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.
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 …..
5 Compelling Reasons to use Revit for Home Building
Home designers, until recently were of almost unanimous opinion that Revit does not work well for the home building industry, which is surprising considering the versatility of Revit. The prime grouse home designers had against Revit was that it is 3D oriented while they are comfortable producing 2D documents in
Finding the Right Outsourcing Partner for Revit and BIM Services
Why it’s Essential to Find Right Outsourcing Partner for Revit & BIM services?
1. A right partner can provide you with apt BIM solutions that can help you deliver project on time.
2. You get the exact information about the entire
Does architectural 3d rendering help sales in the homebuilding sector?
The expectation within the homebuilding sector as well as the audience (investors, purchasers and planning authorities) continues to see considerable interest in realistic renders for proposed homes. The benefits of residential architectural 3D …..
Why Architectural Design Development Phase becomes More Challenging than Schematic and Contract Phase?
The schematic and contract phases are the stepping stones of just about any project, be it retail or otherwise. These are valuable phases as they set the architectural intent, the visual style and suggest one structural approach or another. However important these stages are, in practice, it’s becoming …..
Key Drivers leading the movement to BIM for the MEP Industry
In the last decade, building services projects have seen many developments that have been beneficial. Most of these developments have been contributed from within the industry and also from other sources, such as government regulations and ….
How Open BIM Facilitates Collaborative Design?
Due to its multifaceted benefits, building information modelling (BIM) is rapidly gaining traction in the AEC industry as the key pre-construction planning, construction management, and post-construction facilities management tool. Whilst many firms have transitioned to this ‘intelligent’ model-based
How BIM for Retail Positively Impacts Time to Market?
In the retail facility construction sector, time to market plays a decisive role in project success. Whilst employing building information modelling (BIM) tools has clear advantages over traditional CAD-based workflows during pre-construction planning and …..