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A Case Study of placing a CAD conversion project on Freelancer.com

From Draftsperson.net

By Allan 10-Dec-2013. This article is part of a series on: Making Money Online with Freelancer.com

I am a building designer working in Australia. I place all my hand drawings to CAD conversion projects on Freelancer.com. The main reasons are it's cheap, good and I have only had positive experience's. I will show you a real project completed to prove Freelancer.com is really good for getting this type of work done.


The Brief

Image:Freelancer.com Project Brief CAD conversion.png

The Original Drawings

The original house plans, elevations, site place etc where of poor quality. Here is the, hand drawn floor plan, I scanned and sent to the freelancer:

The hand drawn plans are rubbish
The hand drawn plans are rubbish

The Result

Here is a screen shot of the AutoCAD DWG CAD file sent back to me by the freelancer:

The CAD files are fantastic
The CAD files are fantastic

Very good start to this project for us. The freelancer also completed building elevations and a site plan. We then went to site to check dimensions and do a general QA check etc. We made these changes ourselves, but could of used the freelancer. Getting the CAD conversion done first saved us heaps of time. And made for a more profitable project.

Download the DWG files in this case study: CAD conversion from hand drawing.zip

The Cost

How of the big one, how much did this cost us?

Answer: $30 AUD


Next in this series of articles is my second way to make money online with Freelancer.com. My number two money maker: WORK....

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