Find out the various as-built 2D drawings there is at Red Laser Scanning


Red Laser Scanning has explained in detail about what services we can offer and how it may be beneficial for your project, want to proceed with these services but need clarity on what will be produced to you? Our experienced team is always here to assist and clarify the process of 3D Laser Scanning, from measured surveying to creating plans. So, what drawings do we work with and produce at Red Laser Scanning? Find out the importance of drawings and how each drawing can be useful to you and your construction project.

The importance of drawings and plans

Depending on your situation and progress within the project, floor plans and drawings are critical in completing a successful project. This is because they provide accurate and detailed information, which is cost-effective and time-saving from re-visiting the site taking works. A common mistake people fall into is using and relying on the plans received when purchasing a property, especially if they are not new plans. Usually, these are known as Blueprints which are proposal drawings at the time of construction, not equivalent to what was actually built, therefore not entirely authentic.

So, why are existing floor and site plans and drawings essential in an architectural and construction project? For one, it is a precise way to planning for a successful project. Without concrete plans, you are more likely to run into mistakes and risk of high costs later to mend the errors. It provides clients with easy to read documents and gives you the choice of what format of drawing you need depending on the stage of your project. Here are a few drawings our laser scanning team works with and can produce for you.

CAD Drawings

CAD stands for Computer-aided design, and it refers to designing and documenting on-screen through software. It is a fantastic way to produce 2D or 3D drawings due to its reliability in quality and dimensions, having a more accurate solution to build models. Allowing you to pinpoint and refine measurements, elaborately analyse the design and overlook any design errors. Additionally, it will enable you to visualise the building more clearly and is easily accessible as it can be transmitted or provided digitally. Red Laser Scanning uses AutoCAD software to produce highly accurate CAD Drawings, which is then used for 2D as-built plans and 3D BIM Models. Want to find all the beneficial factors in using As-built drawings, visit our services.

Revit Models

As discussed in our blog in all you need to know about Laser Scan to Revit, Revit models are favoured by professionals as it enhances the feel of the project and focuses on the look of the project. Revit is a built BIM software which allows users to design 3D models of buildings and structural construction. The difference between AutoCAD and Revit; for example, AutoCAD is a general CAD software to create accurate 2D and 3D drawings. In contrast, Revit is software for Building Information Modelling, which uses intelligent tools to create 3D building models. Many designers work with Revit as it aids to distinguish key features and allows them to analyse and adjust any components to perfect the end product and final design. Allowing no room for mistakes, this software enables data to be changed automatically if one piece of information is modified. Therefore, if one object is altered, anything related is then automatically changed also. 

PDF Drawings

As well as creating plans which are unmistakably reliable and meticulous, you may request PDF drawings of these plans which create a more relaxed experience to view, transfer and obtain for the progression of your project. If you are an architect or just a private client who doesn’t have a vast expanse of experience with drawings and plans, you are guaranteed enough information which you may understand with the functionality and simple access to PDF drawings. Request 2D or 3D plans from Red Laser Scanning, and we will provide that to you immediately and promptly!

If you need accurate, detailed and precise plans and drawings with minimum hassle and immediate request, Red Laser Scanning is here to help you today with our range of exceptional service and reliable team. Contact us now to get a quote as we serve to London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and many more! We are here to provide high-quality drawings for your renovation project, whether it is a house and property to a business.

About Red Laser Scanning

Red Laser Scanning specialises in 3D Laser Scanning services for architects, interior designers, construction professionals and contractors all across UK. Our experienced team is here to deliver a quality service which is quick, efficient and reliable for your project needs.

Case Studies
Red Laser Scanning, a laser scanner survey was commissioned to meticulously document the students' accommodation within this historic edifice, producing architectural CAD drawings at a scale of 1:50
Measured Building Survey of The Iconic Trinity College Clock Building in Cambridge
By combining the detailed drawings at a scale of 1:20 with High-Resolution Orthophotos, we achieved an accurate representation of the exposed stonework, textured with a rectified photo collage.
Measured Building Survey for Restoration of the Paradise Court, University of Chichester
Our measured building survey company completes measured building survey service for river view apartments for architectural elevations in London.
Measured building survey to produce Architectural elevations for re-cladding purposes