CAD/CAM Drafting

At Rockpress, we recognise the importance of absolute precision and clarity to meet your project’s exact specifications.

We have several full-time CAD/CAM Programmers in our Drafting office who can translate your ideas into a high quality finished product. Each Programmer is trade-qualified, trained in our workshop – so they can add their design and metal fabrication expertise to your job.

Our drafting expertise has helped customers achieve premium steel manufacture solutions, product drafting efficiencies, and cost-effective results across:

  • Trade product applications
  • Industrial segments
  • Architectural products, both internal and external applications

If you don’t have detailed specifications, a sample or a rough sketch is sufficient to enable our professionals to develop and draw the product to your expectations.

When you provide your own specification drawings, we’ll still produce a set of workshop drawings as Machine files for our tradespeople and equipment to interpret – enabling us to work to high tolerance levels.

We ensure all final specification drawings are approved by you before we start fabricating.

Whether your product is simple or complex, Rockpress is fully equipped to deliver a result that is precisely to you requirements.


With our advanced computer technology, we can accept a wide range of files into our AUTOCAD Inventor, including:

  • Autodesk Inventor Files (*.idw, *.iam, *.ipt)
  • Autocad Drawings (*.dwg)
  • DXF Files (*.dxf)
  • STEP Files (*.stp, *.ste, *.step)
  • IGES Files (*.igs, *.ige, *.iges )
  • SAT Files (*.sat)

Why outsource your design services in Brisbane?

In some ways it can be helpful to have your own design staff in-house so that you know your projects will be handled quickly and appropriately. Engineers and designers can work with the rest of the staff to create the products you need for manufacturing purposes or for the end product you sell to the consumer. However, there are times when it’s better to outsource your design services in Brisbane as this may actually save you money and make it easier for you overall.

One thing to consider is the real cost of a staff. Salary is not the only cost when you hire someone; you need to consider their benefits, paid time off, and so on. It’s often estimated that benefits cost a company around half of a person’s salary over again, if not even more than that.

The right equipment is also a consideration when you want to have your design services in Brisbane done in-house. You need to have the right computer programs and printers on hand and you may need to upgrade these constantly to keep up with your changing needs. This too can be expensive and a challenge.

Outsourcing your design services in Brisbane will ensure that you work with a qualified staff that has all the latest equipment and that the job gets done right the first time, every time. It’s often more cost efficient to outsource this type of work no matter your industry and no matter your product.

The right professionals for CAD design in Brisbane

It’s often a good idea to outsource your CAD needs. There are a few reasons for this; the salary you would need to pay a full-time designer, along with their benefits and time off and other costs, can be very expensive. You also need to keep your software upgraded when you have a full-time engineer or designer, making it also very expensive to do this work in house.

To find the right professionals for CAD in Brisbane, check their software. It should be upgraded and the latest on the market, and should offer you everything you need for your design no matter your industry or end product. If they tell you they cannot support a particular design idea, this may mean it’s time to move on.

The professionals should also be trade qualified and skilled in working with customers like you; they need to be professional in their approach and in their work so you know you’re getting the attention you need. You may have a very unique product you’re creating or need something done to specifications for another reason; this is why you need only the most qualified professionals.

Note their past CAD experience when it comes to your industry or product. How many other architectural or manufacturing firms have they worked with and for how long? This will mean choosing the best professional for your design work.

Make Your Building A Work Of Art With CAD Design

These days, it is all about standing out. If you are building a new company office, or even remodelling, you have a great chance to make your office or building stand out so that you draw attention to your building and your business. Steel CAD design is becoming more and more popular as a means to distinguish your building or office from the one next door. CAD design stands for computer aided design and allows for much more precise work when it comes to designing a piece of steel artwork or sculpture that you can place in front of or within an office. Steel is actually far more durable than many other forms of artwork simply by virtue of the fact that it is made out of steel. Steel CAD design also allows for much larger and impressive forms of art, and if you are in a large building you want something large and impressive out front.

Do you have a fountain or are you planning on having a fountain out in front of your office? If you do, then you probably want some statement piece as the focal point of that fountain. Can you see a shining steel structure in the centre of the fountain, where water comes out and which provides a central gathering point for colleagues throughout the day? You can choose to go with something classical, abstract, modern or traditional. Either way, you can rest assured that your CAD steel piece will certainly be a topic of conversation for everyone who sees it and congregates around it.

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