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Freelance TS Work?

Post by Robert » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:54 pm

Does anyone do Freelance TS/wood work? I'm exploring outsourcing some TS work and wanted to know if any has done it before and if so what was your experience with it? What were the pros & cons?

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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by sinvia » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:12 pm

Dear Robert,

Can you share your request in detail? Or send me message.

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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by JuP » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:42 am

Hello,

In France lot of companies have difficults to find good TopSolid'wood (woodcam) users. it's a real problem. I think it's same in other country where there are TopSolid'wood licences, but I probably a very local market.
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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by RaudMees » Sat May 13, 2017 11:10 am

Hello

I can offer service with TS Wood. I have engineering experience in wood industry over 15 years and with TSW ~3 years.

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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by Robert » Thu May 18, 2017 10:19 pm

Attached is the typical process I go through working with AutoCAD freelancers. 1) I create a rough sketch with dimensions. 2) I receive lines drawings back, usually I make 1-2 minor revisions. 3) Full detailed AutoCAD drawings. 3) 2D color renderings. 4) Invoiced by freelancer & I pay via Paypal.

I have never done this process with anyone working in TS so if anyone is interested please contact me and give an idea of how much you would charge for the attached project in TS.

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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by ken » Wed May 24, 2017 6:06 am

Hi Robert,

We currently handle all our drawings in-house but I have always been curious about the out-sourcing process and I receive email solicitations from companies from time to time that provide drawings services.

When you get the 2nd revision (final) drawings back do they provide you with cultists or any other manufacturing information beyond the cad drawing you show or are they just for presentation to the customer? It looks like the final drawings have a good bit of detail that was added after the initial drawing you received so I am assuming that you communicated that after receiving the first drawing. Do they charge you per revision? Do they give you a quote after seeing the initial sketch or do they bill an hourly rate?

If all I had to provide was the 2d drawings you show, I would be probably just generate them in Acad as quickly as possible but there would be no manufacturing information created beyond what the drawing showed. If I had to generate cutlists, g-code, detail drawings for production, ect. I would use TopSolid. The little bit of additional time it would take me to make the 3d model would payout in the end.

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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by RaudMees » Thu May 25, 2017 10:13 pm

Hi Ken.

Today I don't have Global experience with drawing services, but in our area (Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia) we have different type of services.
1. Small companies - front, top, side view + some sections + BOM
2. Bigger companies - front, top, side view + some sections + detail drawings + BOM (sometimes DXF files for CNC)
3. Fully machined production - no experience with this as service. I have some ideas with this, but for this I have to buy CAM license + I need customer CAM config to offer CNC-ready products.

Pricing - when customer send sketch or picture for price offer, then I calculate everything into price offer. Point 1 one price, point 2 second price and point 3 third price and it's fixed with some changes. If changes take more than 10% time of calculated time, then some hours will be added as extra. It's very safe and clear for both sides.

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Re: Freelance TS Work?

Post by Robert » Wed May 31, 2017 11:07 pm

Ken,

The detailed CAD drawings go to 1 of 50 factories we deal with around the world so there is no need to create part drawings we allow the factory to determine how they want to manufacturer it though we provide certain standards and parameters they have to follow.

I use a flat fee and factor in 2 small revisions per projects if there is more than 2 revisions it's consider a new project. I use a flat fee per project because of the sheer number of projects I have to process, up to 1000 a year. So a good freelancer could get 100-200 projects a year, some projects he makes out well others not as well.

The reason I'm looking into finding a freelancer in TS is that I would like to utilize the TS models for 3D Rendering.

I hope I answered your questions

Robert

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