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Viewing of American Ingenuity's Stock Floor Plans

Save 33 1/3 % on All Stock, Modified or Custom Building Plans 2009 pricing if ordered prior to January 1, 2011. 

How can I view American Ingenuity’s stock floor plans?

There are three ways:

  1. From Ai’s homepage you can purchase the Planning Kit which includes the 60 page Stock Floor Plan Booklet and a CD or a DVD.  To order click on Order Literature   (then scroll down the page and select your items).  Our shopping cart is a secure site. 
  2. Or you can click on PDF and view and print out the Stock Floor Plans at no cost.
  3. Or you can purchase the stock plans in DXF format if you would like to manipulate and edit the stock plans to fit your desires.  To purchase the DXF files, please call our office at 321-639-8777.  See below.
DXF Floor Plan Design Files

Now Available

Would you like to design your own Dome Floor Plan?  If you know how to use a Computer Aided Drafting Program (CAD) and if you do not see a stock plan in American Ingenuity’s Dome Stock Floor Plan Booklet that fits your needs, you can now order CDs of American Ingenuity’s Stock Floor Plans in DXF format and design your own floor plan.  By purchasing the CD, you can modify an Ai stock plan or produce sketches that American Ingenuity can use to design your custom Building Plans.

When you purchase a CD of DXF files we include a bonus item…..a DXF file of a six inch in diameter Mini-Dome.  Not only will this model be fun to put together, but that it will also serve as a reliable reference for building a life-size dome.  Once the Mini-Dome is assembled, you can see the dome geometry consisting of Hexagon, Pentagon and Riser panels.  The Mini-Dome reflects the geometry of a 3-frequency, 3/8 sphere on a 4' vertical riser.  The 22' and 27' utilize the 2- frequency geometry and the 60' dome utilizes the 4-frequency geometry.

American Ingenuity designs the DXF files using the AUTOCAD program.  In order to manipulate or edit the DXF files you need the AUTOCAD program or a compatible drafting program.   If you do not have AUTOCAD, on the internet there is a free 30 day trial of Delta Cad which is compatible with AutoCAD. www.Deltacad.com.  Also you can read and edit the DXF files if you have a photo editor program like adobe or paint shop. And you can read the dxf files but not edit them using Microsoft word and power point. 

ORDER INFO 

American Ingenuity’s Stock Floor Plans are now available on CDs in DXF format.  Each CD contains the DXF files for a particular dome diameter’s stock plans.  Each CD is $10 plus the mailing costs. 

To place your order, please call our office Monday – Friday 9 to 5 eastern time at 321-639-8777.  Let us know which CDs you want, along with your shipping info and your credit card info. 

The following CDs by Dome Diameter(s) are available.  The floor plans are for Residential Dome Home floor plans or basement plans or garage floor plans:<>

  1. 27’ stock floor plans
  2. 30’ stock floor plans
  3. 36’ stock floor plans
  4. 40’ stock floor plans
  5. 45’ stock floor plans
  6. 48’ stock floor plans
  7.  22’, 27’, 30’, 34’ and 36’ garage stock floor plans
  8. 60’ Floor Planner and Furniture.  (No Sock Floor Plans are available; all 60’ plans are a Custom Design starting at $3,500.  Once our Plans Coordinator sees your 60’ sketches, he will quote you a price for us to design your 60’ Custom Plans.) 

Each CD of DXF files for American Ingenuity’s 22’ through 48’ diameter domes  includes:

First floor and second floor room arrangements with the second floor having headroom height lines.

Optional stock basement plans, if available for that particular stock plan.

An elevation view showing a cross sectional view of the dome revealing the center heights of each floor and a Pictorial/Elevation view which details many of the building options available for that diameter dome.

A Blank Floor Planner.

A furniture DXF file that you can use to cut and paste the furniture into the stock plan.

A bonus Mini-Dome DXF file.

Origins and terminology of CAD

 per Wikipedia “The Free Encyclopedia”

CAD  originally meant Computer Aided Drafting because in the early days CAD was really a replacement for the traditional drafting board. Now, CAD usually means Computer Aided Design to reflect the fact that modern CAD tools do much more than just drafting.

CAD is sometimes translated as "computer-assisted", "computer-aided drafting, or a similar phrase. Related acronyms are CADD, which stands for "computer-aided design and drafting", CAID for Computer-aided Industrial Design and CADD for "computer-aided architectural design". All these terms are essentially synonymous, but there are a few subtle differences in meaning and application. CAM  (Computer aided manufacturing) is often used in a similar way, or as a combination (CAD/CAM).

What stock plans are included in American Ingenuity’s Stock Floor Plan Booklet? The booklet contains stock plans for the 22’, 27’, 30’, 36’, 40’, 45’ and 48’ domes. The 60' dome plans are all custom designed.

What do the building plans cost?   To view American Ingenuity's Building Plans Pricing, click on PlansThis pricing does not include the cost for an engineer seal or the cost for energy audits, if required by your building departments.

Just to clarify, American Ingenuity never knows what each building department will require in order to give you a building permit.  About 50% of the building departments in the USA require engineer sealed plans....this means a seal from a licensed mechanical or structural engineer certified for your state is required on the plans.  Ai's philosophy is that each client only pays for what they need, as a result you only pay for a seal if required by your building department.  To learn about engineer sealed plans, click on Sealed Plans

What does the word From refer to?

Ai places the word From after “Modified Plans From,” “Custom Plans From,” and “Basement Plans From” so that you know the price quoted is the beginning price.  Ai never knows how complex your modified changes will be or how complex your custom sketches will be. Once Ai's staff reviews your modifications or custom sketches, you will receive a Plan's Price Quote stating what your plans will cost and how long the design will take.

 

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