All About CAD Conversion

From Engineering Drawings to CAD

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

From Engineering Drawings to CAD

The traditional drafting process has always been done on a large table with a T-square, protractor, curve-tracing template, and a fine, hard pencil. The result is the pride of the craft, large rolls of paper covered with precise plans, sketches and musings of architects or engineers turned into measurements, tolerances, angles all worked out in detail.

Computer Aided Design entered the picture in the 1970s. The capability of using a computer to make technical drawing for design greatly speeds up the process of drafting. CAD drawings are completely modifiable, easily incorporating changes. They are also easily transmitted, exchanged, shared, and copied.

The reason why CAD drawings are so completely flexible is that the angles and line lengths drawn so carefully with straight edge and protractor are replaced in the CAD drawings with lists of flexible node point locations and mathematical formulas for the lines connecting them. That means that plans can be quickly altered by moving the node points and thereby changing the set of formulas around them.

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How to Choose a CAD Conversion Outsource

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 03:45 PM

How to Choose a CAD Conversion Outsource

So you’re thinking about outsourcing your CAD Conversion work in order to save your company time and money.  But, how do you choose the right CAD Conversion Outsource?

First, what type of CAD outsourcing do you need?  Are you looking for a source that will scan paper drawings and convert them to CAD?  Are you looking for someone to convert raster files to vector?  Or convert one CAD file to another?  Or go from 2D to 3D CAD

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CAD Services – How Outsourcing Can Help You

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 @ 03:13 PM

CAD Services – How Outsourcing Can Help You

If you need CAD services performed, and don’t have sufficient in-house abilities, then outsourcing may be the answer.  Outsourcing your CAD services simply means the contracting out of all our part of your CAD functions to an external provider.  The term outsourcing is sometimes confused with offshoring, causing concern with companies who want to keep their work within the United States.  Therefore, it’s important to understand that you can outsource your CAD services without going offshore. 

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5 Risks to Consider Before Sending CAD Conversion Work Overseas

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 @ 02:29 PM

1.       Far Less Savings than Expected

One of the biggest risks associated with offshore outsourcing  of CAD conversion involves the inflated expectations that the internal organization has about how much the savings from offshore CAD conversion outsourcing will be. Unfortunately, many executives assume that outsourced labor will yield savings comparable to a person-to-person comparison (e.g., a full-time equivalent in India will cost 40% less) without regard for the hidden costs and added internal management efforts and operation modifications required for outsourcing.    In reality, many organizations save far less than they had anticipated with CAD outsourcing. 

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