CAD in the Surveying Industry

Technology is advancing at staggering rates, and the surveying sector is no stranger to it. Our highly calibrated digital measuring equipment helps us measure your property in a precise and speedy manner – the importance of accuracy is undeniable when surveying a building, which is why at RB Surveyor Services we only utilise the highest-grade equipment.

One of the technologies we use in our operations is CAD (computer-aided design) modelling, which offers many advantages and can help us to do our job to continually higher standards.

So, what exactly is CAD and how does it benefit both the surveying industry and your commercial properties?


CAD Modelling

3D modelling is not a new idea. In the 1960s there were many efforts to make the designing process easier, but the creation of CAD is attributed to Pierre Bézier. Between 1966 and 1968, this French engineer invented a technology called UNISURF, which ended up being CAD’s predecessor.

CAD is simply the creation of computer models defined by geometrical parameters. In other words, CAD modelling allows us to create a model on the computer that acts as the representation of what the end result will be.

Models can be easily altered to fit new data and parameters, as well as requirements, making an incredibly flexible software.


How CAD is Used in the Surveying Industry

CAD has many different applications, ranging from the simple to the intricate. This means that, no matter the complexity of a project, CAD is able to help. It also means it’s not just used for building surveys, even though it’s extremely useful for setting out engineering and construction works.

CAD can also help create topographic surveys, volumetric analysis of mineral sites, drainage surveys and restoration design. The software increases efficiency and productivity, as it provides a realistic representation of buildings, streets, lands, rivers and other geographical components.

All of this means that CAD can be found in different sectors of the industry, including our own.


How We Use It

At RB Surveyor Services, we provide a wide array of CAD plans that can meet any project requirements. This ranges from basic land registry plans to full planning applications. The flexibility of the software means that we can help you at every stage of your project.

Together with our quality measures surveys, CAD can create realistic, detailed plans that can help you visualise your end result – no matter what it is.


We understand the importance of offering a first-class service to all of our clients, which means we provide excellence, precision and quality in each and every one of the services we provide. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01244 547 937 to enquire about our CAD technology – or to learn more about how we can help you.

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