Drafting

With thirty years experience in survey and civil drafting we have the capability to prepare plans to a high standard. Working within NSW Government for internal and external surveyors, engineers and architects, we prepared plans for investigation, construction and contract documents.


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For Drone Pilots

We offer CAD drafting and engineering plan preparation to Drone Pilots,  we take your data when you have finished processing it and prepare CAD plans to client requirements.

Drone image processing tools come in two forms:

  • PC based – eg. pix4d or photoscan, or
  • Web based – eg. drone deploy or aero propeller

These produce great outputs but they still need interpretation,  explanation and presentation:

  • if they are to be used by third parties
  • or there is further design work to be added
  • if you want sections, elevations or non trivial volumes and areas calculated
  • or you want plans prepared to simplify printing at different sizes and scales.

Our strength is our drafting service, we apply these skills and experience to our own surveys and your drafting requirements.

Nearmap

As an alternative to drone surveys we can utilise Nearmap aerial photography service as a base to prepare 2D CAD plans.

Nearmap constantly re-flys the populated areas of Australia and produces imagery at a resolution of 7 cm GSD, almost as good as our drone at 3-5 cm, much better than Six or Google maps at 30-50 cm.

The benefits of using Nearmap imagery are:

  • cost savings: no field trip needed.
  • speed: 1-2 days from request to cad plans.
  • regular updates: imagery current to a few months.

The example job below contains a 1:500 compilation plan and three 1:200 detail plans, in pdf and cad format. Underground services were added from a dial before you dig search. Position is on GDA/MGA grid and is accurate to 0.3 m. The full eight plan pdf set is available here.


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A reasonably complex multi page set of cad plans such as the above example can be prepared for $499 ex. GST

We can provide additional drafting to add your design from your mark up.

PDF files are provided for printing, Officeworks provide a reliable large format plotting service, upload online and either pickup from the local store or have them mailed to you. Costs for b&w or colour, Bond is much cheaper, for durability choose Tyvec.

Coverage

Mainland capitals are captured at least 6 times a year

Captured 6 times a year are Central Coast, Cessnock, Gosford, Newcastle, Richmond and Wollongong, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Melton and Shepparton.

Captured 3 times yearly are Bathurst, Berry, Bowral, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Nowra, Orange, Port Macquarie, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Mackay and Rockhampton, Albury, Bunyip, Frankston, Mildura, Traralgon and Warrnambool, Mount Gambier.

Twice a year, Williamtown NSW, Cairns, Gatton and Townsville, Devonport, Hobart and Launceston, Darwin, Alice Springs.

For regional cities such as Dubbo & Tamworth coverage extends approx. 10km from the edge of the built up areas.