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.
Scalable CAD Workforce
Let’s face it, work doesn’t come through at a steady, predictable pace. Sometimes you have more design work than you can handle, and other times you’re looking for things to do. The fact is that if all of your CAD technicians are in-house, you need to manage their time and the workflow. This means accounting for errors that may occur if they’re too busy and wasted money that occurs when you have to pay them even though there’s no work for them to do. In either instance, you’re not making the best use of your resources.
One of the advantages of outsourcing some or all of your CAD work to a company that provides contract CAD services is that you have the benefit of a scalable workforce – one that you use as and when you need it, paying only for what you use.
Outsourcing with an experienced CAD services company can save as much as 50% of the cost for in-house draftsmen while assuring high quality, accurate drawings, which minimizes the risk of onsite issues. This cost savings is as a result of these benefits:
- Scalable workforce – pay only for what you use, when you use it
- Up-front, transparent costs – no surprises
- Increased drawing output with a lower cost per drawing
- Eliminate hiring and layoff costs when coping with fluctuating workloads
- Minimize in-house training needs
- Reduce your investment in in-house computers and software
- Reduce mark-up times by using the symbol libraries that a good CAD services company maintains
Finding the Right Company
The right CAD service company can provide economical and scalable resources that will you’re your company manage varying CAD drafting and CAD conversion workflow. Most organizations have seasonal or economic fluxes in their workflow which can result in the need to hire additional CAD technicians during busy seasons and lay-off during slower seasons. This shifting CAD technician population can result in difficulties in maintaining standards of drawings, continuity of workflow and can actually increase your organization’s costs.
CAD services outsourcing with a reliable CAD services contract source can provide cost and savings benefits, improve standards and quality of drawings, help you maintain flexibility in response to changing conditions, and maximize workflows.
A reliable CAD Services contract provider must maintain consistently high standards of drawings or they will soon find themselves with no customers. We like the Cad Perfect™ designation, which just about says it all. Cad Perfect™ accuracy reduces onsite issues.
CAD Services Flexibility
Outsourcing CAD requirements offer any company greater flexibility in responding to changing conditions. Whether you have one large project or fluctuating workloads, a reliable CAD services company should be able to work with you in a way that suits you, whether you want to outsource all of your drawings, drafting and conversion work on an ongoing basis, or only some of your work on an occasional basis.