We talk a lot about CAD services these days, but not everyone is aware of what these services are and what CAD actually is. So, in this article, we will give you a brief overview of CAD services so that you can more easily decide whether it is a service that your business needs or not.

What is CAD?

CAD translates as Computer Aided Design and is basically software that has been developed to make a wide variety of design tasks more efficient. In the past, designs have traditionally been completed by hand, which can be a long and laborious process, especially if clients want changes to be made.  What CAD software does is to allow drafters and design engineers to use a computer to bring their ideas to life in a dramatically reduced timeframe.

What is CAD Services

The easiest way to think about CAD services is to consider them as any activity that is related to computer-aided design, and that is offered on an outsourcing basis. These services encompass all activities from straightforward CAD drafting to the more recent introduction of Building Information Management (BIM) services and everything in between! There are various CAD services available, and these include:

CAD Conversion Services

This is quite a broad category which covers multiple tasks including paper to CAD conversion and raster to vector conversion. Any company who sells itself as a CAD conversion company should, therefore, be able to convert almost any CAD file to any other type of CAD file and should support most raster file formats too.

CAD Drafting Services

As we have outlined above, CAD software is used to make a variety of drafting techniques more efficient, and so allows us to bring ideas from concept to completion more quickly. The CAD Room offers an outsourced CAD drafting service as we have a team of experts on board who are competently able to use CAD software and have experience in traditional drafting techniques as well.

When we are talking about CAD drafting, it is important to remember that there are two types: 2D and 3D. 2D CAD allows users to create basic 2-dimensional forms that are usually used as the basis for much more complex projects. For example, 2D drafting is often used by architects to represent the floor plan of a house. What 3D drafting does is to allow drafters to create solids such as buildings, more easily. 3D drafting is preferred these days as it is seen as more accurately representing real-life objects.

CAD Translation Services

Like CAD conversion, CAD translation services refer to the ability of a company to convert one type of CAD file to another, whether it be from Mac, PC, a Zip Drive or some other device.

At The CAD Room, we offer both 2D and 3D CAD services, so if you would like to find out more, then please contact us today on 0161 427 0348 or by email to office@thecadroom.com