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  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob R.
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George came through with our desired need quickly. Looking forward to use his services in future endeavors. Highly recommend to anyone needing CAD drawings.

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rdaleydesign
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen H.
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I recommend Rick without hesitation. He was so professional, very timely, and did amazing work. I don’t have much experience with CAD design, but Rick was so patient and worked with me to deliver a product that was exactly what I wanted. Plus, he gave suggestions to improve my design on many occasions. Rick will help develop your vision and produce quality work. If I could have given more stars I would have. So happy I found him on thumbtack because my husband also has a job to develop and we don’t have to look any further.

Robert Smith Design LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Denis S.
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Robert Smith is one of the most knowledgeable CAD designers that I have known. I worked with Robert when he managed the CAD department at Nest Homes. His CAD department was the most well run and organized that I have ever worked with. In addition, his CAD system made full use of the program's design functions. His knowledge of CAD is extensive as is his design experience. He has the ability to combine these two fields to get the best result for his clients. I would highly recommend Robert Smith Designs for any design project.

Bondarchuk CAD Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Frank L.
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Asked for CAD Submittal Drawings for a project, derived from existing DWG info. Josh turned it around in a few days. Thx Josh.

Designtime
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael O.
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It was a great experience working with Michael at Designtime. We designed a floor plan which we liked for our dream home and Michael was very efficient drawing it up in CAD, with all elevations. The process was very simple and fast, even with the changes we had along the way. Michael supplied us with a variety of ready to print PDF's which we used for the permitting process. Michaels work is high quality at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend Designtime for any CAD drawings or plans you need.

  • 14 years in business
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Low cost, professional with over 20 years' experience and PHD degree.

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P. Lynch Drafting, Inc. specializes in a full range of AutoCAD and GIS services. Our focus is to partner with our clients in such a way as to become an extension of their own staff, providing cost-effective drafting services while they retain complete project control. Further, no matter the scope or size, PLD can aid in any drafting need for businesses or private clientele. PLD offers drafting support during schematic design, design development, and construction phases with the latest versions of Auto CAD. In addition, we present expert GIS technical support and mapping services, offering a cost-effective, reliable alternative to implementing or expanding your own GIS capabilities.

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I provide drafting, design, and consulting services for architectural, structural, mechanical, process, and civil engineering.

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Growing up, I had inherited some of my mother's artistic talent and a lot of my father's mechanical aptitude, and I was always creating something or voiding a warranty by taking things apart to figure out what make them tick. I also got something else from my father, a neurological disorder that causes tremors in my hands that frustrated me to the point that I eventually gave up drawing. Eventually, I started using a computer to type everything instead of struggling with handwriting discomfort. Then, I got into CAD and computer graphics. I am back! I just have to get into a comfortable position with my hands supported at the wrist, and I'm good to go. The occasional inadvertent click or keystroke from time to time are easy enough to fix but compared to not being able to draw or create otherwise like it had been for years. I'm happy to draw whatever. I took my wife to the doctor last week, and I did a 3D model of the waiting room while waiting, or due to a recent bout of unemployment, I was a bit frustrated when I came out of unemployment building and sat in my truck for a little bit feeling down, but then I reached behind my seat and got my laptop and modeled the front half of the building, therapy by Dell. I learned to do Shop Drawings at a company I worked for and even other companies. I have a friend whose wife is a Realtor and started doing floor plans for her and others in her office. Then came a whole new facet to drafting (dramatic pause), 3D modeling! Now, I could digitally recreate all those things I would take apart. Call me crazy, but some of my favorite illustrations are technical illustrations like in most assembly manuals and the patent drawing. The standards set by the US patent office required for filing for a patent have remained relatively unchanged since its inception. They just have a look like they had just been finished the night before by someone working in a room illuminated by a candle or oil lamp using a pen that had to be constantly dipped in an ink well to make sure the line weights (thickness) stayed consistent. In those days, there were craftsmen and artisans, today though, most would be called operators. Someone trained to operate whatever computer-powered machine to put out what ever is in demand. So, I also am but merely "an operator", but considering the heart and passion I put into my work, the work that I can only now do because of these computers, I'll gladly concede to being called an operator, but no one can stop me from wearing my pajamas that say "craftsman". BTW, just to get a chance to use my "electric crayons", I do both black and white and colored architectural renderings, and if any one is interested, I do tutoring on SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program.

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With strong Internet connection, I can produce 3D CAD models of your structures, 2D design drawing CAD files and PDF documents using Microstation based applications -- Frameworks Plus, Bentley Structural, etc.

  • 5 years in business
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My work is of high caliber, many hours are spent making sure every finite detail is correct, leaving no room for doubt in the clients' mind I get to transform an idea into a product, something that has real-world application. Creativity, my clients entrust me with their ideas and I expand on them, delivering a well thought out, creative final product.

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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