Design Draughting provides sub contract 2D & 3D detailing service for the Petrochemical industry using AutoCAD and StruCAD.

Through continuing investment in people and technology and our commitment to work in close partnership with our clients and design teams, the detailing teams aim is to deliver and exceed expectations on all Petrochem contracts.

  • Plant structures.
  • Temporary access structures for maintenance and cleaning.
  • Pipe racks.
  • Gantries.
  • Access platforms and towers.
  • Mezzanine floors.
  • Steel Structures.
  • Access ladders.
  • Staircases.
  • Handrails.

About StruCAD

Utilising the latest ‘StruCAD’ software allows Us to create an intelligent 3-D model of all types of steel structures, differing in size or complexity. It features the capability of accurately visualising structures, often with highly intricate or architectural details, which can be distributed to the client/architect or engineer to view the contract in virtual reality from any view point or ‘fly through’.

Each StruCAD model contains a database which can be customised to suit the individual clients requirements.

This software also automatically provides General Arrangement Drawings, Fabrication Drawings, Erection and 3-D Drawings and DSTV and CAM Data Outputs. Material lists can be generated at any stage of the modelling process for procurement.
The accuracy of the output from StruCAD is such that little editing is required and drawings may be issued directly to the fabricator, resulting in significant time savings.


Each project that is undertaken is assigned a senior draughtsman to lead the contract. It is their responsibility to liaise with the, design team and coordinate the flow of information.
Upon completion all 3-D model and drawing work is reviewed prior to formal issue. Combined with StruCAD’s own clash checking facility this process ensures 3 high level of accuracy.

Our detailing service incorporates the following:

  • Models produced for tendering and estimating.
  • Full 3-D modelling providing fabrication drawings and DSTV/CAM data.
  • General arrangement and erection drawings.
  • Full technical query service.


  • Ipsen Bio Farm – Dublin
  • Anglia Oils – Hull
  • Conicco Philips –  Humberside
  • Petro chema – Aba Dabi – Middle East
  • Water Treatment Works Scottish Water – Midlothian