Computer Aided Design in the Built Prefab Design Process
Computer Aided Design (CAD) has revolutionized the way architects and builders design and construct houses. This technology allows for the creation of detailed, accurate 3D models that can be used to plan and visualize every aspect of a home, from the layout of rooms to the placement of electrical outlets. Built Prefab utilizes 3D CAD modelling for every home it builds.
One of the biggest advantages of using CAD to design houses is the level of precision and accuracy it offers. With CAD, architects and builders can create detailed floor plans, elevations, and sections that can be used to ensure that every aspect of the design is functional and meets the needs of the homeowner. This can include things like making sure that doorways are wide enough for wheelchair access, or that the kitchen has enough counter space for food preparation.
Another benefit of CAD is the ability to create virtual walk-throughs of the design. This allows homeowners to get a feel for the layout of the house and how the different rooms flow together. It also allows architects and builders to identify any potential issues with the design before construction begins, such as a lack of natural light in certain rooms or the need for additional electrical outlets.
CAD is also a valuable tool for builders during the construction process. By using 3D models of the house, builders can ensure that every aspect of the design is being followed correctly, and that the house is being built to the exact specifications of the design. This can help to minimize the risk of errors or omissions during construction, which can save time and money in the long run.
Despite the many benefits of using CAD to design and construct houses, it is important to note that the technology is not without its limitations. One of the main limitations is that a computer model can only be as accurate as the data that is input into it. For example, if the dimensions of a room are not entered correctly, the model will not be accurate. Furthermore, the model can only be as good as the person who is creating it. The skill of the designer or architect can greatly affect the accuracy of the model.
Another limitation is that a computer model can only provide a visual representation of the design. It cannot fully capture the feel and atmosphere of a home. While a virtual walk-through can be helpful in getting a sense of the layout, it cannot replicate the experience of actually living in the house.
Despite these limitations, CAD remains an incredibly powerful tool for designing and building houses. The level of precision and accuracy it offers can help architects and builders create functional, beautiful homes that meet the needs of homeowners. It can also help builders to construct houses quickly and efficiently, which can save time and money in the long run.
In conclusion, Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a powerful tool in the design and construction of houses. It allows architects and builders to create detailed, accurate 3D models that can be used to plan and visualize every aspect of a home. The technology also allows for virtual walk-throughs of the design which can help homeowners to get a feel for the layout of the house and how the different rooms flow together. However, it is important to note that the technology is not without its limitations and a computer model can only be as accurate as the data that is input into it and the skill of the designer or architect.
Check out the photos below for some comparisons between a Built Prefab CAD design and the real thing!