What We Need


Want to save us time and you money? Here’s what to do!

We’re great at turning sow’s ear mark-ups (see above) into silk purse AutoCAD drawings and Revit models, but it takes time. Follow these tips and tricks on how to mark up to make our job easier and keep your drafting costs down.

We need:

1. Your marked up drawings.

  • Please spend some time trying to make your mark-ups as clear as possible. You may need more than one attempt.
  • Always use RED pen to mark up changes to your drawings. Please do not use pencil or black pen as it makes your changes hard to read.
  • Liquid Paper is our worst enemy – we can’t see what’s underneath it! Cross all line changes out with red pen and re-mark with a blue pen or highlighter.
  • Please don’t write upside down on plans. Write all information and notes on the same orientation as the drawing

2. The AutoCAD files (.dwg or .dxf files)

Obviously we need the appropriate files to do the work – we don’t and can’t work on PDFs! Please ask your builder, consultant or engineer to supply ALL of the files associated with you project including ANY X-REFs (external reference files) and JPEGs that may feed information into the drawings.

3. Your logo and address details

Please provide your logo as a high-quality JPEG and we’ll put it on the drawing. Our job is to make you look professional.

4. All information for drawings

Think about any info that might be relevant to us. For example:

  • Do data outlet number need a prefix? (LV1-001 etc)
  • Which switchboard are the circuits being fed from?
  • Have valves or hydrants changed locations?
  • Have sensors moved since the tender drawings?
  • What components, pathways or outlets have moved after construction drawings were issued?
  • Do you require any notes to be left on the drawing?

FREE Cheat Sheet

We put together this quick guide for our electrical customers, but many of the tips are relevant for plumbers and mechanical contractors too! Just click on the image below for a PDF copy.