CAD Floor Plans | Project Summary 11

On a regular basis I create CAD floor plan drawings of existing buildings. Today I’ll dive into my project archives and summarize one such project.


In the beginning of 2010 a regular client of mine contacted me because he was in need of some measured drawings. He had recently purchased a 3 story house as an investment property, and he asked me to draft measured floor plan drawings of the house. He wanted the drawings delivered to him in CAD and PDF format.

The Field Work

When I arrived on site I found out that the house had a very dense layout. A dense layout would be defined as a layout with a high percentage of closets, rooms and stairwells per square foot.

Some houses that I create drawings of have wide open layouts, and some have dense layouts. A dense layout equates to more measuring and drafting time.

Project Summary
Item Description
Type and Location: A residential house, located in Queens, NY.
Client: Investor
Scope of Work: Create detailed measured plans of all three floors of the house, including adding dimensions to the plans.
Floor Plan Area: First Floor = 808 sq.ft., Second Floor = 631 sq.ft., and Third Floor = 597 sq.ft.
Was the space occupied with tenants?: No.
Access Restrictions: No. The house was vacant, so the client had one of his employees meet me onsite and unlocked it for me. When I was done with my field measuring work I pulled the locked front door closed behind me, and called the client to let him know I was finished.
Field Setup and Breakdown Time: This time is lumped into my field time.
Field Measuring Time: Total of first floor, second floor and third floor = 5.58 hours
CAD Drafting Time: Total of first floor, second floor and third floor = 7.75 hours.
Total Travel Time: 2.00 hours (one round trip)
Misc. Time: 1.00 hours of project coordination.
Crew Size: 1 man
Field Equipment Used: Hand held laser, tape measure, camera (optional), pens, pencils, eraser, paper and foam board.
Comments: The CAD drafting time includes time spent adding many dimensions to the drawings. These dimensions are not included in the image below.

A project sample of CAD floor plans.

A project sample of CAD floor plans.



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About Brian M. Curran

I'm Brian M. Curran and I run a drafting services business in NYC. My aim is to create quality drawings, and to be entrusted with important projects. For some project on-site videos, please visit my Google profile.
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