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10 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Drafting Project

In any engineering company, getting a little help can go a long way. Whether you’re swamped with upcoming work, or you just can’t keep up with the project demand, there’s a simple solution: outsourcing. By outsourcing your drafting projects, you’ll experience a number of company-boosting benefits.

In this expert guide, you’ll learn why you should outsource your next drafting project. We’ll outline 10 benefits that our clients typically mention, and why these benefits apply directly to your business.

What Is an Outsourced Drafting Company?

An outsourced drafting company, like CAD/CAM Services, is hired on a per-project basis to handle your drafting, engineering, CAD, or 3D scanning work. We work as independent contractors, which means that you don’t pay us a salary or put us on your payroll.

Instead, you pay us for work that we perform for your company. In a simple case, you might pay one of our engineers to design a table for your company. In a more extreme case, you might hire a dozen of our engineers to tackle a 3D design project for your entire warehouse.

With outsourced drafting, you might give the outsourced team your preexisting designs or just an idea of what you’re looking for. From there, our team puts together all of the manufacturing drawings and sends them to you. You keep all of the intellectual property and drawings, and you just pay us a small fee for the engineering efforts.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Drafting Project

We’ve helped countless clients over the decades when it comes to drafting projects. Why do people outsource this work to us? Here are 10 benefits that you should consider before calling our experts at CAD/CAM Services.

Free Up Your Engineers

One of the biggest benefits of outsourcing your drafting work is that your engineers don’t have to handle this work. By giving the project to an outsourced team, your in-house engineers can focus on product development, upgrading systems, or coming up with the next big idea.

In other words, you can work on projects that generate more revenue while we handle the engineering work.

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Save Time on Each Project

When you work with our team at CAD/CAM Services, you’ll notice much faster turnarounds. How is that possible? Well, we have a staff of over 100 engineers and draftsmen that work on staggered shifts so we can operate 24/7.

With around-the-clock engineering, you can get drafting packages in as little as 24 hours. If you relied on your in-house engineers, this same package would take days or weeks to complete.

This time saving adds up for larger projects, obviously. In the end, we can save you months’ worth of work every year.

Spend Less for Every Drawing

Not only do we complete drawing faster, but you’ll also pay less for each drawing. Our projects are either structured as a flat per-drawing or hourly rate. When you compare these costs to paying your in-house engineers, the difference is staggering.

With outsourced engineers, you don’t have to pay for vacation time, sick time, or any benefits. You’re only paying for the engineering work that we do for you. When we’re not actively working on your project, you’re not paying us anything.

Get CAD Files That Fit in Your Workflow

As a professional CAD outsourcing company, we have access to all the large CAD programs on the market. This allows us to deliver CAD files that fit within your workflow.

If you only work in SolidWorks, we’ll send you SolidWorks files. You can open the files and immediately get a quote from a machine shop of your choice, there’s no need to convert the file first.

Scale Your Team with Your Company

As an engineering team, have you seen an ebb and flow of projects over the past years? For most of our clients, there are dry seasons and busy seasons. How are you supposed to keep up with this change in workload when you have a fixed, salaried staff? Firing and hiring engineers every few months will quickly ruin your company’s reputation and morale.

By outsourcing your drafting project, our team will scale alongside your needs. If you need more engineers for other projects, we’ll pull from our large pool of available staff. As things slow down, we’ll pull engineers off of your project.

To put it simply, our team is here to scale with your company and ensure you always have the right number of engineers working for you.

Reduced Software and Training Costs

A cost that’s easy to overlook is CAD training and software. Software packages can cost thousands of dollars for each license, and training can be just as expensive, not to mention time-consuming.

When you work with CAD/CAM Services, you don’t have to worry about this. All of our software is handled on our end, and we take care of training our staff. This means that you don’t have to pay a penny for software and training as long as you work with our team.

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Leverage Industry Experts

Since we have such a massive staff, we have dozens of experts from different industries. Our diverse background allows us to assign experts to your specific industry.

There’s something invaluable about having a subject matter expert on your team. Outsourcing makes it easier to leverage industry experts, especially when you have to handle a number of different projects each year.

Take on Bigger Projects

We mentioned that our team can scale based on your needs, but this also means that you can take on bigger projects. We’ve designed aircraft for companies that only had a handful of engineers in their in-house team. How is that possible? Thanks to the ten engineers that we assigned.
With access to our massive talent pool, you can handle much larger projects. This translates to a bigger payday and more money in your pocket each year.

Predictable Operating Costs

A lot of our pricing is available upfront and doesn’t change from project to project. This is a huge benefit because you can predict your operating costs for the whole project, quarter, and year. You can try to predict operating costs for salaried employees, but it’s hard to guess when people will leave the company, when new hires will come in, and when workers will demand a raise.

With CAD/CAM Services, we keep things very consistent, which makes things easy for you.

Use the Best Practices by Default

Finally, our team always uses the best practices when it comes to drafting projects. That means picking the right line weights, colors, line styles, and drafting layouts. Since we go through continued learning across our team, we’re always up to date with the newest trends and best practices. You’ll get drawings that look more cohesive across the board.


As you just learned, there are a lot of great reasons to start outsourcing your drafting projects today. You’ll save time, save money, and avoid headaches on every drawing package. To simplify things, you should stick with CAD/CAM Services.

Over the past decades, we’ve delivered millions of CAD Perfect drawings. We have the expertise and skillset to help you with every drawing. Get a free quote today.

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