In 1993, The Drafting Company Inc. opened its doors in the US, with its headquarters originally located in Chicago, Illinois. It was initially established as BoltCAD Engineering Services, supporting the building construction and industrial manufacturing sectors. Clients came to TDC for its vast experience in AutoCAD and Microstation, coupled with its talented teams of CAD drafters, detailers and project managers equipped with the necessary skill sets required to support various project types.
In 1995, BoltCAD added ProE and SDS2 solutions to support the Structural, Robotic and Manufacturing industries.
In 2000, BoltCAD opened a new division catering to opportunities requiring 3D Solid Modeling talents supported in Creo/ProE, Autodesk’s Inventor, and Catia’s SolidWorks.
In 2007, BoltCAD rebranded itself to The Drafting Company Inc., (TDC) while ending its need for a traditional brick-and-mortar production sites to become a virtual-only service provider while also moving its Corporate Headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri. Offering virtually based drafting, detailing and modeling services enabled for a lower overall rate and cost structure vs. hiring direct and maintaining employees by clients. Clients now come to TDC partner on a contract basis without the limitations due to only using local-based personnel in that, increases the ability to obtain talented people from anywhere.
In 2009, TDC expanded its capabilities to include Building Information Modeling (BIM) services, a forward-thinking move to extend to all construction sectors. There is a massive deficit in the industry for talented people experienced and available to support BIM projects. It also helps building component manufacturers needing Revit-based BIM Family Content Creation Services used by the AEC firms while supporting BIM-related projects. It was wise to incorporate BIM-based interfaces instead of only maintaining the CAD culture of old, much like drafting boards, which have been hardly used in the past 20 years. TDC is known as a agile and a constant change master, especially in 3D modeling. It became evident that TDC would evolve a significant portion of its already very competent 3D modeling staff to the forward-thinking BIM process and the software package Revit, which has become the #1 BIM applied software globally used to support the BIM-related AECO industry.
In 2011, TDC expanded its working hours to 7 am eastern till 7 pm pacific while establishing 2 different 8-hour shifts covering all time zones across the US. This, in turn, opens up their availability to support 14 consistent hours daily from Monday through Saturday, which totals 96 hours of production utilization weekly. This helps to establish a healthier work-life balance while allowing employees to work 8 hours daily and provides for significant production bandwidth flexibility.
In 2015, TDC grew exponentially while establishing sales offices throughout the US from Coast to Coast strategically located within large metropolitan areas forecasted for substantial construction and population growth.
In 2020, when most things were at a standstill, TDC grew its team and client base. This was due to its early implementation in working and supporting clients virtually. TDC evolved quickly to being an obvious choice that code worked productively in the background able to meet expectations traditionally supported within clients offices.See More...>
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