We are going to build our retirement home in Parrottsville, Tn, (we currently live in the Birmingham area), and have been working on our home plans since 2016, using Chief Architect Home Designer software (2018 edition). This software can export to a PDF, DXF, EMF and PNG Format.
We have talked with several builders, some builders say they can work with what we have, we just need it printed on a large printer (1/4 inch - 1 foot scale), while the other builders say the plan need to be redrawn by an Architect/Designer.
We have a few questions, but please excuse our ignorance on the first question.
1) What's the difference between what the software program drew up and what an Architect/Designer can do?
2) Would you be able to take our plans and print them in the 1/4 inch - 1 foot scale? Cost?
3) If we need to have them redrawn, what would that cost?