SiteMaster Building - Mobile CAD Software The mobile solution for Professional Building Surveys and CAD Drawings carried out On Site in Real Time
Draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols rectangular and circular columns, recesses, ,chimneys, ducts, room areas, volumes, perimeters and much more.
Isn’t it amazing to think that just five years ago virtually all surveyors took pencil and pad, tape measure or possibly a laser measuring device out into the field and spent several hours measuring up sites, buildings and all related detail before returning to the office to redraw the detail into their CAD package. Or is it? How much has really changed?
There is an ever growing requirement in today’s fast paced society by clients and
customers to have quick, accurate building plans, floor plans, ‘as built’ plans and
elevational drawings of buildings with which to plan their future building proposals,
schemes and to comply with current legislation like the recent Government Directives
where Local Authorities, schools, colleges and the like are required to take a much more
proactive approach to the whole area of Property Management.
However, in older buildings, asbestos, water hygiene and associated issues cannot be
determined unless accurate measured building surveys exist and are kept up to date. Fire
Regulations and new laws to improve access to public buildings for people with disabilities
have also raised the profile of property asset management at local level. These new
regulations have highlighted that hundreds of councils ether do not have the original plans
for many of their public buildings, or some premises have undergone so many extensions
and refurbishments that the original drawings bear little relation to the present layout of the
building. Local Authorities, are facing a race against time to arrange for all schools,
colleges and nursing homes, to be surveyed with accurate drawings produced for their
records. In the long run it will lead to greater efficiency of property management. Short
term it may at first appear to be a huge burden, but Graeberts suite of Sitemaster software
and Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd’s mobile kit is positioned to help alleviate the pressure and
provide a highly productive surveying solution – with many benefits for the future.
In the private sector, pressure is constantly placed on Architects, Surveyors and Facilities/
Project Managers to produce fast accurate drawings and data of existing and new or
proposed schemes, this cannot be achieved unless a fast accurate method of producing
existing floor plans is available. Now Sitemaster Building 4.1 is that programme which can
produce very accurate finished floor plans in the same or less time than it takes to carry
out a traditional site survey.
Before Sitemaster Building was available, it meant sending a surveyor to a project site, to
carry out all the measuring and manual sketches by hand, before returning to his office to
re-input all the data at their office into their office based CAD system. They may also have
been required to go back to site on numerous occasions to correct inaccuracies that came
to light during the CAD process, a very frequent event that causes major delays in time
and much additional expense to the project team.
Compare that to what a surveyor would now achieve using Sitemaster Building suite of
software. Now not only are they accurately measuring the properties, but they are
generating in ‘real time’ the finished CAD drawings at the same time, no hand drawn
sketches, no scribbled notes, no long drives back to the office to then generate the CAD
plans but most importantly no return visits to correct inaccurate or missing dimensions.
The property is therefore, measured, drawn in CAD and mailed back to the office in 50 per
cent of the time previously taken, allowing the surveyor to go straight on to his next job.
It really is a Win Win situation for all parties!
Although there are FIVE software programmes in the Sitemaster Suite, Sitemaster
Building is the main one that would be employed to facilitate the completion of CAD
drawings for ‘as built’ or proposed floor plans and is therefore critical in the marketing of
this range of software, to show a client/customer the features and range of this whole