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Accelerated cabinet shop drawings development by 20-30% using 2020 Design

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2020 Design accelerated designs for kitchen and bathroom cabinets design by 20-30%

Project Overview

Client Profile
Manufacturer of frameless kitchen and bath cabinets, decorative hardware and countertops
United States
Multifamily renovation projects
Architectural drawing, cover pages, appliances detail, finished schedule
Shop drawing package including of cover page detail and appliances information
2020 Design Live AutoCAD 3D

Business Needs

  • All the drawings provided by the client were in a 2D architectural layout view, which limited the ability to visualize the space. Therefore, to improve the look and feel of the layout and provide enhanced 3D visualization, 3D models and layouts of the kitchen and bathrooms were needed.
  • Additionally, the client wanted to expedite the manufacturing process by offering strong support to the shop floor.


Before starting the project, the team had to undergo significant training in the following areas:

  • Understanding and learning the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) standards
  • Grasping the Accessibility Guidelines
  • Incorporating the Fair Housing Act (FHA) into the creation of shop drawings
  • Comprehending design notes and installation instructions within the drawings
  • Proposing standard Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) and assessing field conditions based on the architectural drawings

Our Solutions & Approach

Reduce your cabinet design time by 50%

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The client, a manufacturer of standard and custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets, received 2D architectural drawings from their customers. These drawings offered limited visibility and needed to be converted into 3D models with basic rendering to communicate the design intent.

I Shape Kitchen
I Shape Kitchen
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L Shape ada Kitchen
  • The client shared initial architectural drawings with the engineers at HitechCADD Services for preliminary understanding.
  • The team underwent training to learn and interpret the drawings according to NKBA standards, using reference documents and handbooks.
  • Through close collaboration and interaction with the client, the project team created notes and established a process for developing standard models of bathroom and kitchen cabinets.
  • The team utilized an extensive library in 2020 Design for standard products, employing drag-and-drop methods to expedite the design development.
  • Models for kitchen and bathroom vanities, hinges, locks, handles, accessories, countertops, etc., were accurately calculated.
  • Production-ready models were created, adhering to FHA rules and guidelines and NKBA standards.

After a thorough self-QC and peer QC, the final cabinet models and kitchen layouts were shared with the client.

Business Impact

Project Samples

L Shape Kitchen
L Shape Kitchen
U Shape Kitchen
U Shape Kitchen
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