“Drafting For Professionals, By Professionals”
We’re a production drafting house that services many different professionals and in different types of projects. We produce five different types and three of those can be applied to residential projects, which are the most common for customers who might be viewing this video. Those three could be called a permit set, a construction set, and an architectural set. A permit set is still, in our case, a very beautiful plan set that has basically everything you need to build it. It’s a little bit deluxe for a permit set.
A permit set is defined by – it gives you all the information it needs to get a permit for that project. Now, a construction set is one step up from that. A construction set has a little more detail and definition in terms of the construction method. Now, if the customer has a budget to work with that’s got some breathing room and they want to bid the project out over many different contractors, construction sets are very helpful for that. That way, there’s not a lot of assumption about the building method and everybody’s bid can be more closely comparing apples to apples instead of apples to oranges.
Now, an architectural set – we actually do quite a few of these – is the most deluxe set of residential planning construction. We’re able to do some really remarkable things with our CAD software. We can actually put the view you have from your particular house outside on the models that we create. When you’re looking at a 3D model and you’re looking out the window, you see the actual view that your property has. We can even do all the interior designing, all the cabinets and window treatments and furniture and finishes and faucets and everything. That’s where architectural plan sets come into play. We’re really defining things to a much higher level.
We don’t actually recommend that people spend more on their plans than they need. Again, someone who wants to save our customers money at every turn. We’ll always start you out with the least expensive option.
Our services include:
- Standard Next Day production Drafting Services
- Custom layouts and logos for your firm’s template plan sheets
- Custom Details for your preferred methods
- Schedules for doors, windows, cabinets, fixtures, electrical and even room schedules including flooring molding, trim & window treatments, the works!
- All types of rendering including:
- Watercolor with and without Line Drawing overlay,
- Photorealistic Rendering
- CAD walk-through and fly over movie files.
- We can even build models of your projects should you require them.
All of our work is done in house by highly trained professionals specializing in Hawaii State and County building codes.
We provide real-time drafting services. This is where we actually draft your plan right there in front of you during an office appointment. This can often turn out to be a very quick solution to complicated layouts. In most cases within less than an hour we can have your building completely sketched up and ready for detailing.
Drafting to CAD services
Are you still drawing old-style haven’t wanted to learn the new CAD programs? Well now you don’t have to, we can convert your hand sketches into CAD layouts within a day or two. Thanks to Pro Draft, Inc. the days of waiting weeks and sometimes months for plans to be drafted are over.
Our proprietary production drafting method allows us to do things no one thought possible only a short time ago. Created by Robert Robinson Associate AIA back in 2005 when things were getting really busy here in Hawaii. Robert says “At the time we simply needed to increase production while minimizing repetitive tasks. I had no idea at the time it would be the birth of next day drafting”. Since that time we’ve been beta testing the method with our next day drafting service with great success.
Pro Draft Inc. with its standard 48 hour turn-around, is the fastest production drafting house in the United States*.