Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary of Terms

The following is a Glossary of Terms for use with the CAD Collective Website.


What is CAD?

  • It is an acronym for Computer Aided Design.

What is CAM?

  • It is an acronym for Computer Aided Manufacturing

What is BIM?

  • It is an acronym for Building Information Modelling.

Highway Design Standards

At CAD Collective we use the latest design standards:

  • MCHW – Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
  • DMRB – Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
  • MfS – Manual for Streets
  • TSRGD – The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016

What is a LISP file?

LISP - Programming language that allows users to incorporate their own programs into CAD.


What do we do?

We offer the services to you, the Customer, at a reduced rate due to CAD Collective owning the appropriate Software Licenses so you don't have too.

We offer services from entry level 2D CAD to Vehicle Tracking as well as 3D Civil and Infrastructure solutions.

What are we here for?

We are here to help not only the Customer but to help as many CAD users as we can.

We want to further the knowledge of all CAD users.

How much do we know?

We are expanding our own personal knowledge of CAD all of the time, through training and personal experience.

We have knowledge of all of the current legislation and regulations which we aim to bring to help you as a single user or a Company.

Software FAQ

What products do we use?

We have experience using Bricsys and Autodesk CAD software, as well as other industry standard products to design and produce all of our drawings.

We have purchased the Licenses so that you dont have too. The Licenses that we currently have are:


The Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection, which includes;

Revit® MEP,  AutoCAD®,  AutoCAD® Civil 3D®,  AutoCAD® Map 3D, AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® Electrical, AutoCAD® MEP, AutoCAD® Plant 3D,  Autodesk® 3ds Max®, BIM 360® Glue®,  Fusion 360™,  InfraWorks®,  Navisworks® Manage,  Autodesk® Vehicle Tracking.

Keysoft Solutions:







This website is independent of Autodesk, Inc., and is not authorized by, endorsed by, sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise approved by Autodesk, Inc. Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk 3DS, BIM 360 Glue, Fusion 360, InfraWorks, Navisworks Manage, Inventor, Inventor LT, Revit MEP, Revit LT, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.  

This website is independent of Bricsys, SOLIDWORKS, Keysoft Solutions and is not authorized by, endorsed by, sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise approved by Bricsys, SOLIDWORKS, Keysoft Solutions.