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HIRE – Graebert Sitemaster Building Kit

May 6th, 2011 Comments off
Hire Sitemaster Building Kit

Hire Sitemaster Building Kit

Professionally equipped while working in the field – complete boxed solutions

Save money by hiring a Sitemaster bundle.

Now you can hire the best Mobile Surveying Solution on the market. Recently made available by Mobile CAD Surveying, the Sitemaster Bundle is now available to hire.

For more information: Hire a Graebert Sitemaster Building Kit – Mobile Surveying Solution

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Viliv Tablets now available

July 15th, 2010 Comments off

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Mobile CAD Surveying have added the Viliv model tablets to their range of products. The Viliv X70 has been tested for sometime by them we are told with their award winning Sitemaster Building Software after the demise of the Q1 ULTRA that had been used for many years.

A spokesman from the Company told us the Viliv X70 Premium and EX 3G models were “outstanding value and have proved their worth during long ongoing testing on live and real time surveys”

“Over the next few days we hope to be adding more fromthe Viliv range to our product base” we were told.

Some of the accesories already avaliable for this particular model are:-

Accessories/Upgrades

Standard with Windows XP Home – upgrades available to Windows 7 – Starter – Home – Pro
Power adaptor
Standard battery
X70 EX Leather pouch
Multi TV  Out Cable
USB Cable
VGA Out Cable
X70 Car mount
X70 EX Cigar Jack

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Fast CAD Drawings

May 11th, 2010 Comments off

Measured Building Surveys – Floor Plans – Elevational or Sectional Drawings – ‘As Built’ Plans – Fast CAD Drawings & CAD Services

Floor Plans

Floor Plans

Measured Surveys – Floor Plans

We can provide Floor plans with varying levels of detail – from simple walls, columns, doors and window surveys, to a fully detailed data set including all 3D information (sill & head heights, stair riser and going details, door heights, ceiling heights, beam details etc.). As part of our measured surveys, the surveyors can also pick up and highlight other information such as any electrical and data points, sanitary fittings, incoming mains positions, plant, fire fighting and detection equipment, security equipment and signage.

Measured Drawings CheckMany times, plans exist but their accuracy is in doubt or change management has been poor, we can carry out a  check survey, this can be a very cost effective way to bring the existing plans up to date.From yours or your clients existing drawings, we are able to compare distances on the drawing with dimensions taken on site and produce a report indicating where any inaccuracies lie. Mobile CAD Surveying can report on percentage variation between existing drawing and situation on the ground as well as any changes in the buildings layout.


*  Measured Building Surveys
*  Energy Assessment Drawings
*  Floor plans and elevations
*  Lease plans/ Land Registry Compliant plans
*  Drawing Validation Surveys
*  Licensing Plans
*  Check existing drawings
*  Land Surveys and Topographical Surveys

A good CAD drawing, deriving from a good survey, will be put to a host of other uses and as such, will become a valuable commodity that pays for itself in no time.

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DO YOU NEED FLOOR PLANS ELEVATIONAL OR SECTIONAL DRAWINGS?

May 6th, 2010 Comments off

DO YOU NEED FLOOR PLANS, ELEVATIONAL OR SECTIONAL DRAWINGS?

If you need a Measured Building Survey or even several measured building surveys or a measured building surveyor,  you have come to the right place. If time is of the essence, or clients time constraints are limited on site, we can accommodate you.

Whether your survey project is large or small, a single house plan of a few square metres up to thousands of square metres or several house plans or building plans, we can meet your requirements. We have vast experience of Measured Building Surveys, floor plans and elevational drawings, everything from private homes and domestic premises, apartment blocks, and flats, to churches, embassies, supermarkets and shopping malls and have carried out measured survey programmes encompassing hundreds of properties.  A schedule can be drawn up to suit you!

To give you an idea of the kind of work we carry out, we are currently working on surveys for 200 schools in Scotland for a Local Authority, domestic properties of all sizes in London and the South and also an unusual Castle! So a very diverse group of properties – size of property and location is no problem to us and we would be happy to quote no matter how small the project may be. We guarantee a fast turnaround, competitive pricing and great customer service.

In addition to our surveying services we also demonstrate, sell and train companies and Local Authorities on the Sitemaster Building suite of surveying and drawing software, if you are interested in this for your own Surveyors/Architects we would be happy to arrange a FREE no obligation demonstration for you.

Floor Plans, Measured Building Surveys, As Built Plans, Elevational Drawings, Licensing Plans, Lease Plans, Land Registry Plans and many more purposes.

If you need Floor Plans for any purpose and you need them fast and accurate, then we can deliver.

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Examples of our Floor Plans

Examples of our Elevational & Sectional drawings

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Elevational and Sectional drawings

April 30th, 2010 1 comment

Measured Building Surveys.net – along with Floor Plans they also provide elevational drawings, sections and visualisations of properties and buildings. Lease Plans and Land Registry Plans.

Land Registry Lease Plans

Since  October 2003, all new leases granted for terms over 7 years or existing leases sold or assigned with 7 years left to run must now be registered with Land Registry. Land Registry plans for both Lease and Freehold properties are an integral part of our services for private landlords, law firms and investment companies with large property portfolios.

Land Registry approval first time
Avoid rejection and delays due to non-compliant Lease Plan drawings

No fuss, one phone call
Leave Land Registration compliancy to us

Our service includes:

  • Site visit and dimensional survey
  • Ordnance Survey location map
  • Land Registry compliant
  • Plans coloured as required
  • Liaising with other property professional
  • Plans available in PDF, CAD or paper formats
  • Quick turnaround


How we work

  • Once instructed, we will visit the property to undertake a detailed survey
  • We then produce your lease plan using our digital drawing systems to ensure accuracy, efficient drawing retrieval and fast replication
  • Your Lease Plan is delivered to you either as a printed copy or electronic pdf copy  ready for immediate insertion into the appropriate lease document
  • We can also provide a pdf copy for you to print off yourself.
  • Digital versions can also emailed to you for future reference – completing the process
  • We may also be able to produce compliant plans from information you already have.
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Visuals & Visualisations

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Measured Building Surveys

April 4th, 2010 Comments off
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Measured Building Surveys.net

It has been a busy six months since we launched our site as a way of providing all the facts about our Measured Building Surveys and Floor Plan Services all in one place and make it easier for our clients and customers to find what they are looking for, and our initial thoughts have proved correct and the site has been very busy and has lead to us winning some lucrative contracts and working on some great projects, some of which can be seen on our Floor Plan and Elevations pages. So thanks to our recent customers for that.

If you need a measured building survey or even several measured building surveys or a measured building surveyor,  you have come to the right place. If time is of the essence, or clients time constraints are limited on site, we can accomodate you.

Whether your survey project is large or small, a single house plan of a few square metres up to thousands of square metres or several house plans or building plans, we can meet your requirements. We have vast experience of Measured Building Surveys, floor plans and elevational drawings, Lease Plans and everything from private homes and domestic premises, apartment blocks, and flats, to churches, embassies, supermarkets and shopping malls and have carried out measured survey programmes encompassing hundreds of properties.  A schedule can be drawn up to suit you!

Floor Plans can be for many different reasons, for more information see our Measured Surveys page.


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Sitemaster Building Software – Floor Plans Measured Building Surveys As Builts

February 27th, 2010 Comments off

SiteMaster Building Sitemaster MovieMobile CAD Software
The mobile solution for Professional Building Surveys and CAD Drawings carried out On Site in Real Time
Draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols
rectangular and circular columns, recesses, ,chimneys, ducts, room areas, volumes, perimeters and much more.

Point ~ Shoot ~ Drawn = Instant Floor Plans

SiteMaster Building – for daily use – 100 million square meters of Building Surveys cannot be wrong!

Now being used extensively for Commercial Energy Assessment Floor Plans and Data Collection

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Sitemaster Building 4.1 software for fast, accurate, floor plans and Measured Building Surveys in real time, carried out On Site with NO mistakes and NO return visits to site.

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Sitemaster Building Software and Today’s Ever Growing Requirements

December 8th, 2009 2 comments
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Sitemaster Building

There is an ever growing requirement in today’s fast paced society by clients and customers to have quick, accurate building plans, floor plans, ‘as built’ plans and   elevational drawings of buildings with which to plan their future building proposals, schemes and to comply with current legislation like the recent Government Directives where Local Authorities, schools, colleges and the like are required to take a much more proactive approach to the whole area of Property Management.

However, in older buildings, asbestos, water hygiene and associated issues cannot be determined unless accurate measured building surveys exist and are kept up to date. Fire Regulations and new laws to improve access to public buildings for people with disabilities have also raised the profile of property asset management at local level. These new regulations have highlighted that hundreds of councils ether do not have the original plans for many of their public buildings, or some premises have undergone so many extensions  and refurbishments that the original drawings bear little relation to the present layout of the building. Local Authorities, are  facing  a race against time to arrange for all schools, colleges and nursing homes, to be surveyed with accurate drawings produced for their records. In the long run it will lead to greater efficiency of property management. Short term it may at first appear to be a huge burden, but Graeberts suite of Sitemaster software and Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd’s mobile kit  is positioned to help alleviate the pressure and provide a highly productive surveying solution – with many benefits for the future.

In the private sector, pressure is constantly placed on Architects, Surveyors and Facilities/Project Managers to produce fast accurate drawings and data of existing and new or proposed schemes, this cannot be achieved unless a fast accurate method of producing existing floor plans is available. Now Sitemaster Building 4.1 is that programme which can produce very accurate finished floor plans in the same or less time than it takes to carry out a traditional site survey.

Before Sitemaster Building was available, it meant sending a surveyor to a project site, to carry out all the measuring and manual sketches by hand, before returning to his office to re-input all the data at their office into their office based CAD system. They may also have been required to go back to site on numerous occasions to correct inaccuracies that came to light during the CAD process, a very frequent event that causes major delays in time and much additional expense to the project team.

Compare that to what a surveyor would now achieve using Sitemaster Building suite of software. Now not only are they accurately measuring the properties, but they are generating in ‘real time’ the finished CAD drawings at the same time, no hand drawn sketches, no scribbled notes, no long drives back to the office to then generate the CAD plans but most importantly no return visits to correct inaccurate or missing dimensions. The property is therefore, measured, drawn in CAD and mailed back to the office in 50 per cent of the time previously taken, allowing the surveyor to go straight on to  his next job.

It really is a Win Win situation for all parties!

Although there are FIVE software programmes in the Sitemaster Suite, Sitemaster Building is the Mobile CAD Solution and the main one that would be employed to facilitate the completion of CAD drawings for ‘as built’ or proposed floor plans and is therefore critical in the marketing of this range of software, to show a client/customer the features and range of this whole suite.

Some Technical information about Sitemaster Building:-
The extensive features of SiteMaster Building are especially interesting for users that need to create and deliver professional CAD drawings.
The layer management supports the combination of several floor plans in one single file. Heights of rooms, openings and symbols can be recorded and exported. Lasered distances are recorded in the background and saved on an extra layer for proofing purposes.

Draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols. You can draw rectangular and circular columns, Recesses, chimneys and niches/ducts. SiteMaster Building offers you more than 250 CAD and numerous editing commands. The program features associative dimensioning and room area calculation. The Camera function allows you to insert icon-referenced inspection photos and images. SiteMaster Building contains an Image function for direct insertion and scaling of photos and image underlays with support for file formats as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and RLC digital photos and images.

VoiceNotes that can easily been inserted eliminate time consuming text markup by providing record and playback of high-compressed audio notes and instructions directly inside your drawings.

AutoCAD-compatible drawing symbols / blocks can be used. The Visual Symbol Manager lets you insert symbols ? as-measured, referenced or free in the drawing. You can export Excel-compatible .csv files with room/area lists and room schedule reports/symbol lists. The Check Distance function lets you compare »as-built« distances to plan distances and record this comparison.

Experienced power users can use the visual Desktop, Menu and Toolbar Editor (DME2) and Lisp and/or C++ programming APIs to customize and extend the program furthermore.

Productivity levels and therefore profit margins are a concern to all, but in an industry where so much process is manual there only needs to be one error in measurement, or error in reading a measurement and the entire dimensions of a building will be inaccurate. The result?  A return to site to re-measure and then back to the office to amend the CAD drawings. This is a huge resource cost and ultimately vastly decreases profit margins, affects customer service and increases costs for both the supplier and the client.

Anybody connected with design, construction, engineering, facilities management, manufacturing, mapping, real estate and related industries will know that. Local authorities, hospitals, schools, surveyors, facilities management companies – any sector involved in the management of multiple and large buildings that require compliance with Health and Safety regulations, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and those requiring Asset Registry services are now looking at how to shorten the “field-to-finish” time and associated cost.

In order to tempt the surveyor away from the traditional pen/paper/laser approach, any solution offered has to be quick, efficient and truly mobile. To persuade the money men it also has to offer a swift ROI – laser scanning options were seeing an increase in adoption a few years back but were still costly, and did not create the “as-built” drawings and floor plans in the field that would significantly cut design and planning time and cost.

The answer lies in incorporating handheld devices, software,   Bluetooth and   wireless technology – to produce a CAD drawing in front of your eyes. The measurements taken by laser meter and sent via Bluetooth into the software installed on the handheld device, produce a pictorial representation almost instantly. Human error is completely eliminated – the surveyor can see immediately if he has taken the measurement incorrectly. The solution also needs to offer the basics for internal building design, down to such detail as furniture if required, thereby producing a finished drawing in the field that can be emailed back to the office.

If we say the output is 100% accurate in half the time and at half the cost we’re pretty close. Productivity in simple terms is increased by 100% – the work is delivered in one day – therefore the profit is increased by 100%. Mobile technology has actually been proven to increase productivity by up to 1000% when compared to traditional design methods. And that’s not mentioning the less tangible increase in service level to the customer. A return on investment can be seen in some cases on day 1, but we say on average within 14-15 working days, including the cost of the hardware, software and training.

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Mobile Surveying Solutions for Laser Measures

September 9th, 2009 1 comment
Laser Measures - Hilti Disto Bosch

Laser Measures - Hilti Disto Bosch

Mobile Surveying Solutions for Laser Measures: SiteMaster

The SiteMaster Building series is continued with release 4.1 Formerly known as PowerCAD SiteMaster “Pro and ClassicSiteMaster Building and BuildingLT are extended to SiteMaster BuildingTS with additional Total Station functionality. Laser Measures like the Leica Disto A6 and Disto D8, Hilti PD38 and Bosch are supported.

SiteMaster Building Solutions run on nearly every Handheld, PDA or PocketPC on the market. Windows CE and Windows XP are both supported. The new icon menu improves the user’s control on layers, functions and their drawings. SiteMaster perfectly matches Ultra Mobile devices such as the Samsung Q1 UMPC.

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Windows XP, Vista, CE, Mobile

Mobile CAD Software and Mobile-Cad for site are now the solutions for many architects and surveyors who want to produce fast accurate floor pans, on site and in real time with no errors.

Point ~ Shoot ~ Drawn = Instant Floor Plans

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SiteMaster BuildingTS – Mobile CAD Software

August 17th, 2009 5 comments
Sitemaster Building TS

Sitemaster Building TS

Building Survey with Laser Measures and Total Stations
SiteMaster BuildingTS – added Total Station functionality

Connect a Total Station
SiteMaster BuildingTS contains the same features as SiteMaster Building and offers a direct link to a Total Station. Through the combination of hand laser meters and Total Stations the working process is optimised when doing building surveys.

Survey for example the outside surface of a building with a Total Station and the inside building survey with a Laser Measure. You are creating the complete drawing on-site minimising the risk of producing any errors. The system allows you make corrections on-site.

SiteMaster BuildingTS supports the protocol of popular Total Stations of the following companies: Leica, Topcon, Trimble or South. (other manufacturers being added now)

The extensive features of SiteMaster Building are especially interesting for users that need to create and deliver professional CAD drawings.

The layer management supports the combination of several floor plans in one single file. Heights of rooms, openings and symbols can be recorded and exported. Lasered distances are recorded in the background and saved on an extra layer for proofing purposes.

A library allows to draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols. You can draw rectangular and circular columns, Recesses/chimneys and niches/ducts.

SiteMaster BuildingTS offers you more than 250 CAD and numerous editing commands. The program features associative dimensioning and room area calculation.

The Camera function allows you to insert icon-referenced inspection photos and images. SiteMaster Building contains an Image function for direct insertion and scaling of photos and image underlays with support for file formats as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and RLC digital photos and images.

VoiceNotes that can easily been inserted eliminate time consuming text markup by providing record and playback of high-compressed audio notes and instructions directly inside your drawings.

AutoCAD compatible drawing symbols blocks can be used. The Visual Symbol Manager lets you insert symbols ? as-measured, referenced or free in the drawing. You can export Excel-compatible .csv files with room/area lists and room schedule reports/symbol lists. The Check Distance function lets you compare »as-built« distances to plan distances and record this comparison.

Experienced power users can use the visual Desktop, Menu and Toolbar Editor (DME2) and Lisp and/or C++ programming APIs to customize and extend the program.

The combination: Laser Measures and Total Stations in SiteMaster BuildingTS optimises the working process when doing large or complicated building surveys. Survey for example the outside surface of a building with a Total Station and the inside with a Laser Measure. You create the complete drawing on-site, any errors shown allows you the opportunity to make corrections there and then.

SiteMaster BuildingTS offers additional features:

• Import and Export of standpoint coordinates through ASCII-Files
• Point, Arc and Line creation via Total Station Input
• Symbol Insertion via Total Station Input
• Data Export of Stations and Measured Points

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