64 Bit Version
Visual Building v5 is now available as both a 32 bit and 64 bit application. The installer contains both versions and will determine automatically which version to install depending upon if you have either a 32 bit or 64 bit hardware and Windows.
Previous versions of Visual Building were 32 bit programs, and were therefore limited to running in 32 bit mode, even if you had a 64 Bit hardware and a 64 Bit Windows. This is why Visual Building installed in Program Files (x86) on a 64 Bit system. If you have a 64 Bit System then Visual Building v5 will now be installed as a 64 Bit application and acquire all the performance advantages of a 64 Bit application. This is especially of importance for large projects that now have access to all your available RAM.
Many of competitors are still only able to supply you with 32 bit applications. Current and previous 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows can only allocate a maximum of 2 GB of memory to each running process, regardless how much real or virtual memory is available on a particular machine. A 64-bit system is not subject to the same memory limitation. A 64-bit processor has a theoretical maximum addressable memory size so large it is measured in multiples called petabytes (1 petabyte = 1 million gigabytes). Currently, 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7 support up to 192 GB of installed memory.
Drawing Services Pricing
"How much will it cost to create a drawing? " is a very similar question to "How much does it cost to build a house?"
Likewise the answer starts with "That depends upon...."
Our drawing services are broken down into the following categories:
2D + 3D plan
2D + 3D model
We find it easier to quote for a drawing based upon its data source, its use and floor plan size.
Data source will be:
Measurements only supplied in sketch or text form
Existing printed 2D plan suitable for scanning
Existing CAD 2D plan suitable for importing as DXF file
Use will be
2D Plan suitable for Estate Agent use
2D plan + 3D plan suitable for Estate Agent use
2D plan + 3D model suitable for Estate Agent use
2D plan + 3D model suitable for planning application
Floor plan size:
This would be the total floor area drawn.
Some example quotes:
2D plan only
To produce a 2D plan only suitable for an estate agent to use in a brochure or uploading to an online service. These quotes assume measurements supplied in sketch form.
2 Bedroom Flat: from £20
3 Bedroom Terrace: from £254 Bedroom Detached House: from £30
2D + 3D plan
To produce a 2D + 3D plan suitable for an estate agent to use in a brochure or uploading to an online service. These quotes assume measurements supplied in sketch form.
2 Bedroom Flat: from £50
3 Bedroom Terrace: from £60
4 Bedroom Detached House: from £70
2D plan + 3D model
To produce a 2D plan + 3D model suitable for supporting a planning application. These quotes assume measurements supplied in sketch form.
2 Bedroom Flat: from £200
3 Bedroom Terrace: from £300
4 Bedroom Detached House: from £400
To produce a 2D plan + 3D model suitable for use for visualisation purposes. These quotes assume existing printed plan supplied.
2 Bedroom Flat: from £100
3 Bedroom Terrace: from £150
4 Bedroom Detached House: from £200
Repeat / Bulk Orders
To support and encourage repeat / multiple orders we offer a rebate against orders placed each month at the following rate:
multiple orders >= 5 orders per month: 5%
multiple orders >= 10 orders per month: 7%
multiple orders >= 25 orders per month: 8%
multiple orders >= 50 orders per month: 10%
All prices exclude VAT
Initial orders are subject to 50% payable on placing order and 50% payable within 7 days of delivery. This 50% upfront payment is not required after 3 months of multiple orders
Fire Escape Plans International Use
Visual Building's Fire Escape Plan Catalogue uses symbols that comform to ISO standards and are specifically for UK and European users. However where it is possible to use additional language symbols. The following is an example as used in the Middle East to provide additional language support in Arabic, Sinhala (Srilanka), Hindi (India) and Bangladesh languages. These symbols are provided as graphical symbols and are easy to create for any language.
Where ISO standard symbols are not applicable it is easy to create and substitute alternative symbols.
Please contact Visual Building for the availability of additional languages and symbols.