Hire Leading Structural Drafting Freelancers

When it comes to creating buildings and other structures, people usually assume that the process jumps from the design phase to the construction stage. What many don’t realize is that there’s usually one more phase in between these two: the structural drafting stage.

Structural drafting refers to the process of creating detailed and highly informative drawings based on the designs by the engineer and/or architect. These drawings are important because they instruct the construction foremen and workers on how to erect the building’s framework or support system. As a result, builders can turn the design into reality without the need for additional verbal explanations and with minimal human error. The drawings are also used in obtaining building permits and even setting up the budget for the project.

Structural plans highlight the structure and supports (including beams, columns, and trusses) that will be used to construct the building. The drawings show the types of materials that these parts will be made of as well as their sizes and dimensions. They also outline instructions on how these components would be attached to each other (e.g. using bolts and welding) and how their weight would be supported using footers and foundation systems. 

Structural drawings are important to the entire construction process, but it can’t be denied that creating them requires a substantial amount of time and money. Because of this, many engineers and architects opt to outsource this task to structural drafting freelancers. By taking this step, they can free up their schedule and have more time for other projects, while ensuring that their structural plans are being drawn up by skillful and experienced drafters who can do a great job.

Aside from the convenience and time savings it offers, hiring freelance structural drafting experts can result to reduced expenses. In many cases, it can help clients save up to one-third of the cost of getting the services of a traditional drafting firm. This is a huge help particularly for those who are still starting out in the business and/or are struggling to reduce their overheads.

If you’re one of those who need structural drafting freelancers, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Cad Crowd, we have a large network of experts who specialize in structural drafting and have worked on both small and big projects for clients in various industries. So, no matter what your requirements are and what the size of your project is, you have the assurance that our drafting technicians can complete the task on time and within your specified budget.

Hiring one of our freelancers is easy. Submit your project for a free quote. We'll review it, and connect you with one of our top-tier freelance designers whose skillset matches the requirements of your project. Alternatively, you can browse the profiles of the freelancers on this page and contact them directly if you're impressed by their profiles. 


BPavel CA in North Vancouver
Member Since: 2017-02-21
I am a detail oriented, motivated, accurate and exceptionally responsible Mechanical Designer/Drafter with 15+ years of experience. My skills have been achieved by producing 3D Models and various types of the drawings (layout, general arrangement, assembly, detail, piping isometric, demolition and shop drawings); bill of materials (BOMs); P&IDs, PFDs; data sheets; piping, valve and tie point lists; checking drawings; performing material estimates. I have produced the various types of the drawings and 3D Models for the following equipment and systems: - process ducts and pipe lines completed with supports - support structures for process gas fans, filters, sulfuric acid towers and heat exchangers - plant multilevel platform systems completed with walkways between platforms, stairs and ladders - pressure vessels, heat exchangers, coolers, sulfuric acid towers and a storage tanks - soil remediation equipment, conveyor lines and bag-houses - high pressure gate and ball valves. I have design experience working with soil remediation equipment completed with belt conveyors, malting plant equipment such as a bucket elevator of the rail unloading system and belt conveyors and many others. Expert level Solid Works, Inventor, AutoCAD, MS Office, MS Project Superior knowledge of Drawing Dimensioning and Tolerancing Familiar with piping, conveyors, structural, building and drawing standards Exceptional working knowledge of piping, mechanical and structural design
70 points
RJ CAD US in Niagara Falls
Member Since: 2016-02-21
I have an A.A.S. in Computer-Aided Drafting & Design with over a decade of CAD experience. I'm proficient in creating many different types of CAD drawings and 3D models for various industries such as: fabrication drawings, detail drawings, mechanical and architectural drawings, presentation models, renderings, prototype models and more. I understand that strong communication is a key factor in getting a job completed correctly and on time. Let's talk about it and then get it done!
34 points
Andrei Lovin
Andrei Lovin RO in Bacau
Member Since: 2015-11-08
Since October 2014 until present I have been working as a Mechanical design Engineer at multinational company supplier of General Electric. Here I took part in a 6 months “training on the job” program in Italy. Main projects for GE Oil & Gas - Nuovo Pignone: CCLNG Sabine pass LNG Umm Lulu Sakhalin Tanap
15 points
Busra TR in
Member Since: 2015-11-21
Civil Engineer with 5 years experience in Structural engineering.
15 points
Alex Pashkov
Member Since: 2017-01-02
Structural Engineer with experience in commercial and residential sectors. Feel free to contact me any time. Ready to relocate to a workplace as well as to work remotely.
15 points
Innovating Designs
Member Since: 2014-09-23
Innovating Design Solutions, LLC is a minority owned CAD outsourcing business. We offer a wide range of drafting services and have an experienced group of professionals to help with all you needs. Please feel free to visit our website at www.innovatingdesignsolutions.com. Thank You
15 points
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson US in Garland
Member Since: 2016-03-19
I have extensive residential as well as structural drafting experience. I have Autocad 2016 and I do alot of freelance architectural drafting. I have samples of my work at this DropBox link and can also send more. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ok2veomlysdn1ww/AAAQHBXolVsiRoharBVfbajsa?dl=0 I work from my home office and so I am not restricted to evening and weekend hours. You will have no problem getting your product from me in a timely fashion. Thank you, Jeff Johnson jeffryajohnson@gmail.com
12 points
AngelR US in San Antonio
Member Since: 2017-05-21
Architectural Drafting and Visualization Freelance services offered by Angel Ruiz. Specialized in professional development of high quality 3d architectural visualization, renderings and animation services. Also offer cad drafting services and extended multimedia services for graphic design, 3D modeling, 3D illustrations.
11 points
kEZion CA in Calgary
Member Since: 2016-08-25
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 5 years of experienced working as a Piping Engineer under the No.1 Plant Piping and Layout Department at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., both in the Philippines and in Japan, where I designed and showcased various power plant equipment for the use of O&M manuals, Pipe Detailing and 3D Piping Design. When I migrated in Canada I worked as a Piping Designer for an EPCM company for more than 3 1/2 years, wherein, I accomplished a lot of As-Built, 3D Piping and Layout, and Pipe Detailing for various Oil & Gas companies. My passion to Mechanical design and 3D modeling led me to further my study in AutoCAD, way back 2002 and since then, I keep on upgrading my skills.
5 points
Sleabo GB in
Member Since: 2014-12-11
Experienced CAD Technician in Structures, Architectural, and Civils. ~Worked for the UKs major Telecoms design companies for the past 7 years. I am currently working on a Gas Storage Project and am required to produce drawings across a number of disciplines.In my spare time I work for a number of engineering companies on contract and on a per drawing rate basis. Clients include: Clarke Telecom, Mono Consulting, Wilkinson-Helsby Partnership, Galliford Try, Daly International.
5 points