As computer aided design becomes more and more popular and available, more and more hard copies are in need of vectorization. Drawings are easier to be stored and transfered in digital format. Also, as many architects and engineers are very busy in designing their concepts and it's time-consuming for them to draft their drawings in computers, they prefer CAD outsourcing
if they don't have in-house CAD assistants. In 2d drafting
world, we take CAD conversion as an example to research what's the most important in its success.
The input for CAD converison could be in any format: hand sketches, PDF, JPG, etc. CAD conversion is one of common and basic services for any CADD drafting
firm, however, the quality of output varies a lot between different suppliers even with the exactly same input. There are 3 keys in achieving high quality:
Blazarch has standardized all graphic elements such as layers, notes, dimensions, line types, arrows, dimensions, scales, tags. Every line or every word on the drawing should belong to what they should belong to, in another word, everything should be put into the system instead of being created randomly.
Standardization is not enough to achieve high quality. CAD draftsmen
should be able to judge intelligently before they do AutoCAD drafting
- sometimes, clients' notes in hand sketches are blurry, so draftsmen should figure out what words they really are; sometimes, there is no dimension in clients' hand sketches
, so draftsman should judge how thick the wall is, how big the door opening is and so on. Blazarch always makes the best judgement also by utilizing a rigid system: architects or engineers always check draftsmen's drawings and make sure everything makes sense technically.
Communication is also important, since you can't always figure out clients' all design intent. For example, when the notes are extremely blurry or you're not very sure of what they are, you have to compose a well-orgnaized email to list the screen shots of these burry areas and make it easy to reply for clients.
As Blazarch emphasizes standardization, judgement and communication in every project, its CAD conversion service never lets its clients down.