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What is a Site Plan?

What is a Site Plan?

One of the first things to do before designing or placing a building in a location is determining the site. A site plan is a detailed graphic and written document that shows how a site will be developed. It is a legally binding, professionally prepared proposal for the use and development of a parcel of land. Many zoning ordinances have an entire article devoted to site plan review. If a site plan conforms with all zoning standards, it must be approved.

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What is a Floor Plan?

What is a Floor Plan?

A floor plan is an architectural drawing showing the spatial layout of a building. It is generated by having an imaginery horizontal line/plan that is cutting the building at 3′-4′ from the base. The result is a “diagrammatic” drawing showing a wide range of information from rooms, structure, layouts, materials, dimensions, etc.

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3D CAD Benefits

3D CAD Benefits

Without 3D CAD today, architects and engineers would face daunting challenges. Structures, designs and workflows are becoming more complex, while clients demand more for their money. 3D CAD modeling solutions give you and your company several benefits over 2D counterparts. Here are four ways 3D CAD solutions can improve your architecture and engineering design work.

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