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What to Look For When You Outsource Your Drafting Projects

Posted by Blog Tipster on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

Outsourcing drafting projects can be very beneficial for a number of reasons.  Maybe your company doesn't have the skills or the software to complete the project.  Maybe it ends up being cheaper for someone else to do it.  In any case, your project can go very smoothly if you outsource it to the right company, but if you pick the wrong company you're likely to run into all sorts of problems.  Here are a few things to look for.

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Lower Costs with Drafting Outsourcing

Posted by Blog Tipster on Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Many small companies have a need for drafting, but don't have a large enough need to justify forming an entire drafting department. For many industries a drafting department doesn't add any value to your end product and just increases your overhead. Still, drawings need to occasionally be made to record technical data and share it with customers and suppliers. This is the exact scenario when it makes sense for drafting outsourcing. Drafting outsourcing is a perfect solution to keep overhead costs low, but ensure good quality technical drawings for important products and/or equipment.

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Should You Outsource CAD Projects Off-Shore?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Should You Send CAD Work Off-Shore?

CAD outsourcing is big business today, with many off-shore firms offering low hourly rates.  For many engineering firms, it’s tempting to see only the perceived cost savings associated with off-shore outsourcing without considering potential problems that CAD off-shore outsourcing can bring.  In fact, inflated expectations about cost savings constitute much of the “buyer’s remorse” that engineering firms have once they engage in an outsourcing campaign.  Often management assumes 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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How and Why to Outsource Your CAD Projects

Posted by Diane Mitol on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 @ 02:44 PM

How and Why to Outsource Your CAD Projects

CAD projects can be time consuming, often contain many different engineering processes, and require extensive knowledge of the relevant discipline (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Manufacturing). Regardless of the discipline, project managers need to enhance the efficiency of their designs and complete their projects in the most timely and effective manner possible.   Because CAD is used in so many different industries for so many different functions, becoming an expert in CAD takes many hours of training and years of experience. 

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