What is a CAD Layout?
A warehouse CAD layout is a detailed computer drawing that will include the configuration of the racks, the structure of the warehouse, and important features such as columns, doors, fire sprinkler locations, electrical panels and others that are critical to the layout of the racking system.
Do you HAVE to get a CAD drawing?
Good possibility, but not always. If your warehouse racking project needs to be permitted (most do), then you will need a CAD drawing of your warehouse. CAD layouts are going to be required by the city/county as part of the permitting process.
Even if you don’t need permits (or you choose not to get them), a CAD layout is an important step in the planning process. Without a CAD layout, it’s easy to make mistakes that are hard to fix. Once your rack system is installed and anchored, it is expensive to move. So, placing the rack in the correct place the first time will save you a lot of money and valuable time. That′s why Fresno Rack & Shelving has it′s own In-house CAD department.