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Millwork & Casework Shop Drawings from Architectural Plans of Museum, USA

Project Information
Client Profile
Institutional furniture design and manufacturing firm
Institutional furniture manufacturing
Architectural plan drawings and hand sketches
CAD shop drawings, assembly and installation guides
Autodesk AutoCAD
Millwork and Casework drafting
Client Challenges
  • Slower design cycles due to iterative design intent communication between designer, manufacturer and general contractors.
  • Interpreting detailed architectural layout of the museum to develop detailed shop drawings for millwork, casework and joinery keeping natural light and museum architecture intact.

Business Needs

The client needed precision millwork shop drawings to communicate right design intent on shop floor owing to historical architectural design of museum. Also, since the furniture had multiple components to be modeled, client wanted an efficient solution with quick turnaround times using their online CAD Vault systems.

Our Solutions and Approach

Project engineers studied the architectural drawings and hand sketches shared by the client to understand fitting of various joineries across the museum. Based on our prior experience in millwork and casework drafting, we suggested veneer selection and material choices for various fit outs and then started developing CAD drawings.

  • After first few meetings with the client, we developed first drafts shop drawings studying the architectural layout and shared them with clients.
  • After having series of conversations with the client and multiple RFIs, our CAD engineers produced skeleton modeling based on the input drawings. 
  • Based on the client’s feedback, a team of three CAD engineers and drafters revised and updated the first drafts of shop drawings in AutoCAD by importing PDFs.
  • Once the detailed information was received; we prepared CAD drawings and assemblies which were dispatched as Pack&Go files to Vault on local drive of client’s server
  • Documents like design process monitor, project register,  material information, equipment call off, design change register was shipped to client in zip file formats.
Architectural Floor Plan
Architectural Floor Plan
Architectural Layout Detail Drawings
Architectural Layout Detail Drawings

The project engineers delivered high-quality manufacturing drawings with detailed joinery and installation instruction guide. These drawings assisted foremen on site and lead elimination of interruptions during installation.

Business Impact

With the accuracy of manufacturing and precision in installation guides, the client could completely eliminate any rework. Any need for size adjustments back on shop floor once the products were dispatched on site was eradicated with synchronized communication between teams. Also, client could significantly reduce turnaround times and achieve high-quality outputs using vaults and replicating models.

Display Cases Drawings with Model
Display Cases Drawings with Model
Display Cabinet Drawings & Model
Display Cabinet Drawings & Model
Display Cabinets Drawings & Rendering
Display Cabinets Drawings & Rendering
CAD Library Models
CAD Library Models
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