Whether you’re a full-service engineering firm or a one-person-shop dealing in engineering, manufacturing, or any type of production, mechanical drawing services are essential to what you do. They allow you to be present for your customers and agile in your approach to mechanical design and development. At its simplest, a mechanical drawing (which can also be known as a technical drawing), reveals how something is supposed to function and operate. It is the practical side of construction and production, and explains what is “under the hood.”
Our team at Cad Crowd understands that while you may be in the business of providing mechanical drawings or using them as a part of your design process, you are still running a business and have other tasks to manage. This step is where our team comes in. We are in the business of not only providing mechanical drawing—and additional design— services to free up your team, but we also want to help simplify the hiring process.
Combing through hundreds of resumes and posting job descriptions on an endless number of sites doesn’t have to be a part of your day-to-day tasks. Our platform allows you to choose from a global network of pre-vetted designers who are experienced in developing accurate and exceptional mechanical drawings.
So, for a closer look into the impact of mechanical drawing services and how our team can assist you, stay tuned below.
How many times have you looked at a photorealistic rendering of a building, automobile, or machine? The sleek images and vibrant colors captured your engagement. This image was excellent for engaging audiences, but it didn’t include pertinent information that is just as important as the aesthetics.
Mechanical drawings are meant to fill those gaps in knowledge. The goal of this practice is to produce a scaled draft of a piece of machinery, product, or architectural project that shows the accurate specifications and measurements that can ensure it is ready for production or manufacturing.
Again, it reveals how objects are meant to function and operate. An example of this is the components of a robotic instrument, or the heating and cooling systems in a commercial building. These drawings can be used as detailed instructions for engineers, manufacturers, and building contractors to bring an illustration or schematic from paper to real-life production. In short, mechanical drawing services are the resources needed to produce accurate and well-crafted products, buildings, and machinery.
We have a variety of services that address or complement mechanical drawing services. For a peek at what we offer, take a look below:
Civil engineering – How do you prepare for the way the public interacts with a bridge, municipal building, or water system? Civil engineering allows you to answer that question adequately and ensure that your project meets the standards and specifications of the local government, the citizens, and any private partners. We have exemplary designers who can help you develop designs and drafts that genuinely address the architectural or public works issues within a community.
Engineering design – An engineer’s goal includes the task of figuring out how to make things work within the purpose they were created. Whether it is an electronic device or a drawbridge, you want to ensure your projects act in the way they were meant to. Our global network of engineers and designers are available to walk you through the engineering of your product through a design lens.
Finite element analysis (FEA) – Can your product, architectural project, or piece of machinery handle the everyday stresses it will experience? Can that HVAC system handle the pressure brought on by wide-use? How much damage will a car take if it is in an accident? These are the questions you want to be able to answer concerning anything you design and create. FEA allows you to prepare your product for the problematic situations it can encounter through accidents or typical use. The Cad Crowd platform includes designers who are adept at running FEA on a variety of items.
Structural engineering – Before you can build anything, you have to be sure about the foundation on which it is built. What will be holding this home or commercial property together? This step is where the practice of structural engineering comes into play. You want to ensure that the structural integrity of any property can withstand even the roughest of disturbances (natural and human-made). Our team can take this worry off your hands by ensuring your structures are designed to handle the worst.
Prototype design engineering – Prototypes are meant to embody the physical principles of the final model, and they are used for testing and analysis. Prototypes can also provide a large amount of useful information about a potential product, and for this reason, it is crucial to get as close to you can to the real thing. Our global network of designers can assist you in building and engineering a prototype that can provide you with the answers you need regarding whether your product is ready for the next phase in production.
Mechanical engineering – This field is the combination of physics, material science, engineering science, design, and analysis. The goal is to use the blending of design and real-world experience to develop reliable and well-engineered machines. Engineering and design go hand-in-hand for this service, and we are excited to say that we have designers who can exceptionally handle both.
HVAC design – A poor HVAC design can lead to rising heating and cooling costs, as well as unsatisfied inhabitants. Getting HVAC design right the first time is key to producing exceptional building projects that meet the needs of those involved. The last thing you want is to have to fix costly HVAC mistakes for a bad initial design. So, we invite you to allow our exceptional network of designers to ensure your building has a well-crafted HVAC system the first time.
These are just a portion of the design services you can receive when you allow us to help you find the best designer for your project. For a look into the other design services we offer, we invite you to visit our Services page.
Mechanical drawings can be challenging and complex. Nevertheless, they are meant to make the job of your contractors much more manageable. We know that as an engineering or manufacturing firm, you may not have the time to create designs at the rate your customers are asking.
This reason is why we believe outsourcing is the best way for you to receive the services you need while also saving money in the process. So, if you are on the fence about whether to outsource your mechanical drawing services, take a look at the variety of benefits you stand to experience:
Improve customer satisfaction – How much more satisfied would your customers be if you could deliver quality work significantly faster? Outsourcing allows you to become more efficient in your workflows. As a result, you have an additional set of design professionals who are producing exceptional designs at a rate that is faster than what you could do alone.
Prevent burnout from your employees – Have you been trying to increase your work in-take and output with the same team you have now? Sometimes, the answer to raising your production is by adding a new member to the team. The last thing you want to do is burn out your core team of employees. So, why not help them by adding a capable and talented design professional to your staff to handle technical drawings? Whether they are taking it off their plate entirely or offering support, outsourcing this task can help your team achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Receive support on core business activities – If your team is working on four different projects, they don’t have the time to dedicate their attention to matters specific to their skillsets. Technical drawings are tasks that a talented and experienced designer who is outside of your office can handle. This situation means that you and your staff are then free to control core business activities that only you all can manage.
Save on hiring costs – When you hire a full-time employee, a variety of expenses come into play. From an annual salary to office supplies and benefits packages, there is a lot to add to the budget. However, when you outsource to a freelance designer, you can instead pay an established wage that is mutually beneficial for you and the designer. Also, you only need to pay for the work that is actually done. All-in-all, you are slated to save money when you outsource your mechanical drawing services.
Receive help from an experienced professional – How long would it take you to find a talented designer on your own? Fortunately, you don’t need to experience this situation by yourself. Our platform makes the process of receiving help from a capable professional straightforward. You don’t need to pay a high cost or spend much time to find and gain the expertise of a design freelancer.
Have another set of eyes on your work – You’d be surprised how much can go unnoticed when you are creating mechanical drawings or using pre-defined specifications for your designs. It is easy to slip up and make errors. The benefit of having another person or persons on your team means that you can have another set of eyes—outside of your immediate work team—to check drawings for accuracy.
Have someone else handle the hiring process – No longer do you have to comb through the general job posting sites or try your luck on a designer job board. Our platform is set up to help you find an experienced designer who is ready to hit the ground running. Each designer is pre-vetted by our team and is prepared to offer the guidance and assistance you need on your mechanical drawing project.
There are a variety of benefits associated with outsourcing. However, for you to realize them, you first have to make finding the right freelance designer a priority. This step is where the team at Cad Crowd can help.
We believe that today’s advancements in the gig economy make it even easier to find an excellent freelance designer regardless of where they are located. Whether they are in India or Indiana, we believe that distance knows no bounds when talent is involved.
Our team knows how challenging it is to run a business, meet goals, manage customers, and still produce exceptional work. This reason is why we have been helping to connect capable designers with entrepreneurs and business owners for a decade.
We want you to have the best when it comes to mechanical drawing services. So, if you are ready to realize the benefits of outsourcing, we invite you to visit our How It Works page. There, you can see a detailed look into how we connect designers with capable freelancers.
Your most precious resources as an entrepreneur are your time, the team around you, and the capital you have. We want to help you bring ease to all three. Whether you need multiple 2D views of a project, 3D component modeling, fabrication drawings, or building schematics, we don’t want the process of finding someone to handle these tasks to prove daunting.
You have clients to help and processes to see through. This reason is why our team is dedicated to helping you find the right fit for your next mechanical drawing process. You have a lot to manage as a business owner, and we want to help make the design process much more straightforward.
Whether you are a solopreneur, or are running a company of over 200 employees, our team is ready to assist you. We are proud to say that we have worked with the likes of Yale University, Tiffany Co., Tupperware, and The Boston Consulting Group, as well as countless entrepreneurs and small business owners.
So, wherever you are in the process, we want to help you get the mechanical drawings that you need. If you are ready to begin the process, we invite you to reach out to us today for a free quote!
At Cad Crowd, we have a network of highly qualified engineering services that can help with any project. Contact us today for a free quote.