Simply put, CAD outsourcing is outsourcing for computer-aided design projects.

CAD outsourcing allows organizations and businesses—from architecture, design, and engineering firms to manufacturing and utility companies, to government agencies and non-government organizations—to engage the services of a CAD outsourcing company for quicker delivery by designers and drafters who are solely focused on CAD and whose proficiency cover the latest and the commonly preferred design tools and software.

CAD outsourcing as a cost-effective and scalable solution for businesses

For a lower cost across all projects, CAD outsourcing companies typically offer the following services:

  • Drafting
  • 3D modeling
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Rendering
  • Cost estimates

The breadth of services offered by outsourcing companies can include such industry specific offerings as walkthrough and animation, steel detailing, or water system designs.

Scalability is a hallmark feature of outsourcing, so depending on industry and specific business needs, services can be further scaled to allow clients to optimize the outsourcing setup.

CAD outsourcing as a prudent business move

Yes, CAD outsourcing is a wise move for businesses to make, whether or not they have their own CAD department.

Cost savings

Just like outsourcing in general, CAD outsourcing is not expensive. Not when you offset hours of pure CAD work against the cost of an in-house a drafter’s pay, CAD licenses and support contracts, computer hardware.

New companies save a lot when they outsource their CAD projects right from the start instead of attempting to build their own in-house CAD team, and end up spending much-needed funds on hiring, training, and health benefits for additional employees.

Plus, a CAD outsourcing company will have next to no downtime—enabling the spread the fixed costs over a full working year (1,800 hours est.) of pure CAD work.

Knowledge and experience

CAD outsourcing companies are all about CAD. This means everyone—not just the drafters, designers, modelers, renderers, and animators, but the rest of the staff including management, marketing, and sales teams—comes armed with more-than-adequate knowledge and continuously expanding knowledge of computer-aided design and related practices.

And the CAD professionals themselves? Their knowledge of engineering design principles and good communication and presentation skills make up the core value of a CAD outsourcing company, ensuring you get confident and accurate work:

  • Design plans for buildings and machinery
  • Detailed drawings incorporating all inputs from different teams
  • Specific details such as color, dimensions, materials, codes, and even production method

Knowledge and experience also guarantees flexibility:

  • CAD outsourcing offers work in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction, and manufacturing.
  • CAD outsourcing ensures available professionals who are proficient in the most current tools and software that are preferred today such as AutoCAD, ARCHICAD, Revit, SketchUp, SolidWorks, Lumion, VRAY, etc.

Quality of work

Knowledge and experience equals prompt, quality work. A CAD outsourcing company has computer-aided design down to a fine art—that is mastery of everything CAD, well-established communication and internal QA, as well as a highly efficient management and revisions system. Which is what you would expect from professionals who claim CAD as their core competency.

Even more good news, Purple Cow CAD is offering innovative outsourced CAD packages:

  • CAD Virtual Assistant
  • CAD Virtual Team
  • CAD Unlimited

Learn more about how we can work with you to lay down a solid foundation for your business.