CAD Design Services


Having efficient and accessible CAD files in your business does not have to be a project in itself.

We offer accessibility to professional engineers who have real-world experience in design and manufacturing.

Other companies may be able to draw in a CAD conceptually but it takes true engineering experience to know the functionality of a design.

Each one of our design engineers has extensive background in machining, manufacturing, and rapid prototyping. 

CAD Design Services

  • STEP, IGES, XT File Delivery
  • 3D Scan to CAD
  • Access to a Team of Engineers

CAD File creation

As a complete design engineering company, we offer the latest in 3D scanning services technology in order to make ultra-precise 3D CAD files, out of any existing surface. After 3D scanning, scan data is reverse engineered to deliver universal CAD files, ready for manufacturing and modifications. 

Most common file delivery formats are STEP, IGES, and XT. 

CAD design services include a consultation to discuss the project goals including efficiency, reproduction, and manufacturing. With a team that specializes in production, we can make recommendations on how the part can be constructed to keep down costs while also sourcing manufacturers. 

If you do not have a current working prototype, our team of engineers can create an original CAD design based on your specifications. 

Developing products efficiently

Any CAD designer can draw in CAD software, but it takes true engineering expertise to understand the full range of functionality needed for product design.

When hiring our team, our CAD design services can keep your costs down. 

Projects can be invoiced per project or on a monthly retainer basis.

Discussing your projects goals with our team involves sitting down to uncover all of your engineering needs including production, design, and functionality testing.

file delivery

CAD Design Services Delivery Files

CAD Design Services deliver universal files including:

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Tangent Solutions provides our clients with CAD drawings and 3D models in popular formats such as XT, STEP, IGS, SLDASM, SLDPRT. If you have a specific file type, please let our design engineers know and we will be happy to find solutions for old drawings or a unique CAD format on your next drafting project.

Our team utilizes the most recent version of Solidworks. Our expertise in this software enables us to create innovative designs and diminish billing hours. Even if you do not use Solidworks, we can create a universal CAD file that can be opened by any CAD program. 

You will need to have CAD drafting software like Solidworks to open the drawings we send. We can also provide your drawings in 2D format, created in a PDF, and other CAD file viewers that are free and easy to use. To get ahead, you can download eDrawings Viewer from the Solidworks website. 

Yes. The most precise way is to have our technicians 3D laser scan your project. From there the data collected is reverse engineered from a mesh file to make a fully functional CAD file, complete with all exact measurements; ID, OD, positioning, etc. 

We allow a sensible amount of revisions during the CAD drafting process. Our design engineers will work with you closely so you’re always aware of any challenges or necessary changes along the way. We specialize in manufacturing so our goal is to keep your designs profitable and feasible. 

This will depend on manufacturer and the CAD software or machine software they are using. We can export into a universal CAD file, XT, and it is best for you to ask your manufacturer before hand. Most will want a CAD file and not simply a mesh file.

Hiring Tangent Solutions

A Complete Engineering Team

When you hire Tangent Solutions for CAD design services, you get far more than just a CAD file. We analyze the entire range of engineering considerations, including manufacturing, design, and functionality improvements when working on client CAD projects. 

Our team boasts over 15 years of CAD drawing expertise. 

3D Scanning Services

Pair 3D Laser Scanning With CAD Design Services

Our firm has an in-house 3D laser scanner system.  This process dramatically decreases the time required for reverse engineering as well as enabling the creation of precise models that are exact in measurement.

Paired with 3D scanning services, our CAD design services help your company more easily modify, analyze, and optimize the data acquired from laser scanning to create original CAD drawing files.

There are no size limitations. We can scan any existing surface to create a digital mesh of precise data points for highly accurate 3D CAD design and product design.c

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