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Sitemaster Training Day

October 5th, 2009

Sitemaster Training Day

Sitemaster Training Day

SiteMaster Building –Training Day Mobile CAD Software
Learn How To measure and draw with professional results using Laser Measures and/or Total Stations

To measure and draw with professional results is no longer limited to professional surveyors, it is now open to architects,
engineers, estate agents, facility managers, craftsmen, interior decorators, interior designers and many others.
SiteMaster Building  does not require any special knowledge of CAD or surveying.

We are happy to provide Full ‘On Site/Office’ training of the Graebert Sitemaster Building software programme and its
features as part of an overall package or as a ‘stand alone’ product following your purchase of a kit or for those who
would like to see the power of this software prior to purchase.

We advise the training is best carried out either in your office or on one of your own ‘Live’ projects, that way you actually
get paid for carrying out the survey and learn at the same time. eg your customer pays your training costs.

The training fees will include all reasonable travel expenses to a location of your choice on the UK mainland and will walk
you through how to use the programme from the initial setup of the software through to surveying, measuring and
completed drawings produced  ‘on site’

We are also happy to give you some telephone support following the training until you are proficient with the programme.

A Few Key Points:

  • How to set up the software
  • Walk through of the CAD Icons
  • Start drawing basic rooms
  • Drawing rectangular and non-rectangular rooms
  • Tri Draw – very important as most buildings are not square.
  • Complex situations, such as drawing non-orthogonal rooms
  • Insert, doors, windows, openings etc including windows with reveals both square and splayed.
  • Insert chimneys, niches, recesses
  • Insert square and circular columns including triangulation for those not parallel with adjacent walls.
  • Adding dimensions
  • Hatching of walls etc
  • Adding symbols to your drawings and place them where you want them
  • Place radiators easily
  • Checking for mistakes on drawings and on screen thus avoiding mistakes and guaranteeing high quality.
  • Insert text blocks
  • Insert voice notes, photographs and videos into your drawings
  • Inspection – check for measured distances
  • Area, volume and perimeter calculations at the touch of a button
  • Export symbols, rooms, doors, windows etc into spreadsheet to create door, window, room, symbol schedules
    in seconds.
  • Floor management system and full layer support

Book Now! a Sitemaster Building Training Day

  1. Claire
    June 1st, 2009 at 14:49 | #1

    The SM Building software and the kit that comes in the bundle is so amazing, it is saving me days of time on most small to medium sized projects. Add to that the fact that I have never had to re-visit site since I bought this set, that makes me so happy, because that was one major problem we were experiencing when most of our projects are so far away from the office. It took me a short while to get used to the methodology, but the training I paid for extra soon got me up to speed and I am glad I went with it. Great product, great training, lovely man, well worth the money!

    Claire (Architect & Interior Designer)

  2. Kevin
    June 22nd, 2009 at 15:48 | #2

    I arranged a training day through Mobile CAD Surveying and was very happy with the results. In less than a full day we had produced the floor plans (c. 475sq m) of a bungalow that I was commissioned to carry out a design proposal for. I found that the tuition I was given was very good and explained to me quite thoroughly, so much so that I went out a few days later and carried out my own first survey, which I managed to do in about the same time as using a pen, pad and tape measure, but the difference here is that the plans were more or less finished whilst on site. It saved me all that work back at the office drawing up ‘as built’ plans, which is one of the things that got my interest in the kit to start with.

    I would recommend if anyone buys this software that they invest in a day’s training, you can have it out carried out on a live project so in effect someone else is paying for it, but it is well worth the investment and will reduce the time spent on your Measured Building Surveys quite considerably.


  3. Jimmy
    October 5th, 2009 at 14:45 | #3

    What a great day, I was shown how to use all the basic commands of the software and how to best use the kit, the methodology etc and felt I have now got all the basics and last week I carried out my first live project, strated off a but slow, but after a couple of hours I was really getting the hang of it and was really pleased with myself when I had finished the survey and comnpleted the drawings after about 5 hours, thats all!

    So considering this was the first time I had done a live survey I am very hapy, 300 sq metres, surveyed, measured and drawn in 5-6 hours, Chris told me he would do this normally in 3-4 hours, so have a bit to go yet, but considering I probably saved around 7 or 8 hours doing it the traditional way I am very happy that I took the Sitemaster Training Day


  4. David
    October 6th, 2009 at 11:10 | #4

    I really like the look of this software package but I was worried it was too complicated for me. After a chat with Chris over at Mobile CAD Surveying I think I’m going to download the demo version from him and have a bash, sounds great for carrying out my house plans and measured building surveys I can see me going on this training course too if all goes well… hopefully Chris will get the sandwiches in 🙂

  5. Jim
    October 12th, 2009 at 22:32 | #5

    Thanks for the post. It looks like a very good idea.

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