...quality steel detailing services for structural, miscellaneous & architectural steelwork

Official Autodesk Service Provider for Advance Steel consultation and training


about us

Having an excellent reputation for quality and reliability, we provide an efficient and cost effective steel detailing service to the industry. We have extensive experience in all types of projects covering the detailing of structural steelwork together with miscellaneous & architectural metalwork. 

Established in 2007 & based in Ringwood, Hampshire, Drawtech have over 30 years experience in steel detailing and over 20 years experience in 3D modelling. We  serve clients nationally across the whole of the UK with our steel detailing services, with communication via telephone, email and online meetings.
Of course our local clients in Hampshire, Dorset & surrounding areas of the South coast enjoy the added benefit that we can attend meeings in person and assist with site surveys.
We take professional care of your project modelling and drawing requirements ensuring accuracy, quality presentation and on-time delivery.
Our current system of choice is Autodesk Advance Steel software, which is an AutoCAD based solution,
but we also have many years experience using Tekla/Xsteel.

We can offer a range of quality services including:
3D modelling
Detailing & drawing services
CAD configuration services & training for Autodesk Advance Steel





Research and Development Unit

  • Canopy detail at corner Cold rolled roof plan Hot rolled roof plan Complete structure


Plant Structure (Shredder)

  • Complete structure showing stairs Ladders - Plans, elevation and 3D view Stair case - Plans and elevations Stair case - Plans and elevations


Waste Recycling Centre

  • Roof steelwork Cold rolled roof plan Elevations Complete structure showing curved roof and lean-to


Staircase and Enclosure

  • Complete structure from ground level Plan on stairs and enclosure Section through stairs Enclosure structure


Rotunda Structure

  • Roof level showing terracing Floor and roof terrace plans Lower ground floor marking plan Complete structure


Fire Escapes & Access Ramps

  • Fire escape 1 - close up Fire escape 1 - Plan Fire escape 1 - Side elevation External ramp railings


Cinema Auditoria

  • Support steelwork - Auditorium 1 Plan - Auditorium 1 Sections - Auditorium 1 Complete structure - Auditorium 1


Steel Hipped Roof

  • Underside of hipped valley Cold rolled roof plan Hipped valley rafter detail Hipped valley detail


Garage Workshops

  • Main rafter connection Gable elevations Side elevations Complete structure


" ...I would just like to say how impressed we are with your service. We have had excellent feedback from our clients, and our workshops have commented on the clarity of the drawings, which have greatly improved our efficiency in the manufacturing process. You have provided us with a very fast, accurate and cost effective service, and are highly recommended. "

Dean Maidstone - Technical Manager
Alloy Fabweld Ltd.

" ...We have been utilising Drawtech’s services for the past few years, where they have provided Hillcrest with an invaluable service in supplying additional resource, particularly where we have required a prompt turnaround on projects. We have primarily used their drawing editing services, which have been undertaken to our satisfaction and we would have no hesitation in using their drawing services should the need arise in the future. "

Stuart Wareham - Drawing Office Manager
Hillcrest Structural Ltd

" ...Drawtech provided us with a valuable service in customising our drawing style output on Advance Steel. The improvements made have saved us a lot of time editing our drawings and the cost of the customisation work was very quickly recovered. Before the improvements, the drawing time allocated often went over, but now we have been coming in under the budgeted hours. I have no hesitation in recommending Drawtech. "

James Hutchins - Design Manager
Future Structures Ltd

" ...we have known Dave Gronow for many years through his association with CADS and the Advance Steel software that we use in house. His knowledge of Advance Steel is second to none and he has ensured our successful and efficient implementation of the software. Since Drawtech were established in 2007 we have used them on many projects and are always our first choice when we need extra detailing resources. Their extensive detailing experience really shines through with their knowledge, professionalism, communication and attention to detail. These qualities have enabled some particularly complex projects to run very smoothly from start to finish through detailing, fabrication and erection. We have no hesitation in recommending their services. Examples of recent projects are the completion of a curved Cinema Auditorium in Eastleigh, complete detailing of waste processing plant tower structure at Hythe and the detailing of a structural steel frame to form new restaurant area for DSTL site. "

John Bennett - Drawing Office Manager
Hawk Structures Ltd.

"The exceptional service that Dave provides has enabled us to use Advance Steel in a way we could have never imagined possible. Dave has a vast knowledge of the software and his patience and understanding towards our staff throughout training is remarkable. We feel confident taking on more complex projects knowing that we have an expert to help us through should we need it."

Tom Baker - Managing Director
Baker Steel Trading Ltd

" ...we have used Dave Gronow of Drawtech for all our configuration, customisation and support of AdvanceSteel and his knowledge and experience has proved invaluable. He responds promptly to queries and has always managed to either swiftly resolve our problems or at least suggest suitable alternative fixes with the least possible disruption to our operation. Furthermore he has given us advice and guidance on more general issues including those involving AutoCAD, Windows operating systems and even hardware which has been beyond his normal remit. It is fair to say that our implementation of AdvanceSteel would not have been as successful and efficient as it currently is without the input of Dave Gronow, and we intend to continue to use Drawtech's services in the future development of our CAD systems. "

Peter Copp - Project Group Manager
Davicon Mezzanine Floors


Based on the supplied contract drawings and other information, we can supply a fixed price quote for the project. Any variations or extras would be at additional cost. 

Time spent on the project to produce the required drawings and lists etc is charged at an hourly rate offering the most flexibility.