Here a Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. From commercial properties, to industrial and residential settings, we provide a range of high quality, professional electrical solutions across the North West. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about CAD for lighting design.
What is CAD?
CAD stands for computer-aided design and is a tool that we use here at Walker Electrical to create stunning and effective designs for interior lighting. This involves using dedicated computer software instead of hand drawing or traditional drawing techniques.
What are the advantages of CAD for lighting design?
There are a number of advantages to using CAD plans to design and plan out interior lighting in any property including commercial and industrial properties. These advantages include:
- Changing and editing designs easily- when using CAD software, plans and designs can easily be changed and altered depending on the requirements of the project. Some interior lighting projects can be dynamic, which means they are changing and evolving, and CAD plans can be perfect for this situation. It also means that clients that can have more control over the lighting layout and floor plan, making changes to suit individual requirements.
- Effective collaborative design- if your property is undergoing a range of construction work including electrical and plumbing work, CAD designs can be much easier to share between different companies and teams to ensure that everyone working on your project is working from the same page. This can reduce errors and problems occurring during the installation phase, and can help keep your project running on time and on budget.
- Complex plans- CAD design can help to produce complex building plans and layouts that can include the positioning of outlets, light bulbs, switches and lighting control units. CAD drawings can also help with electrical load calculations for your building too.
For more information or advice, or for professional support, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.