Every month, thousands of CAD files and scanned architectural drawings are uploaded to the Drawing Vault. From brokers to space planners, property managers to engineers, real estate professionals around the world benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing their important documents are safe, secure and impervious to wear and tear.
The Drawing Vault allows you to store many different types of construction drawings all in one place, including core and shell drawings for all construction disciplines, tenant improvement, parking and landscaping. You can also archive partition plans, path of travel, furniture plans, floor plates, marketing drawings, perspective lease plans, building photos, engineering spec books, as-builts and a variety of documents associated with a building and its tenants. Recognised file formats include CAD, BIM, DWG, DXF, PNG, TIFF, PDF and JPEG, among others.
It’s simple to upload your CAD drawings yourself, while for the best results paper documents require the attention of our in-house team of professional archivists.
Even the most well cared for blueprints and plans are susceptible to the ravages of time. Fading and deterioration are inevitable, and the drawings that are handled the most are the ones that suffer the greatest damage, or even loss. In the event of fire, earthquake or flood, your records risk being destroyed entirely.
Thankfully, our in-house team of professional archivists are equipped to convert all of your drawings into digital files. Following inspection for damage, discolouration, fading or noise, our large format Océ scanners are custom calibrated according to the needs of each drawing set, and 300dpi TIFF files are created. Fragile drawings receive extra care and attention from our skilled archivists who encase them in vellum before scanning.
Once scanning is complete, all available metadata is assigned — including sheet number, description, drawing-type, architect of record and revision date — making each drawing easy to find, no matter how you search.
A word about doing it yourself… we can understand the temptation to create your own digital archive. Over the years many clients have come to us, having attempted to do so before realizing just how prohibitive the costs involved can be. Once time, equipment, and the complexities of creating an effective filing system, are taken into account, most agree it is a job better handled by the professionals.
Our innovative filing system makes it simple to find the document you’re looking for. Rather than the traditional files and folders, the Drawing Vault intuitively responds to the real world needs of the real estate profession — organising construction drawings by building, floor, suite and discipline.
The Drawing Vault also allows for historical and renovation document storage with easy revisioning recognition, giving you instant access to a document’s entire history.
Your newly digitized, high-resolution documents are available to view online as soon as the scanning and indexing process is complete. Our custom-built document viewer allows you to zoom, flip, magnify, enhance and much more. Naturally, all files are also available to download, or with access to a large format printer, full-size sheets can be printed directly from the Drawing Vault.
Construction drawings are the means by which the real estate and construction industries communicate. The Drawing Vault connects professionals and keeps business moving forward, without the need for physical documents.
No matter your role, or the role of the person with whom you’re collaborating, the Drawing Vault makes life easier.
Among its most active users, space planners and architects rely on the Drawing Vault to store all documents and CAD drawings relating to the building or tenant suite they’re working on. When discussing plans with a prospective client, it helps to have instant access to both current and historical documents.
PDFs of partition plans stored in the Drawing Vault, searchable on a floor-by-floor basis, can quickly be printed for building tours. This accessibility also comes in useful when creating feature sheets or marketing brochures. Furthermore, CAD drawings can be viewed directly online — no need to download or open your CAD software.
For Chief Engineers working with local Building Engineers in a different city, the Drawing Vault enables quick, easy sharing of construction drawings.
Many lenders ask that building owners provide core and shell and tenant drawings, for underwriting, insurance or due diligence purposes. By granting them access to the relevant documents stored in the Drawing Vault, you provide lenders with the convenience of an entire set of construction drawings at their fingertips.
With the many differing needs your contractors have, it’s good to know you’re able to grant easy access to the drawings necessary for all disciplines. Architectural, electrical, mechanical and landscaping drawings, and so much more, can all be stored.