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Don S.
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As a General Contractor I highly recommend Wade Weber and Associates for their ability to quickly design the project and get the remodel plans approved and get the building permit for the construction . As a design architect he was able to draw up the kitchen remodel and submit the plans and get the permit. Sometimes he can get the Permit over the counter the same day by talking to the guys at the city that he sees all the time . His knowledge of drafting , Cad Drawing , City codes and Design are expertly done .We would not hesitate to recommend Wade to anyone wanting a good Architect .

Engineered CAD Solutions
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  • 17 years in business
Greg G.
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ECad produced amazing results and provided professional consultation and guidance during the entire process from idea to prototype and final part. ECad was available for us to ask questions (tons of questions) and discuss changes and options which was tricky during our project because we were never in the same room or the same country! Via Skype and virtual meetings our collaboration worked great and Jaime was able to understand our needs and hit the mark on the design. We are very happy with choosing Engineered CAD Solutions for our design project.


I do engineering design prototypes using Solidworks and Inventor. I identify the "form, fit and function" prior to any tooling. Engineering drawings are provided.


My work is based upon work exp from the drawing board to tooling to manufacturing to CAD.


I provide CAD design and drafting services. I have over 40 years of mechanical experience in aerospace, underwater and various industries.


I am a freelance mechanical engineer and 3D CAD designer with 15 years of industry-related job experience. I'm BSME degreed, and I am willing to help suggest alternative methods of production or design changes for ease of manufacturing to cut costs. I can provide 3D product models, drawings, Photorealistic renderings, animated assemblies, manufacturing drawings, and anything else that you may need to complete your project. I work from a home office and have a Solidworks certified workstation and render farm. I have all necessary measuring and inspection tools for reverse engineering if necessary as well.


Having over 20 years of building design, CAD drafting and submittal experience, I can perform any or all of the processes required from 3-D conceptual design through permit issuance. I also specialize in building/remodeling solutions for seniors.


I have over 10 years of experience in using up to Solidworks 2010. Much of my mechanical design career has provided me knowledge in different manufacturing processes such as machining metals/plastics, injection molds, sheet metals, die cut soft materials and different types of overlays, labels and membrane switches. I have lots of experience in working and generating bill of materials for our products. My duties also include the writing and completion of ECO/ECNs as required which may include updating of documentations, BOMs as well as Solidworks models and dimension drawings. I have knowledge and practice of GD & T (Geometric Dimension & Tolerance) under ANSI Y14.5. My communication skills include those of my coworkers as well as outside vendors. I am able to work as an individual when needed, but have also worked as a team player for bigger projects as required. I hope you will consider my background for your design needs, so we can help each other to obtain your goals for your products.


Contact me please.


Expert Designer with 35 years in jewelry manufacturing and design

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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Need a CAD Designer

Fountain Valley, CA

  • Project type
    Product design
  • Software/specialty
    Not sure / no preference
  • Frequency
    One project
  • Details
    We need a modern fireplace product redesigned so we can send the part designs to China to have them made
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