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3D CAD Services

Producing a Parts Catalog for Your Company

Generating Parts Catalogs and High-Quality Renders

If you want a high-quality parts catalog to show off your inventory, outsourcing might be the right option. At CAD/CAM Services, we can generate a professional-grade parts catalog using our expertise and high-quality rendering capabilities. We can transform bland 3D CAD files into masterful images of your products. If you just have 2D sketches, allow us to make the 3D CAD files before generating incredible renders.

With our help, your product can start selling itself. We all know the power of a high-quality image, especially when it comes to selling your items online. With professional-grade 3D CAD renders, we can generate an array of images for your parts catalog in a fraction of the time, for a fraction of the cost. 

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What Is Parts Catalog Generation?

Generating a parts catalog involves creating high-quality images of all of your parts. These images are put into a catalog, typically used for selling your items. Some companies might take the part to a professional photographer to get photographs taken, but it’s a lot more affordable to create a CAD-rendered parts catalog instead.

Generating a parts catalog also gives you more control over the environment. You can quickly change product colors, environmental settings, and lighting attributes for every image. The final images can be saved in the same file format as a high-quality picture, but without the need for a professional product photographer. 

Creating parts catalogs from CAD models is incredibly common for online sellers like Amazon. How do we know? Because we created over one million high-resolution renders for Amazon alone — yes, over 1,000,000 renders.

Why Parts Catalog Generation Matters

The simple fact is that a well-made parts catalog will help you sell your product online. Potential buyers can scroll through your list of items, look at each picture, then decide if they want to place their order or learn more about the part.

Without a picture of your product, it’s virtually impossible to sell the item. With a masterfully created parts catalog from CAD/CAM Services, your sales can dramatically improve.

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s certainly the case for selling your product through your own site, an eCommerce platform, or an online retailer like Amazon. Most major retailers require you to have professional product photographs to begin with, and a CAD-generated parts catalog is a quicker, more efficient, more affordable way to create these pictures.

Through our parts catalog generation, the final models will look more impressive. Our abilities will give your team the best chance of converting potential buyers and generating more money. 

Benefits of Parts Catalog Generation from CAD/CAM Services

When you create your parts catalog by outsourcing it with our team, you’ll unlock a lot of great benefits. Here are some of the main reasons why people choose CAD/CAM Services to generate their parts catalog:

  • Get crystal-clear quality. We focus on quality when it comes to our renders. Our CAD-generated parts will often look as realistic as a photograph of the final part.
  • Faster results at lower pricing. Our team generates parts catalogs at lower prices with faster turnarounds than our competitors, and much faster than your internal team would be able to create the same catalog. This is only possible thanks to our massive team of engineers and draftsmen who have been extensively trained in making the best possible renders.
  • We have expensive software and better technology. Creating realistic renders takes a lot of computing power, and access to expensive software. Since we create so many renders each year, it makes sense for us to splurge for high-tech computers and expensive software licenses, but it often doesn’t make financial sense for your company to spend all of this extra money. Instead, you can save money by outsourcing the work through us and leveraging the computers and programs we have access to.
  • Our team is available around the clock. Our team works on staggered shifts, which means that our office is open and running 24/7. By working around the clock, you can always get in touch with us. It also translates to much faster turnaround times for each project.
  • Better results for massive projects. Do you need thousands of renderings made for your parts catalog? Not a problem. Our huge team can handle massive projects, while delivering CAD Perfect drawings, models, and renderings. No project is too big for CAD/CAM Services.
  • Any industry, any application. With our decades of experience, we’ve worked in countless applications, providing parts catalogs across industries. We can help your automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer electronics, or government company create a high-quality parts catalog today. 

What Goes Into Parts Catalog Generation from CAD/CAM Services?

Creating a parts catalog for your company is easier than you might think. To start, we’ll have a quick consultation to learn more about your company, the state of your 3D CAD models, and what you’re looking for.

Before getting started, think about the following questions so you can be better prepared for the project — it’s okay if you don’t know all of the answers, our professionals will walk you through the full process:

  • What files are you starting with?
  • How many parts would you like to be rendered for your catalog?
  • Do you have specifications for the final quality of each image?
  • Do you need specific sections, views, or environments on each of your images?
  • How would you like the final parts? 3D CAD files, PDFs, image files?
  • Where will these files be posted?
  • What timeline are you working with? 

We can sign NDAs if you’d like, and we can commit to aggressive timelines. After sorting out the paperwork, our team of engineers and draftsmen will start working. We work 24/7 to ensure you get results as soon as possible.

We can create the 3D CAD models from scratch, then make high-quality renderings of each part. We’ll follow whatever requirements you provide for each part, and we’ll generate as many product images as you’d like.

We will share the final CAD files, and every picture that we take through a secure filesharing site that the DoD trusts. If you want more pictures, small changes, or any adjustments to the CAD model, just let us know and we’ll correct the issue for free within 24 hours.

More About Parts Catalog Generation

Making images worthy of your parts catalog isn’t as simple as taking a screenshot in CAD. While a lot of the work is done in CAD, it requires a lot of setup and specific rendering applications. We have to specify where the lighting is coming from, material properties of each part, and how the image is physically rendered.

In other words, creating a parts catalog requires a ton of expertise and understanding of this technology. It’s important that you only trust an experienced team like our crew at CAD/CAM Services to handle your parts catalog generation.

Trusting the wrong team can result in files that seem a little off, and don’t meet your expectations. Don’t bother wasting your time or money with a company that can’t be trusted, leverage our experts at CAD/CAM Services instead.

After all, Amazon trusted us to generate over 1,000,000 renderings for parts posted on their site.

Get a Quote Today

Reach out today to get a free quote from our team at CAD/CAM Services. With over 3 decades in this industry, our team of over 100 engineers and draftsmen has what it takes to deliver exceptional parts renderings to you in no time. Allow our team to save you time and money with your parts catalog generation — whether you need 1 or 1,000,000 renderings created, you can trust CAD/CAM Services.

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How it Works!

Converting large volumes of CAD data into 2D and 3D models and various neutral file formats can be time-consuming. Let us handle this task efficiently, saving you valuable time.

To get started, provide us with the following parameters:

  • Original file type and format
  • Intended use and application of the renders or catalog
  • Desired file types: 2D, 3D, 3D PDF, images, CAD files, etc.
  • Image quality and format preferences
  • Specific views, sections, or other details you require

If you're unsure about the ideal file format for your needs, our experienced team can guide you based on our in-depth knowledge and insights gained from working with renowned online marketplaces like

When you collaborate with us, you'll be assigned a dedicated part and visualization specialist who will work closely with you throughout the project.

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General CAD FAQs

How do I send a sample, in order to get a quote?

Fill out our quote form, attach your files, or simply send us an email. Tell everything about your project, like the model purpose.

For smaller files < 15 MB you can simply email them to us.  For something larger, just drop them in any number of drop boxes like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and others.  Or if you would like, just contact us for a private, hardened link.

It is fine to use most any time of compression such as  *.zip, *.rar, *.tar, *.7z, *.arc, *.LBR, and even *.iso images.

A direct email is [email protected]

We also use a hardened OwnCloud web file sharing platform for unlimited file transfers. We provide unique and very private Web Storage Portals, this also supports file syncing for extreme convenience for you. Because so much of our work is DOD or weapons design work, Security – and confidentiality is very important to us.

Will CAD / CAM Services Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

Yes. NDAs are a common part of our business. All data is yours – not ours, and treated as proprietary data and not for public consumption or use. Probably 70% of our work is under NDA agreements. We can generally get these signed within the day.

What is the estimated delivery time?

It depends on the scope of work:

  • 2D drawings – small quantity, normally 48 hours.  We have several customers where they contract to us, keeping 4-8 drafters busy full time.
  • 3D models – complexity dependent, but smaller jobs in 2-3 days. Some models we have spent months on.  Again, we have several customers where they contract to us, keeping 6-10 3D CAD designers busy full time.

Simple jobs have a lead time of 48 hours. Larger projects are delivered and invoiced weekly.

Did you really own the trademark Cad Perfect™, Cad Perfect CAD Conversions™ and Cad / Cam Services™?

Yes, we did back in 2008. We started using Cad Perfect™ back in the early 1990s because all of our customers wanted only real Cad Perfect™ work. Back then the buzz words were terms like machine ready, or DXF Traceover and others.

The problem is, nobody wanted that. They all wanted drawings and models that they did not have to touch. Everybody wanted drawings just as if they hand redrew the work themselves.

Thus, Cad / Cam Services™ was the first company to start offering ONLY Cad Perfect™ work.

Do you support the PPD-21 Directive?

Yes we do, and have now for several years. In addition, we also support the industry specific plans as well.

What is the PPD-21 Protocall?

The Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) is a Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience United States directive that aims to strengthen and secure the country’s critical infrastructure.The goal of this directive is to reduce vulnerabilities, identify and disrupt threats, minimize consequences and hasten response and recovery efforts related to critical infrastructure.

The directive defines resilience as the ability to prepare for and adapt to ever changing conditions, terrorists, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Resilience includes the ability to withstand and recover from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats or incidents.

Who is affected by the PPD-21 directive?

The Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 different infostructures:

  1. Chemical Sector,
  2. Commercial Facilities Sector,
  3. Communications Sector,
  4. Critical Manufacturing Sector,
  5. Dams Sector,
  6. Defense Industrial Base Sector,
  7. Emergency Services Sector,
  8. Energy Sector,
  9. Financial Services Sector,
  10. Food and Agriculture Sector,
  11. Government Facilities Sector,
  12. Healthcare and Public Health Sector,
  13. Information Technology Sector,
  14. Nuclear Reactors Materials and Waste Sector,
  15. Transportation Systems Sector,
  16. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector.

This is both Government and private sectors.

If you are in any of these industries, this directive is important to you for many reasons.  Do you know where your critical sections are? Are they well protected? Are there concerns for Hazmat, security clearance requirements, and other concerns?  Can you quickly rebuild what might be lost?

The important part of this means that critical infrastructure must be secure and able to withstand and rapidly recover from all hazards. Achieving this will require integration with the national preparedness system across prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Further details can be found at:  Government PPD-21

DHS – The National Infrastructure Protection Plan details:  The National Infrastructure Protection Plan

Industry specific plans:  2015 Industry specific PPD-21 plans

CAD / CAM Services provides PPD-21 for the following industries:  DHS – CAD / CAM Services

I need my project done today or tomorrow. Can you process rush jobs?

Depending upon when you catch us, yes, we can handle rush jobs. We often work over the holidays, Thanksgiving and even Christmas holidays. If you have a deadline – call us.

For years we have run three shifts of about 30 drafting folks per shift – allowing us to deliver work 3x faster, and seven days a week. Yes, we work 24/7, so you do not have to. The fun never stops here.

For 3D scanning, this is a different question. Because of the common setup work required, at best expect a 48-72 hour turn to be scanned. CAD or simulation services are in addition to that.

3D Modeling FAQs

How do you bill 3D CAD services tasks?

Per hour. Hourly rate depends on what CAD software used and typically starts at $75 per hour.  In general, to make this process safer for you, we often provide you a fixed not to exceed the cost as well.  That way, you are protected from an open-ended PO. However, the reality is our fees are based on time. In addition, services in say Catia or NX are more expensive than say Solidworks. Or, simulation services are commonly done by real engineers.

What do you need to give me accurate pricing?

First of all, we need to know the target CAD system and whether you have an existing  template, or set of CAD standards for this project.

The main question is the overall complexity. As each part and assembly consists of different features and elements the best way is to provide us with an example.  Again, a picture is worth a thousand words.

If you already have a model and need us to improve it or update it in any way we need to know which dimensions and features are critical and which can be modified to achieve your desired result.  Even a before and after example works very well. We started with x, and got to this CAD file.

We can also offer you better options if you provide us with the purpose of your project (demonstration, 3D printing, FEA Simulation, CNC manufacturing, etc.).  This helps us better refine the task.

How do you check your models?

We create 2D drawings from our 3D models for QC purposes. We follow aerospace standards and deliver ±.005” accuracy models for all projects.  All of our QC is done by a different person than the designer. On Catia work, we often use Q-Checker for Airbus.

What is the minimum price for your 3D modeling services?

We have a minimum order fee $150.