What are 2D CAD Drawings?
2D CAD Drawings can be split into 3 Main Groups
- Product Drawings (which include Manufacturing Drawings, Fabrication Drawings etc.)
2D CAD Drawings are still used by the majority of Fabricators & Manufacturers, even though most 2D CAD drawings were created from 3D CAD Models. The information that a fabricator/manufacturer base their work on is still the 2D Drawing.
- Construction Drawings (which include Architectural Drawings, Floor Plans, M&E Drawings etc.)
As with the Product Drawings, installers, builders etc. tend to work from 2D CAD Drawings (Drawings they can print out and read). Depending on the type of drawing required these can either start in 3D (Floor Plans, Elevations etc, Pipe Runs) or in case of M&E Drawings show symbols (Switches, Sockets etc.) on a 2D Floor Plan.
- Line Drawings (which would include Schematics, MEP Drawings, Simple Layout Drawings)
These drawing are created in CAD Packages such as Autodesk AutoCad or Dassault System Draftsight.