Blue Thorn Technology
Unit A1 | The Icehouse | 180-182 Fazeley Street | Birmingham | B5 5SE
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CAD Coordination

Building Services Coordination


AutoCAD & Software

We believe the most important aspect of CAD coordination is the understanding of building services. Knowing the difference between what can be done and what should be done. The knowledge of service standards and realising the best practice installation and maintenance requirements.

Our coordination team have the knowledge and experience to understand what a site requires for a good coordination solution. They have a range of knowledge across the services, however, we still endeavour to set up specialist service teams  to focus their expertise on a particular area be it pipework, ductwork, drainage etc.

We coordinate all aspects of a project and are particularly expertise with plant areas, risers and modularised services as well as creating drawings for service fabrication and prefabrication.

  Our main software platform is AutoCAD.

Since our inception we have modelled using 3D, we find it quicker and more accurate. We have programmed our own software suite that allows us to model and mark services in 100% AutoCAD without the need for downloads and enablers and works with AutoCAD Lite and can be exported as DXF without losing information(See Software).

We also use commercial 3D modelling software packages such as CADDuct.

We use Autodesk Navisworks to carry out 'clash detection' to confirm our cooridnation solution. This can be used for real time 'walkrounds' and visualisation.

We use Autodesk 3DS Max for full animation and photorealistic visualisation. (See Case Studies to see animations)


There are many other aspects to our coordination than simply providing standard installation drawings.

Please select a sub-topic on the left to find out about more specialist areas we are involved in.