Before any fabrication work begins at Atelier Viollet we take the time to put together a full set of shop drawings. This is an important aspect of our process as it gives us the opportunity to develop all the construction and design details on paper. We are also able to incorporate the functional and decorative hardware into the drawings. A lot of work goes into our drawings as problems solved during this time make the building process run smoothly and efficiently.
Not too many years ago all of our shop drawings were created by hand. There is a certain romance in a pencil drawing that cannot be replaced by the computer drawings that we now provide. However, setting that romance aside the benefits of computer drawings are easy to see. Most importantly the ability to make dimension changes easily, or to offer multiple options for details and layouts.
Another of the benefits of computerized drawing is the option of rendering a piece in a 3D environment. Although this is not always necessary, we are able to offer this option should the need arise.