I can help you
take your design ideas
and convert them to
high quality fabrication drawings
desk of Alan Clarke, 3D CAD Graphic Designer and Draftsman
Location: Gold Coast, Brisbane,
Re: Affordable Design and Drafting available to the man in the street
If you are interested in having
top quality fabrication drawings produced either
from your own outline ideas, or from architects
specifications, then I would like to help you
with my professional drafting service.
In a normal building environment,
architects charge big money because they are trained
to design things that they are fairly sure can
be made using ordinary structural disciplines
with standard materials.
The structural engineer then approves
the overall structure and supplies the connection
details (i.e. the way of attaching each part to
So, the architect supplies the overall
dimensions and the structural engineer provides
the member sizes and supplies the approval of
the spans and stresses calculations. Then the
workshops are asked to tender for the materials
supply and fabrication - and often also the erection
and installation. Alternatively a rigger will
be asked to produce a quote for the erection and
installation from the architectural and structural
If they (the fabrication workshop)
win the job, on their quote, then they employ
me to work out what the architects want and what
the structural engineers require - and I provide
the fabrication drawings for the workshop to make
it and install it.
Sometimes I get asked to do it all
from the beginning. This usually arises when a
customer walks into a workshop out of the blue,
and wants a complicated thing built. The workshop
bosses will normally refer them to me and I go
through with the customer, understand their requirements,
and interpret their ideas into a 3D CAD model
and 2D structural drawings making use of the lastest software.
This allows the customer to visualise
what is to be produced. It also helps to ensure
accuracy and project success because I can then
go on to produce clear fabrication shop drawings
which can be approved by the structural engineers
and made by the fabrication workshop.
I look forward to helping you with
your fabrication drawings.
Tikatape (Pty) Ltd
Tel +61 418 731 903
make your ideas a reality!
Good drafting means good fabrication and error