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CAD Freelance or CAD Outsource -- What's the Difference?

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 05:48 PM

CAD Freelance or CAD Outsource – What’s the Difference? 

Recently we’ve noticed an uptick in the number of CAD “freelance” agencies, which seem to have replaced the older, established CAD Outsource services.  Some of this, we think, is because the term “outsource” came to be associated with off-shore, cheap labor, that often produced less than perfect results. 

But, is freelancer really any better?  And what’s the difference anyway?

According to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary:

  • Outsource - to send away (some of a company's work) to be done by people outside the company
  • Freelance - a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer (italics are ours)
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Tags: CAD Outsource

Why Quality Control is Important for CAD Outsourcing

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 02:42 PM

Why Quality Control is Important for CAD Outsourcing

So, you think you're company needs to outsource a CAD project.  The reasons for outsourcing can be many... maybe you have a big project that you can't complete in time, or you've must lost your prized CAD engineer, or your company is having "growing pains."  Whatever the reason, oOutsourcing can be a powerful tool for your company, providing a scalable CAD team that’s there when you need it, and when you don't need it, it's not a drain on your bottom line.

The first thing is you need to do is determine just what CAD activity you need to outsource:

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Tags: CAD Conversion Quality Control, CAD Outsource

The ROI of Outsourcing CAD

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

The ROI of Outsourcing CAD

Why outsource your CAD tasks like designing, drafting, 2D conversion, 3D modeling and other activities that your engineers, designers or technical staff usually does?  There are two important reasons:  (1) cost savings; and (2) scalable workforce. 

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CAD Outsourcing Doesn't Have to Be Done In India

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

CAD Outsourcing Doesn’t Have to Be Done in India

Do a Google search for “CAD Outsourcing” and what you’ll find is lots of firms located in India, which is fine if you’re prepared to go off-shore for CAD services.  But what if your U.S. based company prefers to stay a little closer to home?  Does outsourcing to a U.S. based CAD service mean that your costs are going to be higher than a competitor who outsources to India?

Surprisingly, not necessarily!

And there’s something to be said for being able to say that a product was “designed and made in the U.S.A.” 

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Tags: CAD Outsource

Three Reasons to Consider CAD Outsourcing

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Three Reasons to Consider CAD Outsourcing

If you run a business that requires CAD drafting, whether it is construction, architectural or mechanical drafting, you should consider outsourcing these services. Drafting outsourcing has a variety of benefits for your business, including the following:

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