I have now been a self employed CAD Draughtsman covering central Scotland for over 25 years. Although it was forced on me because of redundancy I thoroughly enjoy every minute of it. The engineering background I have (see my C.V.) gives me the insight to know exactly what is required as far as drawings are concerned. I’ve developed an in depth understanding of Auto-Cad and am now using 2009 version. I have purchased Tekla Structures v19.1 This 3D modelling software which will quicken up the production of detail Drawings. Tekla is a superb way to do 3d cad steelwork it also produces material lists giving bolts, nuts and washers, steel weights and surface areas.
Over the years I’ve built up a good customer base mostly in the central belt of Scotland. (see client list) I have worked on some notable contracts. (see cad projects) These include all the steelwork for the refurbishment of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow and the canopy for the Royal Yacht Britannia’s Barge. This is now a tourist attraction at Leith Docks Edinburgh. (see downloads for typical drawings) I also produced the layout drawings for the Donald Dewar library room in the new Scottish Parliament Building along with all the metal work which was required for the refurbishment of the John Knox Storytelling Centre. This is the original site of the house John Knox stayed while he demonstrated against Mary Queen of Scots. Although “Steelwork detailing” is my forte I can turn my hand to almost anything such as house extensions, timber kits, sheet metal work, Local Authority Planning Control and electrical layouts. A new single stringer type of feature stair has recently been produced. Click here for details. I can also arrange steel fabrication work at very competitive prices.