Warehouse CAD Layouts For Permits And Efficiency
There are many reasons why you would need a CAD layout for your warehouse, but two of the main reasons are:
- You want to design the most efficient warehouse possible, and:
- You need a building permit for your warehouse or racking project.
The process of designing a warehouse can be tricky: Nearly all racking projects require a building permit from your city or county. Not only does the design of the racking system need to fit your own requirements, but it must comply with applicable building codes in order to obtain your permit.
Obtaining the permit for your pallet rack requires a CAD drawing of your warehouse space.
A warehouse CAD layout is a detailed computer drawing that will include the configuration of the racks, the structure of the warehouse, and important features such as columns, doors and egress paths.
The good news is that you don’t have to do it yourself. We can help you streamline the process of designing a warehouse racking system with our warehouse layout services. Quality CAD designs simplify the permitting process, and help you create the most usable space in your warehouse.
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, along with permit-ready drawings of your pallet rack project.
Do You Need Warehouse 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.