The Complete Draughting service

Erection drawings

These extremely detailed drawings are created for the benefit of those who will be erecting or installing the steel fabrication components. The details include the exact location of every steel component that will be part of the overall structure as well as instructions for how they should be installed. The quality and accuracy of erection drawings plays a huge role in ensuring that a project runs smoothly.

Leveraging technology

Software advancements have revolutionised steel detailing over the past few years, making it fast and easy to create accurate drawings in 3D. As a result, drafters and detailers now use 3D drawings for everything from shop drawings and erection plans through to full scale templates of intricate layouts. Not only does this make it easier to visualise components and understand their role in the overall structure, but it can make spotting potential problems easier as well. 3D isometric drawings can be particularly useful when dealing with complex connections, such as column/beam splices, as well as make responding to Requests for Information (RFIs) quickly and easy.

Maximising efficiency

Another important part of the job involves creating a Bill of Materials (BoM), which is a comprehensive record of the raw materials, supplies and sub-assemblies required for constructing all those steel components. Apart from making it easy to monitor the volume of material required, and therefore its cost, the BoM can also include an estimate of the amount of scrap expected making it easier to maximise efficiency.

Our advanced 3D technology enables us to give our customers:

• Detailed drawings for all parts
• Detailed erection plans
• Clear shop drawings
• 3D sketches templates for RFIs
• Full-scale templates for complex layouts
• Isometric details of complex connections