Doorstep? Don't you know where their outside air intake is?
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Don't get mad, get even. Or better yet, get mad then get even. I knew a guy that had his engineering stolen so he went to his competitors shop in the middle of the night and emptied a 2 ton dump trailer full of manure up against the front & back doors of their office. I heard through the grapevine that it took them 3 hours to dig out all the crap so they could get into the building.
We request the Architects CAD's for the mechanical on lots of jobs, that's how we do our graphics and floor layouts. The drawings are time consuming to create but there isn't anything secret in them.
However, it seems that the relationship between you two was a contractor to contractor relationship so I'd like to know the circumstances and why they would need your CAD's if you were both bidding the job?
Ok, re-read your post and it looks like they are the mechanical and you were the controls guy. That's horrible if that was the case. But there was no reason for them to request your CAD's so that should have raised a red flag right away. Have you ever done business with these clowns before?