Anyone Draft Their Own Plans??
Wondering if anyone else around here was crazy enough to design and draft their own house plans/blue prints??
I just cleared the permit office last week, after designing my own floorplan, drafting my complete blueprints in AutoCAD and then taking them to my engineer for spec'ing and stamping (needed an engineer to determine building loads, beam and support sizes, etc.).
Having never drafted or really done autoCAD since I was 8 or so, it took 6 months to get the plans ready for the engineer, and about 6 weeks for the engineer to make all of his edits, spec'ing and modifications.
House plans were appraised by a professional appraiser and received "Very Good" on the floor layout!
And they say you have to hire a pro for everything ; ) Anyone else this crazy???