidworks to create drawings for engineered solution that are used in retail design.
Our construction sets incorporate all key drawings including floor plans, internal elevations, external elevations, construction plans, setting out drawings, composite plans, finishing plans, lighting and ceiling plans. Our drawings also include comprehensive equipment schedules and material and component take-off data.
Our skilled teams of interior designers and architects have experience of retail design and project management. Through local office liaison, an understanding of brand direction and through consultation with design standards our design teams provide an essential design team extension for our customers, taking responsibility for concept design and layout for a range of retail outlets.
Most of the work we carry out for the retail is created using Revit Architecture and Revit MEP tools and technology. This allows us to check the accuracy of a model and also to use the 3D model for a range of other purposes such as the extraction of ‘green building’ data and for creating 4D models that are useful for planning the installation stage of the project. As part of our 3D modeling service for retailers, we also provide Scan to BIM services, using Point Cloud data as our source material.
XS CAD also provides Building Information Modelling (BIM) services to retailers. By producing BIM Retail models to our retail customers we are able to provide a service with the benefit of software such as Revit Architecture and Revit MEP. This software allows creation of retail stores or outlets on a database driven application, allowing 3D output that can be tested for interferences, as well as a base for technical 2D data such as production drawings and material and part schedules. The use of automated schedules directly from the BIM model ensures accuracy and speed of output for our retail projects. The BIM model can also be used for input into rendering and visualisation tools to allow realistic views to be created and used for presentation purposes.
We create and manage libraries as blocks (for AutoCAD) or as families (for Revit) for our customers so that the drawing process can be simplified.
Our Revit family models provide maximum benefit. As well as the flexibility of parametric models, they allow us to add additional data to models that can be extracted at a later point for schedules and material take-off information. Manufacturing/Assembly Drawings
We create manufacturing and assembly drawings for bespoke retail furniture, fixtures and fittings. Our detailed drawings are based on design and material specifications provided to us. We create detailed drawings showing technical and specifications data based on the intended design using AutoCAD detailing software.
We are able to create a range of floor plans in various styles to use in bid presentations, in brochures and on websites. Our floor plans can be created in a range of formats including colour coded plans or 3d plans with or without furniture and fittings.
Computer Generated Images
We create realistic computer generated images for external and internal perspectives. We start by creating accurate 3d models that are then used within sophisticated 3d rendering software to produce photo-realistic images. We are also able to create artistic effect and water colour images to suite the preferred style for each customer.
Computer generated images support the tender and bid process but they are also used by project teams and other stakeholders to gain a visual understanding of the design and layout of retail interiors.