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CAD Plans of Dublin Architecture

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    Registered Users Posts: 45 ✭✭✭ Shuriken


    I need to acquire Cad plans of any building in Dublin for a college project, as long as its over 3 stories high and over 1,000 square meters.
    I've emailed a number of architects asking did they have anything they
    could let me have in DWG format for my college project,
    and only one person got back to me saying maybe?

    Does anyone know how I can obtain CAD plans to buildings, is there a database? Or does anyone have CAD plans for a building, or know how I can get them. :confused:


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  • You could look up the planning maps, South Dublin CC make all planning application drawings available online. Maybe DCC do the sam, I'm not 100% sure.

    You'll only get a PDF though, and to be honest if it was me, I wounldn't give DWG's out unless you could get your college to verify it.




  • OP, you're running into a favourite ol' chestnut of mine: people who don't share CAD (for whatever reasons........)
    You'll only get a PDF though, and to be honest if it was me, I wounldn't give DWG's out unless you could get your college to verify it.

    Why wouldn't you give out CAD ? - pdf's are useless to anyone other than people just browsing. What relevance does the college verifying OP's request have ?




  • galwaytt wrote: »
    OP, you're running into a favourite ol' chestnut of mine: people who don't share CAD (for whatever reasons........)


    Why wouldn't you give out CAD ? - pdf's are useless to anyone other than people just browsing. What relevance does the college verifying OP's request have ?

    There are plenty of reasons why original CAD data isn't shared. Ownership (IP owned by customer and not designer), fear of tampering (changing designs, passing off as your own work) and segregating designs (giving only the necessary info to a 3rd party) are all pretty valid. In the past I think tampering was the biggest problem, but modern revision control systems can reveal this pretty easily. There's probably a bit of self-interest too, as design changes can only come from the designer(s).

    On the college end, it would just verify that the DWGs are for educational (and not commercial) use.




  • i have the drawings for St Maurs Church in Rush if you want them...and yes, they are cad!!!:D




  • Shuriken

    I guess you found your buliding plans....have you any advise on how you ending up gettting them...i am finding it hard to get mine also..people just don't want to hand them over...

    D


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  • ddooris wrote: »
    Shuriken

    I guess you found your buliding plans....have you any advise on how you ending up gettting them...i am finding it hard to get mine also..people just don't want to hand them over...

    D


    I emailed about 50/60 architects until one got back to me! You just gotta persistent and a little bit arrogant! lol


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