Maximizing efficiency: Creating DWG floor plans with iGUIDE

If you’re looking to remodel an existing space, build an addition or tweak a custom floor plan, you need a DWG plan to develop drawings.

As an industry professional, you’re well aware of how these plans work. 

DWG floor plans play a crucial role in the architecture, design and permitting of your project. 

These plans, typically created using AutoCAD or Sketchup software, provide architects,  designers and others involved in the project with a detailed representation of a building’s layout. From the placement of walls, doors and windows to the dimensions of each room, DWG floor plans serve as a blueprint for construction and renovation projects. 

How many times have you found yourself frustrated with trying to create your DWG floorplan? 

If you are like most of the leaders in your industry, you find it too complicated and costly to create DWG floor plans using a traditional approach, and you’re looking for a better solution. 

Let’s talk about how we can make creating DWG floor plans easier and more cost-effective with an iGUIDE Camera System.

What is the risk with manual measurement?

To get the most out of these files, it’s important that your measurements are precise.

It can often take days with multiple site visits and a multitude of costs to create your initial DWG floorplan.

The risk of not having the right measurements at every stage of a construction project can result in increased costs, regulatory violations and project delays.

The process can take hours, traveling room to room, manually pulling tape, drawing and documenting features into one final drawing ready for the architect to interpret into a formal DWG floor plan.

When capturing measurements for a DWG drawing manually, you’re leaving yourself open to human error, and you could end up:

  • extending timelines,
  • violating regulatory guidelines,
  • or losing money on direct and indirect costs.

iGUIDE is the tool you need to accurately capture a space to create a reliable floor plan. With the ability to measure 3,000 sq ft in 15 minutes, it can save you time and money by eliminating unnecessary manual effort.

A hassle free way to create DWG Floor Plans

iGUIDE is the only platform that provides a proven cost-effective way to get a head start on architectural and construction floor plans and as-build and design drawings. By utilizing iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans you can expect to: 

  • Take 1,000’s of measurements instantly.
  • Receive DWG floor plans in hours not days.
  • Expedite building permit approvals and project collaboration.
  • Have DWG floor plans created in less than 48 hours instead of 5-10 days1.
  • Spend less than half the cost of traditional methods.

iGUIDE’s camera system accurately measures the distance to walls with a typical 1 cm (approx. 0.4”) degree of uncertainty up to a range of 40 meters (130 ft). It uses time-of-flight laser scanning technology with thousands of laser measurements per second versus a common handheld scanner, which provides one laser measurement at a time.

Building a plan for success

The greater the accuracy of your DWG floor plan, the greater the chances are that your project will be executed correctly and that the finished design will meet your client’s expectations. 

iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans include:

  • AIA (American Institute of Architects) standard layers
  • Annotations including labels, area totals, objects, dimensions, etc. (premium only)
  • LOD 200 (level of development)
  • iGUIDE 360-degree virtual tour

When you use iGUIDE, your design professionals, architects and engineers will know you’ve created a reliable source of truth when it comes to the placement of the walls, doors, windows and furniture. 

They can use the DWG floorplan from your iGUIDE in AutoCAD or SketchUp to update the design for your project, to attain approvals and create your client’s vision.

Take an approach everyone will appreciate

iGUIDE is simple to use, and having confidence in the details is invaluable. Avoid the risk of manual measurement, multiple walk-throughs and site visits. You’ll meet be able to meet code and regulatory requirements, with accurate files that your professional team can rely on.

Don’t let outdated processes hold you back. Save time and avoid hassles with manual measurements, drawing and multiple site visits. Improve project accuracy and start capturing accurate floor plans, room dimensions and reliable square footage calculations in one go with iGUIDE. 

Our team is ready to show you the difference, book a demo today.

1DWG Floor Plan delivery time is dependent on property size and complexity and may exceed 48 hours. Excluding Sundays, holidays, and outside office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm EST).

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