Starting without a precise CAD Layout can lead to a number of problems during installation, and can mean your warehouse space ends up with inefficiencies or usability problems. This is particularly true when it comes to large warehouse racking projects.
Our warehouse layout specialists will produce full CAD drawings of your space.
Do You Need CAD Layouts?
Probably, but not always. If your warehouse racking project needs to be permitted (most do), then you will almost certainly need a CAD drawing of your warehouse. CAD layouts are typically going to be required by the city/county as part of the permit process.
Even if you don’t need permits (or you choose not to get them), a CAD layout is an important step in the planning process. Without a CAD layout, it’s easy to make mistakes that are hard to correct. Once pallet rack is installed and anchored, it is expensive to move. So placing the rack in the correct place the first time will save you a lot of money and headache.
If you just need a few beams or you’re setting up a few bays of racking and you don’t plan on permitting it, then you can probably get by without CAD drawings.
Our warehouse layout designers consider a number of factors when drawing your CAD layouts. Here’s just a few of them:
- Ceiling height
- Electrical panels
- Building support columns
- Aisle width
- Forklift turning radius
- Seismic calculations
- Concrete thickness
- Anchor size
- Fire sprinkler locations
- Ingress / Egress
- Man doors
- Docks & loading doors
Give us a Call, We can Help!
Whether you’re designing a small warehouse or a distribution center, having accurate CAD layouts is critical to a successful warehouse racking project.
Contact us today at 503-536-7216 to get a CAD Layout quote for your project.