I want a computer program or AutoCAD automat that will take measurements on architectural roof and floor plans (always as one ore more AutoCAD drawing files), and will calculate how much roof and ceililing materials needed (as square meters). And also it should place 30x30 or 60x60 cm. ceiling materials into the rooms in the project. I dont know if it is possible, but if it is possible and u can make it, I am ready to buy it.
I should explain it in more detail: What i want is a program that i can use on AutoCAD (dwg) drawings of architectural projects.
I uploaded an example project. A hospital project. Architectural floor plans and Material Lists are my input, and as an output i prepared suspended ceiling project for ground floor room by room (Ground Floor Suspended Ceiling Project.dwg). I want to automate this process.
Let me explain it on that example. It writes on Material Lists that the hospitals ceiling will be made by aluminium suspended ceilings of 60x60cm tiles (30x30cm. at WC's) and plasterboad bands (min. 15cm - max 50(or 60)cm. thickness) around that aluminium tiles. There are some rooms with only plasterboard suspended ceiling, and some rooms with no suspended ceiling. Then each room's ceiling project is determined by a simple mathematical formula, and drawn on a new AutoCAD layer. And then amount of materials needed for this ceiling project is calculated.
An example calculation report:
* 2.555 square meters 60x60 aluminium,
* 534 square meters 30x30 aluminium,
* 1.534 square meters plasterboard
* 5378 meters plasterboard band.
Second possibility on architectural plans is that ceiling project is already available. So we dont need to prepare a new ceiling project. We just need to calculate amount of material needed to build that ceiling project.
Similarly amount of roof materials (area: square meters) is calculated on its roof project. There might be concrete, metal and transparent roof panels on roof. And also roof attachments such as ridge, creek, sides etc. (length: meters) is calculated.
Its a simple but a long process. Therefore i want a program that will make all of those automatically on architectural projects. I guess now you know clearly what I want. Our budget is limited by $650. Please revise your bids.