top of page

Outsource Shop Drawings to UR CAD Services and benefit from our experience

We offer high-quality outsourced CAD Services for Shop Drawings from India that are cost-effective

Shop drawings are be prepared for components such as structural steelwork, reinforcement, lifts, access platforms, building services equipment, appliances, ductwork, piping, plumbing, windows, cabinets, electrical and data layouts, fire protection, and so on.

Steel Buildings, Steel Shop Drawings, Outsouce Shop Drawings

We at URCADServices offer flexible and cost effective solutions in civil and structural design engineering, ensuring a high level of quality and delivering on time at the same time. We fulfill not only our clients’ requirements to perfection but also their desires. Structural steel detailing services from URCADServices offers excellent detailing, design, and structural drawings through computer-aided design programs. Shop drawings are a set of drawings which provide the details of various components that help in the construction of a project. Shop drawings are prepared for pre-fabricated components to show how they should be manufactured, fabricated, assembled or installed. They are prepared by taking into consideration the design intent drawings and specifications developed by the project design teams. While construction drawings relate more to the building or structure or a sub-division as a whole, shop drawings are for various building components used.

The American Institute of Architects has defined shop drawings as diagrams, schedules, drawings, and other types of data prepared specifically by a distributor, supplier, manufacturer, subcontractor, or contractor to show some part of the work. Shop drawings are made with the help of high-end technologies ensure that engineers and planners are able to easily appreciate the details that need to be taken into consideration when planning and setting up a structure.  Generally shop drawings are drawings created by an installer or manufacturer for a specific architectural or engineering task.

Never miss a deadline again, outsource Shop Drawings to URCADServices. Contact us.


Steel Framing, Steel Shop Drawings, Steel Fabrication Drawings, Steel Detailing, Outsource Shop Drawings

Modern day shop drawings or technical drawings are created using CAD software. Hand drawn technical drawings are not so common these days and this dying art has been reduced to quick sketching for conveying ideas and concepts quickly. Shop Drawings will coordinate the right information to check proper installation on the job site.










Shop Drawings represent the initial design intent 

Shop drawings are prepared by contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers or fabricators. They generally relate to pre-fabricated components, showing how they should be manufactured or installed. They take design intent drawings and specifications prepared by the project design team and develop them to show in detail how the component will actually be manufactured, fabricated, assembled or installed. Shop drawings might be prepared for components such as structural steel work, reinforcement, lifts, access platforms, building services equipment, appliances, ductwork, piping, plumbing, windows, cabinets, electrical and data layouts, fire protection, and so on.

They may be reviewed by the project design team prior to fabrication to verify that they comply with design drawings and specification and to ensure that different packages of work and components are properly coordinated. This means that they need to contain relevant information to enable this to be done, which might include the provision of samples for approval. However, this does not relieve the originator of the drawings from responsibility for their correct preparation.

Prior to fabrication, shop drawings must be developed for accurate manufacturing of steel structures. This helps the contractor to discover any deficiencies or faults ahead of time, allowing for timely corrective action. When fabrication work is done without shop drawings, difficulties frequently arise during erection that must be corrected in the field, resulting in untidy work.

Users of modern shop sketching tools can model the complete structure in 3D, allowing them to discover any overlapping elements. Once the 3D model has been built, these software tools will automatically generate the shop drawings for each member. This not only saves time but also reduces the possibility of human error in the compilation of fabrication drawings.

Shop drawings represent an elementary form of delegated design. The process involves contractors and suppliers who design the components for which they are responsible. If the project architect of a building had to design every single connection and interaction between systems and components, it would be an arduous process. Most architects do not have the skills to design to that level of detail and that would cause delays and frequent defects in design. Using shop drawings provide the contractor and the architect with an opportunity to review what the subcontractor or supplier intends to supply or construct before approving the fabrication or construction.

We offer HVAC Duct Shop Drawings, Steel Shop Drawings, & Millwork Shop Drawings

Increasingly, the preparation of shop drawings is outsourced where the supplier does not have the appropriate skills, software, hardware or resources necessary, or where they may be able to obtain lower rates or faster turnaround. However, this may not properly exploit the expertise of the suppler and places responsibility for preparing important design information with an organisation that is not contractually responsible for it and may not have the detailed knowledge necessary. The supplier should carefully check any shop drawings that are outsourced in this way. 


When you outsource shop drawings to UR CAD Services, you get highest quality CAD services at affordable prices. Our engineering professionals are proficient in using various latest design and analysis tools and software to deliver you the best result. All of our projects are designed to comply with regulatory requirements of the County, State and approving agencies.  


Our engineering staff are well equipped with real-time experience in the latest engineering CAD software. You'll have immediate access to some of the best and brightest civil engineering professionals by going overseas and bypassing the gaps in hiring pools in more developed countries.


Our clients can avoid making a capital investment in new engineering software, infrastructure and human resources to increase its CAD production capacity. They just can inform us that it requires more work. Although the requested increase or sometimes decrease in production might change the terms and costs associated with the original production contract, it is more flexible than making a one-time capital investment that could sit idle if the increased demand subsides.

We aim to develop innovative, sustainable solutions for our clients and will deliver on the promises we make to them. Our “can-do” approach enables us to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and become a partner of choice.

What are the major differences between construction drawings and shop drawings?

The shop drawings show the original design and how it changed as the building was designed. While being built, they contain modifications made during the construction, just as a new building contains alterations during the design.

This can be done by adding or removing sections of existing walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors and so on. These changes are referred to as “replacing” or "addition" to the old building. The building may also need to be re-designed for engineering in order to meet the requirements of the local building codes. In this scenario, a construction drawing is used to show the changes that have been made and how they will be accommodated in the finished structure. It captures all new changes and presents the new design intent.


Shop drawing submissions typically ramp up at project kickoff and slow down as construction progresses. Unlike construction drawings, they remain unchanged throughout. They depict the building’s original design intent and act as a single source of truth for all parties, reducing misunderstandings and mistakes during the build. Apart from the differences discussed here, there are several benefits of shop drawings​.

The main reason that makes the shop drawings important in engineering projects is the fact that the Shop Drawings focus less on the design intent and instead put weightage on  how the final product will be built. 

We at URCADServices have worked on both construction drawing projects as well as shop drawing projects. Our team has vast experience in US based building codes and can assist you with your projects. Outsource shop drawings to URCADServices for cost effective and high quality services.

Benefits of outsourcing Shop Drawings to UR CAD Services

One of the biggest advantages of outsourcing shop drawings to India is cost savings. Lower cost of operation and work makes it attractive to outsource. Besides cost effectiveness, there are few relevant advantages of outsourcing. It consists mainly of finding skilled resources and getting quality work done in conjunction with improved process efficiency.

  • Improved customer satisfaction with timely deliveries and high-quality services you can impress your clients. Outsourcing can help you enjoy increased customer satisfaction and your customers will remain loyal to your organization.

  • Companies that do everything themselves have much higher research, development, marketing, and distribution expenses, all of which must be passed to customers. Third-party structure cost and economies of scale can give your firm have a key competitive advantage.

  • When certain functions are outsourced, companies also distribute or do away with the risks involved in operating a particular function. For example, if the salary management operational eats your time and money, this provider of outsourced payroll services gives you the freedom to focus your concentration on other core activities of the business. 

  • The time zone difference between Asian countries and the West, you can get your work done while your business is closed in the evening. This is especially beneficial for companies who need the services industry, providing customer support around the clock. 

  • Spending cuts can not be the only reason to outsource, but it's certainly a major factor. Outsourcing converts fixed costs and variable costs, releases capital for investment elsewhere in your business, allowing you to avoid large expenditures in the early stages of your business in stages. Outsourcing can also make your firm more attractive to investors since you are able to pump more capital directly to revenue-producing activities. 

  • By outsourcing, you can get expert and skilled services. This benefit of outsourcing was the main reason why some opt for outsourcing. 

  • There are other important factors that will contribute to the continued growth of outsourcing to India. Proficiency in English is a major factor that drives higher consumption of Indian talent. 

  • Business has limited resources, and time manager and a limited attention. Outsourcing can help your business stay focused on your core business.

Guidelines for Productive Shop Drawings

Submissions of shop drawings often peak at the start of a project and then decline as construction advances. In contrast to building drawings, they are constant throughout. They serve as a single source of information for all parties and represent the building's original architectural purpose, preventing misunderstandings and errors throughout construction.

1. Finalizing the design intent before creating shop drawings.

Which shop drawings must be provided to consultants for evaluation should be specified in the project specifications. Shop drawings must be based on decisions made after carefully examining the contracts, drawings, and other specifications given by the designers. You will not get the second chance to make changes to the shop drawings once approved as shop drawings cannot be changed after they are created, so be sure to include all pertinent details before delegating their creation.

2. Shop drawings to serve the purpose for which they were created.

The site circumstances should be reflected in the shop drawings, together with any potential differences between those conditions and the construction drawings. This is a crucial check to make sure that anything made off-site or built on-site complies with the design intent specified in the contract documents / construction documents and that the general contractor and trades have a clear understanding of the project requirements.

Before submitting shop designs to the consultants, it is important that the contractor must always evaluate them. This cuts down on time wasted by contractors reviewing drawings that will be rejected right away.

One major thing to keep in mind is to thoroughly reviewing the shop drawings. Any shop drawings that are merely exact replicas of consultant drawings should also be discarded. This illustrates how poorly the subcontractor has considered how their system or product fits into the broader design and construction. The understanding of the project and design intent is something consultants look for in subcontractors and crafts.

Outsourcing shop drawings to URCADServices will enable you reduce cost and time while preparing the site for construction. Contact us today for your shop drawings need.


We dedicatedly serve outsourced CAD services for shop drawings which have helped in increasing efficiencies to our customers

bottom of page