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5 tips for creating accurate shop drawings: ShapeCUT

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If you want your metal cutting services provider to create an ideal product for you, then it’s important to provide them with accurate shop drawings. A shop drawing is a drawing (or set of drawings) produced by the contractor, supplier, subcontractor, manufacturer or a fabricator. Shop drawings are characteristically required for prefabricated components, like metal cutting, structural steel, trusses, pre-cast and windows. Here are five tips for creating excellent shop drawings.

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5 tips for creating accurate shop drawings: ShapeCUT

  1. 1. 5 TIPS FOR CREATING ACCURATE SHOP DRAWINGS
  2. 2. If you want your metal cutting services provider to create an ideal product for you, then it’s important to provide them with accurate shop drawings. A shop drawing is a drawing (or set of drawings) produced by the contractor, supplier, subcontractor, manufacturer or a fabricator.
  3. 3. 1 Employ a qualified, experienced checker An important step in the creation of shop drawings is the final one: getting them checked. A checker doesn’t have to be a draftsperson, but they should have in-depth knowledge of the fabrication process as well as pay close attention to detail.
  4. 4. 2 Decide on an effective communication system Communication must be clear between all parties and details must always be clear and easy to read also. The checker should employ an effective mark up system. Agreements could be highlighted in blue and disagreements in red and comments in pencil.
  5. 5. 3 Share responsibility for final stages Once the checker has completed the first mark-up, this should go to the detailer, who should highlight his/her agreements, disagreements and comments in contrasting colours. The second mark-up should then be returned to the checker.
  6. 6. 4 The checker needs a thorough checklist To make sure nothing is forgotten, the checker should work through a comprehensive checklist covering absolutely everything – from eliminating ambiguities and redundancies to ensuring the drawing meets all relevant compliances.
  7. 7. 5 Keep accurate records It’s important to know what’s going on at every stage of the process. Keep an accurate diary, where you record both deadlines and actions taken. This might prove to be useful evidence in the event of a dispute.
  8. 8. WWW.SHAPECUT.COM.AU 1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732)

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