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SolidWorks CAD Services

Professional Outsourced SolidWorks Services

SolidWorks has become one of the most popular CAD programs on the market. Everyone from small engineering firms to massive Fortune 500 companies are using SolidWorks, since it’s a program tailored to the engineer’s experience. SolidWorks has so many shortcuts and quick commands that can save even more time — if you know how to use them.

If your company is like any of these countless companies that love SolidWorks, then we have good news for you: you can outsource your next SolidWorks project through CAD/CAM Services.

We are a full-service CAD outsourced company that can use any of the major CAD programs on the market. We have teams dedicated to only using SolidWorks, and we can simplify a lot of your ongoing engineering projects.

With our help, you can get your 3D CAD files done quicker and more affordably in SolidWorks.

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What Are SolidWorks Services? 

Our outsourced SolidWorks services involve anything you can imagine doing on SolidWorks. We can handle anything from a small 2D manufacturing drawing of a bracket, all the way up to an entire building designed in 3D on SolidWorks. 

Our team is highly trained and capable — we can tackle your largest and most complicated projects. 

With our outsourced SolidWorks engineering services, you’ll be left with high-quality 2D or 3D CAD files built directly in SolidWorks. We always use SolidWorks to create native files to ensure you get full access to the design tree and material properties. Doing this takes us some extra time, but it results in more functionality for your team.

You might choose our team if you want a single part drawn, or a million parts drawn in SolidWorks. Since we don’t cut any corners, you’ll always get native SolidWorks files that can be quickly assembled, altered, or adjusted as you’d like. In other words, we’ll give you files that you can work with in the future.

Why SolidWorks Services Matters

Picking the right outsourced SolidWorks team is a big deal. Choosing the wrong company can waste a ton of your time and money. We’ve heard plenty of stories of poor outsourced engineering teams sending the wrong file type to the customer, leaving them with CAD files that simply don’t work.

At CAD/CAM Services, you’ll always get the best results. Our engineers work hard to ensure that every SolidWorks part is CAD Perfect®. We take so much pride in our abilities that we even trademarked that phrase.

Our SolidWorks files can be made faster and more affordably than your in-house team can do. That’s because we have over 100 engineers and drafters working around the clock to provide 24/7 engineering coverage. In just one working day, we can make progress three times faster than a single-shift engineering team can.

Pick CAD/CAM Services if you want the best results without any sacrifices.

Benefits of SolidWorks Services from CAD/CAM Services

When you work with our team at CAD/CAM Services, you’ll see a ton of benefits. When it comes to SolidWorks projects specifically, you’ll notice:

  • Faster turnaround times. We offer faster results on every SolidWorks file that we create for you. In many cases, you can get files in as little as 48 hours after you have your consultation with us. Faster turnarounds mean an expedited design schedule for your projects.
  • More data in each file. Our files can include material properties, part colors, textures, assembly constraints, design trees, parametric modeling, and so much more. We are experts in SolidWorks, so we can create files that work harder for you.
  • Impressive affordability. Our services are significantly more affordable than trying to tackle the same project in-house. With us, you can free up your engineers and only pay for the work that we do for you. You’re never paying for our vacation days or breaks, so you’re automatically saving money.
  • A team dedicated to your needs. Depending on the scope of your project, we will dedicate a number of engineers to your project. This minimizes the cross-talk between our employees and keeps everything moving forward. 
  • Native SolidWorks files, no matter what. We guarantee that we’ll never export files from outside of SolidWorks unless you specifically ask for it. All of the work you receive will be native SolidWorks files with functional design trees and design histories.

What Goes into SolidWorks Services from CAD/CAM Services?

Our SolidWorks services are built around your needs. If you need a ton of 3D CAD parts made and assembled, then we’ll handle it. If you only want a single manufacturing drawing in SolidWorks, then we can do that too. This is why every project starts with a consultation. During this conversation, you can tell us exactly what you want, and we’ll tell you exactly how we can help.

Once we have an understanding together, then our engineers will get to work. Our project managers will give you constant updates as you need them, and we’re always available for a phone call.

After the drawings are done, they will go through a series of internal quality checks. These checks involve peer reviews and sign-offs from project managers before we send you anything. These quality assurance checks are just one way that we ensure you only receive CAD Perfect® files.

Every file, sketch, and picture will be sent to you digitally through a DoD-trusted filesharing service. This service is encrypted and keeps your data safe — plus, it’s super convenient.

Our SolidWorks Services Include: 

  • 2D and 3D CAD Modeling
  • Creating 2D Manufacturing Drawings
  • Engineering, Drafting, Designing, and Iterative Designs
  • Assistance from Prototype Through Production
  • Engineering Simulations, like Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Countless Outsourced Engineering Services
  • Digital Mockups
  • Reverse Engineering
  • And Much More (Including Custom Services)

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We have full access to SolidWorks, so we can run FEA and any number of engineering simulations for your team. Trust us with your biggest and most complicated projects, and see why so many people choose CAD/CAM Services. We’ve helped countless companies over our 35+ years in business, and we can help yours, too. Give us a call or get a free quote today to get started.

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FAQ's

General CAD Questions
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.

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.

Finite Element Analysis and Engineering Simulation FAQs
What is the purpose of FEA?

A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a form of non-destructive testing (NDT) that shows how your part reacts to real-world loading events. A common example is running an FEA on a support bracket. The FEA will give results showing how much the bracket deflects, how much reactive force is seen, and the kind of internal stresses the bracket experiences.

FEA results will change dramatically based on the position and angle of the load, how much force is applied, the material properties of the part, and the design of the part itself.

An FEA is used to optimize a part before manufacturing begins. It allows you to find weak points within your part or assembly, and it will predict a failure before you physically make anything. This gives you an opportunity to fine-tune each part to optimize its size, strength, and cost before you start producing it.

What do you need to make an accurate simulation?

The more information we have, the more accurate the simulation results will be. It also depends on what type of simulation you want to run. For a simple FEA, we can run an accurate simulation with just a 3D CAD model and loading/force/pressure information that you want to simulate.

Don’t have a 3D model? Not a problem, our team can make one for you from scratch, and then run an FEA on it.

For a more detailed answer, a well-run FEA will need:

Material properties: What material is the part made out of? We can run different FEAs with different materials to help you pick the right one.

Loading conditions: The size, location, and type of load you want to simulate.

Bonding condition: How is the part held in place? Is it bolted, welded, or just sitting on a tabletop?

A 3D model

For other simulations: Please provide us with all thermal, dynamic, aero, and/or fluid flow information. Feel free to call us and we’ll walk you through what we need.