Viewing of American Ingenuity’s Stock Floor Plan Layouts

To view Building Plans sale pricing, click on Stock Plan - Basic Kit and scroll down the page to find pricing. 

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

  1. Click on Stock Plans to view stock floor plan layouts for the ten size dome shell kits we manufacture. 
  2. Click on One level dome layouts to view 15′, 18′ 22′ and 40′ dome layouts with ground level only.
  3. Click on 3D layouts to view a few layouts in 3D for 15′, 18′ and 22′ Aidome sizes.
  4. Click on 3D layouts to view a few layouts in 3D for 27′, 34′ and 36′ Aidome sizes.
  5. Click on 3D layouts to view a few layouts in 3D for 40′, 45′ and 48′ Aidome sizes.
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 Stock Plans which fits your lifestyle, you can order CDs of American Ingenuity’s Stock Floor Plans in DXF format and design your own floor plan.   

Each CD can contain Three Stock Plan Layouts for a particular size dome - email or call with the dome diameter and the name of the three layouts you want included in your CD.  Each CD is $15 plus mailing costs. 

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.  For us to custom design your building plans, all we need is the floor plan layout from you – it does not need to be perfect – just close.  You can even write a description of what you are trying to achieve, etc.  During custom plan design you receive six proofs to tweak the layout.  Our geodesic dome geometry is quite specific where dormers and entryways can be installed.  The blank floor planners and elevation views for each dome size show where entryways and dormers can be installed.  Just want to clarify - two window dormers or two door dormers or two entryways CANNOT BE SIDE BY SIDE.  Our CAD department takes your layout and incorporates it within our building plans.  You can view the planners and elevation views at the end of each dome diameter’s stock plans.  To view them, click on Stock Plans and scroll down to find the dome diameter you are interested in.

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 three frequency dome (30′ - 48′).  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 15′, 18′ 22′ and 27′ utilize the 2- 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.  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. 


Up to three stock plan layouts per each size dome are now available on a CD in DXF format.  Each CD is $15 plus the mailing costs.   Or the files can be emailed  for the $15 fee.

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

  L lLet us know the year of your AutoCad program so that the files will be saved in the correct format.

Each CD of DXF files for American Ingenuity’s 15′ through 48’ diameter domes  includes:

  • First floor and second floor room arrangements with the second floor having headroom height lines (if second floor is available in that size dome).
  • Optional stock basement plans, if available for that particular stock plan layout.
  • 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.

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.

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 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, structural calculations, custom foundation design or the cost for energy audits, if required by your building department.

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 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.