CAD Design Help

Fort Mill, SC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My clients praise me for being able to get their work done quickly and correctly. And in the case where a mistake is made, I am prompt to work with the client to get it corrected as soon as possible.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the creative process of designing new products or creating mockups. Designing and prototyping requires a background and knowledge in manufacturing. I spent 10 years working for Fortune 500 companies as a design engineer, so I can leverage my experiences to design products that are functional and optimized for price.

Location

Fort Mill, SC 29715

Years in business

3

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

81

Reviews

44 Reviews
  • Colin N. Aug 24, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    The project was completed faster than my expectations and with excellent quality.
  • Austin F. Aug 10, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Super responsive and got the work done quickly!
  • Robert B. Jul 19, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    What I liked best about Scott was that he's quick to return communication. Also he did a good job.
  • Jessica E. Jun 9, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott turned our project around in record time and extremely helpful throughout the whole project. Was even able to print our patent product and deliver quicker than our local vendors and we are on opposite coast. Impressive!
  • Tom C. May 9, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Quick, efficient, and complete
  • Emmet H. Apr 22, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott was extremely helpful in making my project a reality. He was quick to respond and very knowledgeable on the subject. He was able to improvise with me when i didn't have the correct or enough information. I would recommend and hire again. Great Work
  • Erik H. Apr 4, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    New Client
    Quick work, understanding and to the point. Very good experience and will continue using.
  • Ben F. Mar 30, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Fabrication Project.
    I provided to Scott the 2D engineering drawings for my automobile after-market product. He converted 16 pages to 3D-CAD forma and then provided technical input into material selection which was then 3D Printed. We went thru several design changes and models to achieve my final design. Response was excellent and costs were in line with my expectations . Ben F., Charlotte NC 3/31/17
  • Dante B. Jan 28, 2017
    Engineering and Technical Design
    Verified Review
    Phenomenal Quality of work ethic!
    Scott was absolutely exemplary. He responded within 2 minutes of me posting my project and went straight to work. He communicated with me thoroughly throughout the entire process, in more ways than I imagined. He even finished a day early. Not only would I recommend him, but even I'll be working with him again.
  • Monalisa C. Jan 17, 2017
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review Updated
    So far so good....UPDATE!! Product finished.
    Still working with him on the project so far so good he's great with letting you know exactly what's going on ever step of the way. Update! Product finished Scott was a pleasure to work with, I never had to check in to know how things were going he always-reached out to me to update me on the process, send photos. Product completed in the time that was giving. I'm very happy with the results. I would recommend him to anyone.
  • Verified Review Original
    So far so good
    Still working with him on the project so far so good he's great with letting you know exactly what's going on ever step of the way.
  • Cody S. Nov 4, 2016
    Engineering and Technical Design
    Verified Review
    Pro
    Scott is quite professional and helpful. A smart designer.
  • Jaimie M. Nov 4, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Quick and easy, very professional
    Scott helped me create renderings for a personal project. He was easy to work with and the turnaround was just a week!
  • Angelo D. Oct 13, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Great Work
    Incredible service, patient and honest A+
  • Cara L. Sep 12, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Super prompt and knowledgeable!
    We appreciate the quick response and turn around!
  • Robbin D. Sep 7, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Hire CAD Design Help, you'd be crazy not to!
    From the beginning I knew I had made the right decision to hire Scott to create a 3D CAD model of my product for use in 3D printing. As a first time product developer I was feeling incredibly overwhelmed and nervous to share my idea with someone else, but Scott quickly put me at ease with his professional and patient demeanor. He constantly sent updates of the design, allowing me to provide feedback on the work and we held regular video chats where he would share his work screen with me and we could discuss and change the design of the product in realtime, which was highly productive and really sped up the process. I would highly recommend hiring Scott for your product design work, especially if you are a first time product designer, like myself and have been intimidated by large, expensive design firms. I am so satisfied with Scott's work that I am hiring him to do the 3D printing of the product as well and will not hesitate to hire him again to design other products for me.
  • Zachary B. Aug 29, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Quick fast quotes so far very pleased
  • Philip H. Aug 2, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    He created a wooden figure for CNC that took as much art as engineering. He did both well and in a timely manner. He was willing to make changes and able to help a non engineer person like me.
  • Todd V. Jul 28, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Focused, efficient, and enthusiastic towards my projects. Deliverables were accurate and completed efficiently.
  • .J M. Jul 20, 2016
    Engineering and Technical Design
    Verified Review
  • Michael T. Jun 15, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott called me as soon as the job was placed.. I found him very personable and helpful.. I did not know all the right questions to ask and he helped with that.. Although I didn't select him for the job.. I found him knowledgeable and very helpful.. Thank you Tipper
  • Piper M. Jun 2, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    I'm a visual artist and had a project outside my skill set that I needed help with. This was the first time that I've used a fabricator that I haven't been able to work with in person and I was hesitant as to whether that would work out. Scott was great as he was able to clearly explain my options and the pros and cons of each. Most importantly without meeting in person he was able to execute my idea. This alone would have been impressive but Scott also was competitively priced and finished the work much sooner than I had expected. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for a professional 3D modeller and printer -and especially to anyone who is new to the process. It sounds cliché but he really did manage to make my idea/concept a reality (and within budget!) Thank you Scott!
  • Scott H. May 10, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    It was a pleasure to work with Scott on my first patent project. He was the first one to respond when I went searching for professional help. His quote was very affordable and he delivered on service exactly when he promised. His knowledge of CAD and manufacturing is beyond compare. I will continue to use Scott's services to help launch my product in 2017. Highly recommended!!!
  • Dan K. May 2, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Working with Scott is as professional as it gets! Scott's experience, combined with his creative eye, made our project possible. I highly recommend CAD Design Help. I will being utilizing his talent in our next project, and in any following.
  • Steve K. Mar 30, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Great work, great value for the work performed. Very responsive.
  • Tina F. Mar 5, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    What a great experience working with Scott was. He is knowledgeable, professional and most helpful. I appreciate his patience with my questions and his prompt replies while we arranged our meeting times. I will recommend Scott to my colleagues and friends and I look forward to working with him in the future.
  • Spencer T. Mar 5, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Very helpful and knowledgeable , will definitely hire for my next project!
  • Pennie L. Feb 28, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Converting my TurboCAD drawings into SolidWorks drawings. These are for manufacturers to use for bidding the cost of manufacturing the part's injection mold, and the cost for injection molding the part itself. As it was, the manufacturers were unable to use my TurboCAD drawings, even though they were accurate and complete. They needed to be in SolidWorks format.
  • Yvonne P. Feb 22, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott did a nice job. I had a quick project that he was able to complete in a very timely manner. I plan to use him again.
  • Maran V. Feb 17, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott was quick and timely. Although he had other clients, he still made us a priority and got us the results we were looking for. Scott also made it easy make payments via paypal.
  • Michael M. Feb 12, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    very easy to speak to , very professional , understood our vision and worked until it was exactly what we wanted i cant recommend scott enough for your cad design , true professional
  • Mary S. Feb 10, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott was right on this with professionalism and expertise. I live in an area where there aren't any resources for CAD and am appreciative of being able to work online. I'm really impressed and highly recommend his company. Mary S.
  • Amin E. Feb 2, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    They are well understanding what they are doing, still we are not finish yet!
  • Bryan R. Jan 13, 2016
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott provided excellent service and great value on a large project with a deadline of 18 hours. He constantly communicated his progress throughout the process and made changes when requested. I highly recommend using his services!
  • Joseph H. Dec 14, 2015
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Scott is doing a great job and ensures everything is perfect. Not afraid to ask questions.
  • Ray M. Dec 3, 2015
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
  • Danny P. Nov 4, 2015
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
  • Lucas A. Oct 25, 2015
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    Design of a Silicone water Bottle sleeve for mass production.. Quick response, prompt delivery, thorough communication and collaboration via video chat. Very knowledgable and competent. Highly recommended.
  • Mike H. Oct 15, 2015
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    All went smooth as silk. Scott gave support and showed intrest well after job was completed. I highly reccommend
  • Danny Z. Oct 9, 2015
    Scott and I worked well together to solve the design challenges that we've been faced with. He even helped me find someone who could complete the prototype. The project is still in progress but the initial design stages have gone very well.
  • Trent H. Oct 1, 2015
    3D Modeling
    Verified Review
    A small plastic part needing a difficult alteration, Scott was proficient, enthusiastic, timely, successful, and a real pleasure to work with.
  • Jay F. Aug 8, 2015
    Scott is great to work with. Very detailed oriented, exceeded expectations on the project and looking forward to working together on the next project.
  • Greg H. Aug 8, 2015
    We had such a great experience with Scott!! He built us exactly what we needed in a ridiculously tight timeframe! It came out great! You can see his work on our campaign video at: http://igg.me/at/GrowBot/x/2975943 I highly recommend working with Scott!
  • Mike W. Aug 4, 2015
    Scott has designed several parts for us and we continue utilizing his talents. We work in an interactive, collaborative process that enables us to learn and benefit from the 3D models as they evolve.
  • Faheem A. Jul 30, 2015
    Scott listened to my design needs with the utmost attention and his work was outstanding. Looking forward to future business.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I typically bill by the hour but there have been times I have done a project for a fixed price.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My normal process is to have a Skype or web conference with the client to understand the requirements. Then I will get to the design work, and when I feel that I have a good first draft I will set up a second meeting. This process may go through a few loops before completion. I guarantee my work and will work till it is done correctly.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and 10 years of work experience in product design, project engineering, and 3D modeling.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked as an employee in the engineering department of both Bosch Home Appliances and United Pet Group. I decided that I would be happier working for myself so I decided to take that route. So far it has been a great decision.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have done most of my work for individuals but I have also done work for a few companies who either didn't have an engineering department or were overloaded.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently did a project for Trent (see my reviews). He had a product that was already designed but it needed some changes. The product was a small injection molded part. At first it seemed fairly straightforward, but it turned out to be more challenging than we both expected. Despite this, I was still able to get the part completed within 24 hours and ahead of his deadline of 48 hours.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would look for someone who gives you priority, i.e. calls you back quickly, keeps you informed of the progress etc. I pride myself on making every customer feel like they are at the top of my list.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Customers should have a very clear idea of what they want. The more information you can provide me, the faster and more accurate the first attempt will be. Sometimes customers do not have a clear idea of the product specifics (dimensions, how it will be powered, etc) and this is fine. But if this is the case, you have to expect it will take a few rounds of back and forth to get the design the way you want it.