Building product manufacturers recognize the need for CAD drawings of their products. Architects and designers seek manufacturer CAD because CAD drawings are a fundamental part of construction contracts. Manufacturers with quality CAD make it easier for design teams to specify the manufacturers’ products in their projects. While CADdetails develops CAD for manufacturers, some manufacturers already have CAD ready for use by the design community. 

CADdetails helps manufacturers get their CAD to the audience that needs it; design professionals. Our CAD experts ensure CAD drawings are usable by design professionals looking for products to specify. Building product manufacturers wanting to be specified should read on to discover why they should make their CAD drawings available on CADdetails.

1. Content on CADdetails Reaches Over 681,886 Design Professionals

Architects and design professionals rely on CADdetails for quality design content. We reach over 681,886 design professionals in North America. Design professionals use CADdetails early in the planning stages of their projects, helping manufacturers get their products specified early in the design process. Our reach ensures manufacturers’ design content is available to actively specifying architects and designers at the right time. Simply having CAD files is not enough, manufacturers need to get them in front of the right audience at the right time.

2. Assurance of Quality

CADdetails ensures that all CAD drawings meet the necessary level of quality to be accurately specified into design projects.  Files submitted to CADdetails are reviewed to confirm they meet industry standards for usability in a design project. This includes but is not limited to, ensuring the files are developed as native DWG files, the full product is well represented, and the appropriate technical views are included.

3. Versatility for Architects and Design Professionals

Once the CAD files have been reviewed, they are posted on CADdetails and become accessible to the design community in 7 different file formats. This maximizes their use by the entire project team.  The design community can quickly and easily find the CAD files they need and add these details into their design plans.

4. Access a Range of Expertise

As a CADdetails partner, manufacturers gain access to our in-house team of experts for CAD, BIM, SketchUp, and 3-Part Specifications. Whether manufacturers want to know about the status of your current design files, are looking for new development, or are not sure where to begin, CADdetails experts are here to guide manufacturers to the right solution to get your products specified.

5. Fully Managed CAD

CADdetails offers file maintenance packages for CAD. This maintenance includes updating text, changing title blocks, cleaning line work, placing drawings on a simple layering system, or making simple updates. If more development is needed, CADdetails creates a recommendation report for manufacturers’ consideration. Manufacturers can rely on our experienced CAD experts to maintain and provide insights into manufacturers’ CAD drawings.

6. Present Organized Design Content to Architects and Design Professionals

Manufacturers often have multiple types of design content that design teams can use in their projects. The amount of information and files can become overwhelming for manufacturers to maintain and organize. CADdetails can free manufacturers from having to handle their design content so they can focus on their products. We have presented organized design content for over 25 years, and have worked to ensure we are delivering the files designers need, on platforms that are intuitive and easy to use. Our CADdetails platform connects manufacturers' products with architects’ projects, while our Design Hub empowers manufacturers to showcase their design content anywhere online while providing state-of-the-art analytics and insight. 

Are you a building product manufacturer that wants to be specified? Book a call with us to talk about leveraging your CAD with the right audience and get your products specified!

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