ZEN Industries'
September 2011 e-Newsletter

DUCT DRAWINGS - Design to Fabrication

As a contractor, you want more than material- you Duct Drawings from ZEN Industrieswant the kind of support and problem solving that make the job go smoothly and profitably.

At ZEN, our value added services include preparing Duct Drawings using EastCoast CAD/CAM.

Dependable Error Reduction

ZEN duct drawings eliminate the imprecision and drafting errors of days past, saving you the headache of dealing with ill-fitting pieces and sorting through a jig-saw puzzle of delivered ductwork. 

ZEN Draftsman working with Eastcoast softwareThat's a direct savings in time and money, making your job more profitable.

Of course, it's about more than software.  Experienced personnel are one thing, but at ZEN we consider our draftsmen accomplished at their art.

"We take the blueprints," explained draftsman Stephen Dantone, "and section out the work, detailing what kind of fitting it is, the joint, the gauge- everything about each fitting or piece of duct.

Using software, we number and develop a schedule of everything that is unique about a piece of duct.  This enables us to find collisions and minimize design mistakes, ensuring precision fits, including connections and supports."

Eastcoast CAD/CAM duct drawings

Direct to Coil Line and Plasma Tables

After duct drawings come back, a second drawing pass provides an exact AutoCAD visualization- different spools, an isometric view of duct elements going up and coming down, complete with duct numbers and tags that label length and diameter.  Drafting figures can be sent instantly to fabrication and estimating, even transmitting digital information directly to ZEN's coil line and Vulcan plasma tables.

The Last Word in Duct Drawings

EastCoast's CAD/CAM software delivers accurate detailing and reporting along with a clear visualization of how the final ductwork will be installed. This ensures HVAC implementation is correct, down to the finest details of the design. 

To learn more, including how your company can develop a working partnership with ZEN Industries that takes advantage of our new streamlined automated bidding process, please contact ZEN’s VP of Sales & Estimating, Drew McCaffrey, at 877-600-0274, or via email to Drew.McCaffrey@ZENIndustries.com

Previous Newsletter Articles of Interest

Automating HVAC Production Requests.  Modern industry hates waste.  At ZEN Industries, Inc. after virtually eliminating waste in material production, we looked for ways to increase efficiency even after achieving perfection on the shop floor.  

Inefficiencies of "In-House" Production by HVAC Contractors.  Why are many HVAC Contractors turning away from in house production of ductwork and fittings?  More and more, it is recognized that problems ranging from raw materials procurement to inefficient use of shop time means dedicated fabrication shops like ZEN Industries have the edge.

Painting Over Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel.  Painting over Galvannealed HVAC ductwork presents its own unique challenges.  Learn the tricks of the trade that can help provide a lasting, professional job.

To learn more about working with ZEN Industries

Call us today at 1-877-600-0274 and we'll be glad to answer any of your questions about how ZEN can make your HVAC project more time and budget effective.

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