Experience

Abode Design Solutions also provides Contract Services including firm or project based CAD standards, training, large project Setup/coordination and contract drafting services.

CADD Standardization

Our typical CADD Standardization service package is a three-part process which includes creation and documentation of the following:

Part 1. CAD Manual

  • Folder Structure
  • Standardize File Naming
  • Production Tools (Palettes)
  • File Sharing
  • Drawing Layers and Creation
  • Drafting Standards
  • Addendum/Revision Standards
  • Archiving procedures

Part 2. Customization and Production Tools

  • Comprehensive analysis of current CADD systems and standards
  • Creation of custom palettes with all blocks, details and tools as needed
  • Creation of Drawing Templates, Details and Detail Tools as needed
  • New Production Tools to be developed by Abode or other as needed

Part 3. Training

Abode will provide training on the new folder structure, demonstrate new tools and present the standards manual. We can also provide Autocad and Architectural Desktop training on an a-la-carte basis.  

These comprehensive standards, templates and customized CAD tools, along with the creation of an easy to navigate and operate folder and file naming structure will increase your firm’s productivity immediately. The standards will allow employees a seamless transition between projects. Furthermore, the CADD manual will serve as a map for all of your current as well as new employees.

We have also worked with local architectural firms to support or train newly acquired offices or those remote offices that either are reluctant to conform or just haven’t been given the opportunity or necessary training.

Clients

Julie Snow Architects
CAD customization and template creation

20below Studio
Creation of CAD Standards Manual, Drawing Templates and Pallet creation, Support Documents and Training for company wide rollout. AutoCAD 2007

Architron
Creation of CAD Standards Manual, Drawing Templates, Support Documents and Training for company wide rollout. Architectural Desktop 6 

Collaborative Design Group
Creation of CAD Standards Manual, Drawing Templates, Support Documents and Training for company wide rollout. Architectural Desktop 6 

Hammel Green Abrahamson
CAD Trainer for all new employees in Sacramento, LA and Minneapolis. Architectural Desktop 3

Commercial Contract Drafting

The principal of Abode, Matt Rain, has worked for and with some of the nation’s most respected and diverse Architectural Firms for more than twelve years. Specializing in Tenant Improvement Projects, Interior Architecture and Construction Administration, Matt is fluent in all releases of AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop as well as Autodesk Revit.

Clients

Hammel Green Abrahamson
Collaborated and Coordinated Project Setup and Standards Creation for the DD Phase of “The Bridges Of St. Paul”, a mixed-use retail, residential, entertainment complex valued in excess of a billion dollars. Together with HGA we were able to answer the question “how do we setup a billion dollar project with hundreds of Architectural drawings and still have it be a manageable set to navigate and collaborate on with other firms”

Ryan Companies
Contract collaborative drafting, design and construction administration effort on 4 million dollar renovation project to a residence on Lake Minnetonka.

Julie Snow Architects
Contracted CAD Lead for the Construction Documents Phase on The GSA Border Patrol Station in Warroad, MN using Architectural Desktop 4

Contracted CAD Lead for the Construction Documents Phase on Two Simultaneous Twin Cities Metro Transit Projects in Lakeville and Roseville, MN using Architectural Desktop 4

 



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