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CAD Survey

What is CAD?

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. At Manchester Measured Survey, we leverage CAD to provide precise and detailed as-built drawings. Our CAD survey techniques ensure accuracy and efficiency, turning physical spaces into detailed digital models.

Bespoke 3D scan to CAD service

At Manchester Measured Survey, we are dedicated to providing high-quality, accurate, and efficient CAD survey and scanning services. Our 3D scan to CAD service is designed to meet the needs of architects, engineers, contractors, and property managers. Whether you’re planning a renovation, constructing a new building, or managing a historic restoration, our team has the expertise and technology to support your project’s success.

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    What Projects We Can Help With

    Manchester Measured Survey’s CAD survey services are perfect for a variety of projects, including but not limited to:

    Renovations and Remodels

    Understanding the as-built conditions is crucial for any renovation project. Our surveys provide the necessary foundation for accurate planning and design.

    Historic Building Documentation

    Preserve and document the intricate details of historic buildings for restoration or archival purposes.

    Construction Projects

    Utilize our CAD surveys for accurate site analysis, planning, and execution of construction projects.

    Real Estate and Facility Management

    Our services assist in the management, planning, and optimisation of space in real estate portfolios and facilities.

    Level of detail in Scan to CAD service

    Different projects necessitate varying levels of detail in their planning and execution phases, primarily because the complexity, purpose, and scale of each project can vastly differ. For instance, a residential renovation project may require a moderate level of detail, focusing on architectural and structural elements. This is where a scan to CAD service comes in, ensuring the new design aligns with existing conditions by transforming physical spaces into precise digital models. On the other hand, a complex industrial facility design demands a highly detailed 3D scan to CAD service, capturing not just the architectural and structural elements but also intricate details of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. This level of detail from CAD scanning services is crucial for integrating new machinery, ensuring safety standards, and optimizing workflow. Similarly, historic building documentation requires an exceptionally high level of detail provided by CAD scanning services, to preserve architectural integrity and historical accuracy, capturing every nuance from ornamentation to material texture. Each level of detail served by 3D scan to CAD services plays a specific role, influencing project outcomes, from ensuring compliance and functionality to preserving heritage and aesthetic value.

    A measured survey surveyor using 3D laser scanner for CAD survey 

    Process of CAD Survey

    Our CAD survey process is thorough and state-of-the-art. It begins with a comprehensive scan to CAD service, where we use advanced scanning technology to capture every detail of the physical site. This 3D scan to CAD service translates real-world dimensions into precise digital models, which can then be manipulated and analyzed in CAD software. This scan to CAD service is part of our broader CAD scanning services, ensuring a seamless transition from physical to digital.

    Initial Scan

    Our team conducts an on-site 3D scan using the latest technology.

    Data Processing and CAD

    The scanned data is processed and converted into a CAD-compatible format.

    Quality Check

    Our experts then use CAD software to refine and analyse the model, ensuring it meets all specifications and requirements.

    A CAD plan of a church showing the ceiling details

    What Can Be Captured in a CAD Survey

    A CAD survey can capture an extensive range of features and details, including:

    Architectural details

    Doors, windows, and ornamentation.

    Structural elements

    Beams, columns, and load-bearing walls.

    Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems

    Wiring, plumbing, HVAC systems, and more.

    Terrain and environmental features

    Land contours, adjacent buildings, and landscape elements.

    Ready to elevate your project?

    Contact Manchester Measured Building Survey Today.


    Our Measured Building Survey Testimonials

    Jason Taylor
    Jason Taylor
    We were looking for a topographical survey to be done for our company’s office blocks. Manchester Measured Survey completed an accurate and professional job. Received details drawing on time in great quality. Many thanks!
    Terry Brown
    Terry Brown
    Our new property’s project architect recommended us to recieve a 3D point cloud survey from Manchester Measured Survey. These guys were a pleasure to work with and as a result their work was very helpful for our project overall. Highly recommended to everybody!
    Nick Wilson
    Nick Wilson
    Very delighted with the service I received from these guys. They were a pleasure to work with. I will definitely use them again.
    Olivia Brown
    Olivia Brown
    Our company has used the Manchester Measured Survey for over two years now for all our measured building survey needs. Happy with the service provided to us. The drawings were high quality and delivered in time. All our requirements were met. Highly recommended.
    Sophie Newman
    Sophie Newman
    Many thanks to the team at Manchester Measured Survey. They were super responsive and we received our floor plans and elevations very quickly and the detail is immaculate! Will definitely be using them again for future projects.
    Jack Wilson
    Jack Wilson
    Our architectural firm required an urgent measured building survey and it was impossible to get an appointment but Adam from Manchester Measured Survey managed to squeeze us very next day which helped with project deadlines. We used them 4 times already and always get a professional and flexible approach and efficient turn around for drawings.


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