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Approximate Effort/cost To Create .plan From Hardcopy Drawings?

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I have a 25 year old house with original construction docs plus drawings of an extensive renovation (1st floor gut) done a year ago. I'd like to end up with a single electronic version of the plans reflecting the house in its current state. What is the best way to approach this? What additional info should I provide to get a reasonably accurate quote for the drafting work?

 

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Once I see the plans you have (scans or PDF files please), I can then give you a quote.

 

DJP

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Follow up: my end goal is to have this readable/editable in Home Designer 2016 since that's what I have. (Yes, I could do this myself since I'm a capable guy but I'm new to HD and would rather have someone else jumpstart things.)

 

I have a PDF file of the recent renovation - easy enough to share. I have large hardcopies of the original blueprints. What's the best way to get those in a form that I could share with someone?

 

FWIW, I'm wondering up front what broad range this goes for, i.e. is this typically a $200 thing or a $2000 thing? I know it's hard to answer that but I'd also like to avoid taking people down a road if I could have known out of the gate that the required budget is too much. Possible to answer with info I can provide or not even vaguely possible without seeing the drawings?

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What is the total footage of the building?  Need pdf's or scan's

 

Andy how can you put a number on this ? No info 

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$50 an hour, 8 hour minimum. You will have to verify you can open a X7 plan file. I have never taken more than one day to do something like this so unless it's really big.......

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House is a contemporary, open floor plan, two-level plus basement. 3000 square feet including the half of the basement which is finished. What other specs can I provide?

 

For those asking for scans of the original plans, what's the best way since they are large blueprints. Are well-taken iPhone pics sufficient to start? If not, suggestions for scanning large paper?

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Staples does scans of large format sheets

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hang the prints on the wall and shoot with a digital camera

 

or lay on the floor - might be skewed some - but photo editor can fix that - wall is best

 

the plans pics can be imported into Chief and scaled

 

Lew

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Thanks for the responses. I'll get electronic versions of the older plans before getting back here.

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I've sent private messages with a link to docs to a few people but I may have missed a few others. If you're interested in quoting me a price, please message me and I'll get back to you with info.

 

Thanks,

db

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I've been paying $3 per sq ft for 15 years and now the guy i was using increased he's price to $7 per sq ft, this Gentlemen's are giving you a very good price hope you use them .

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I've been paying $3 per sq ft for 15 years and now the guy i was using increased he's price to $7 per sq ft, this Gentlemen's are giving you a very good price hope you use them .

 

Wow, that seems WAY high. Any competent user can do a 2000sf as-built model within a day. Probably closer to 4-5 hours depending on the amount of detail. Are you also getting the remodel/addition drawings?

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I followed the link you posted.  You have a structural error you may want to know about.  The lewis ranch lot 30 plan page 2 has no footing under the the floor joists toward the rear of the house at the stair.

Hmmm. I took a look and I don't see a problem. Anyway the house was built last year and nobody said anything. Thanks for letting me know.

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