Web Site Offers Symbols Library For Kitchen and Bath Designers
The site www.symbolsexpress.com offers more than 1,700 product- and manufacturer-specific CAD symbols, said Symbols Express president James Dase, CKD, CBD. Included are symbols for appliances, plumbing products, lighting fixtures, electronics, architectural elements and related products that can be accessed on-line by designers, architects and other specifiers who purchase a $195 annual membership.
"The product-correct symbols enable designers to show clients exactly how every item in their kitchen or bath will look on a floor plan or elevation," said Dase. The professionally rendered symbols, he added, are aimed an enabling designers to "take advantage of the collection to refine their drawings, adding a very professional touch not found in generic product symbols."
Dase, a 23-year kitchen and bath industry veteran, said that a second collection, the "Idea Sketchbook," will be added to the Web site by next year, and will consist of groups of kitchen and bath design concepts grouped into period collections such as Arts and Crafts, Country French, English, Art Deco and more.
The designs, according to Dase, will be "timesaving drawings that help designers convey a period look to their clients.
"As more and more manufacturers become involved with Symbols Express, we hope to grow the site into the largest resource of its kind," Dase said.