Why We Use AutoCAD Layout

AutoCAD layout helps us make custom design stainless steel installation perfect every time by leaving nothing to chance.

Use AutoCAD Layout for Stainless Steel Projects

AutoCAD layout is the easiest and most accurate way to produce drawings for any projects. Here are a few of the reasons why.

You Can Draw Everything in Full Scale

Drawing in full scale, one to one is especially helpful for beginners but more efficient for everyone. It prevents having to waste time thinking about what scales and/or dimension styles to use when drawing.

It Shows Different Areas of One Individual Model

You can draw one time with full scale and get many different representations of the model. It can be depicted from different viewports, each showing different areas. This is helpful in situations where the drawing is too large for one sheet and also for using different scales for more detail.

Less Switching Between Dimension Styles

We won’t get too technical here. Suffice to say that the more dimension styles you use, the greater the chance of mistakes and confusion.

Drawing Scale is Easy to Control

Remember that we are only drawing in full scale. Scale can be adjusted in layout. All you have to do is select a viewport and then change the scale with one click on the viewport scale.

Only have to Draw the Model Once

Under the old model space system, drawings had to be copied every time they needed another representation. With AutoCAD layout, you can represent your original drawing many times.

Different Orientations

A drawing can be oriented, for example, in relation to itself and in relation to its surroundings.


Different layers can be represented in the same drawing. The most common example is to turn on the hatch layer for a drawing with more detail and turn it off for other drawings.

Annotation Scaling

This allows you to add annotation to a drawing and be able to read it easily in all scales.

Western Stainless Solutions

Call our Perth office on 1300 794 647 to learn more.

About Paul

Paul Bartlett is the owner and director of Western Stainless Solutions. He has a passionate commitment to personally seeing each project through from conception to completion. Mr Bartlett has owned Western Stainless Solutions since 2005. He had prior experience as a foreman for Caterlink, where he learned to fit out numerous restaurants with stainless steel equipment.

With Western Stainless Solutions, Mr Bartlett has overseen numerous large projects, always getting them finished on time and on budget. His favourite projects include:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Coles Inglewood
  • Woolworths Yanchep
  • Mt Barker Chicken
  • The Merrywell Bar
  • Perth Children's Hospital
  • St John of God Subiaco refurb and development

Mr Bartlett has extensive experience in completing large projects, but is always around to add a personal touch to projects such as restaurants and pubs.

Mr Bartlett also has experience in the sports world. He currently serves as a volunteer coach for School Sports WA and spent two years as the General Manager of the Stirling Senators in the State Basketball League.

The bottom line: Mr Bartlett specialises in getting things done. He has a “hands-on” approach that is rare for owners of businesses the size of Western Stainless Solutions.