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Steel Detailing and Drafting


As a full service kerala based steel fabricators, we can provide a full range of steel detailing and drafting services in structural and miscellaneous steel.

For detailing and drafting in pavana industries, contact our team and we'll be happy to help.

Our advanced 3D technology enables us to give our customers:

  • Detailed drawings for all parts
  • Detailed erection plans
  • Clear shop drawings
  • 3D sketches templates for rfi's
  • Full-scale templates for complex layouts
  • Isometric details of complex connections

How we Work

The main job of steel drafters and detailers is to consult the architectural and engineering drawings relating to a project, interpret what they mean, then create their own unique drawings that relate to the steel components required. These drawings include the location and specifications of every steel component in the entire structure and total accuracy is essential.

Shop drawings

Also known as detail drawings, shop drawings are created for the benefit of the steel fabricator and contain the specifications relating to every steel component that needs to be fabricated, such as the steel beams, braces, joists, trusses and columns. Shop drawings typically include material and surface specs, component dimensions, as well as details relating to welding, painting and bolting.

Erection drawings

These extremely detailed drawings are created for the benefit of those who will be erecting or installing the fabricated steel components. The details include the exact location of every steel component that will be part of the overall structure as well as instructions for how they should be installed. The quality and accuracy of erection drawings plays a huge role in ensuring that a project runs smoothly.

Leveraging technology

Software advancements have revolutionised steel detailing over the past few years, making it fast and easy to create accurate drawings in 3D. As a result, drafters and detailers now use 3D drawings for everything from shop drawings and erection plans through to full scale templates of intricate layouts. Not only does this make it easier to visualise components and understand their role in the overall structure, but it can make spotting potential problems easier as well. 3D isometric drawings can be particularly useful when dealing with complex connections, such as column/beam splices, as well as make responding to Requests for Information (RFIs) quick and easy.

Maximising efficiency

Another important part of the job involves creating a Bill of Materials (BoM), which is a comprehensive record of the raw materials, supplies and sub-assemblies required for constructing all those steel components. Apart from making it easy to monitor the volume of material required, and therefore its cost, the BoM can also include an estimate of the amount of scrap expected making it easier to maximise efficiency.

A steel detailer is a person who produces detailed drawings for steel fabricators and steel erectors. The detailer prepares detailed plans, drawings and other documents for the manufacture and erection of steel members (columns, beams, braces, trusses, stairs, handrails, joists, metal decking, etc.) used in the construction of buildings, bridges, industrial plans, and non building structures. A steel detailer's projects are usually commercial, residential, public, industrial or municipal; low-rise residential projects

Steel detailers (usually simply called detailers within their field) work closely with architects, engineers, general contractors and steel fabricators. They usually find employment with steel fabricators, engineering firms, or independent steel detailing companies. Steel detailing companies and self-employed detailers subcontract primarily to steel fabricators and sometimes to general contractors and engineers.

We are the first Aveva Bocad Roof and wall software using in Kerala.

AVEVA Bocad is a best-in-class, 3D structural detailing solution that enables the efficient detailing of the most complex multi-material structures. Whether for architectural, onshore or offshore projects, AVEVA Bocad removes detailing limitations and enables accurate, right-first-time fabrication and construction.

AVEVA's fabrication software suite provides class-leading productivity for the detailed design and fabrication of structural steelwork, enabling rapid, high-quality fabrication and construction for on-time, on-budget, integrated project execution.

AVEVA has combined AVEVA Bocad™, the most powerful, productive and complete structural steel detailing solution, with AVEVA FabTrol™, the global market-leading information and production management system for steel fabrication. The result is the world's most powerful and integrated end-to-end solution available for the steel fabrication industry.

Together, AVEVA Bocad and AVEVA FabTrol are driving the Future of Steel Fabrication – continually creating new capabilities to transform the structural steel industry.