It’s been more than 10 – 12 years, but I still remember buying all the required material such as a drafter, HB pencil, 2H pencil, and a 2B pencil; during my first year of mechanical engineering. However; if I take a look back at my entire academia and the mechanical engineering career, I hardly remember instances where I used a pencil for preparing mechanical engineering drawings or drafts on paper. Though several really fast 3D CAD modeling software with complex functions are evolving and evolving to be the best with every new release, we cannot neglect the fact that still approx. 30 – 50% of engineering resources are utilized for preparing 2D drawings, especially in small or medium level engineering firms.

When computers were not in use to this extent in engineering and manufacturing segment, the only way engineers used to communicate conceptual 3D models is by making 2D drawings. However; now we are in a world where display screens, showcasing minutest details, are just a few feet away on the shop floor. And this is not specific to any industry; instead the scenario is same across aviation, automotive, building & construction, heavy engineering and machinery plants, fabricated metal & alloy products and many more.

Since more than two decades, we at Hi-Tech, have successfully partnered engineering teams to convert scanned, hand-drawn or any other drawing sketches to manufacturing ready 2D drawings and 3D CAD models, as per Standards like ASME, ANSI, BS and others…

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