How It Works

Autocad Inventor Design ServicesMethodology

It’s Easy!

We know that the biggest question when outsourcing CAD work is “How are they going to know what we want?”


If you have an “Engineering Best Practices” document used for your internal staff, send us this file with your project and we will follow it to the letter!

If you have no formal documented practices, then send us a “similar” project to the one you need completed. We will mimic all the features and layouts from your old project, into the new one!

For 10 years, we have refined our skills and can accomplish even the largest projects (containing 1000’s of detail, assembly and sub-assembly drawings) with very little input from the customer.

Not convinced? Send us a small “Test drawing” and we will complete it for you at no charge. Submit to

General Process Flow

  • Initial meeting held, either in-person, or via web conference (gotomeeting)
  • Instructions and reference project CAD files are sent to Censco. Native CAD format or IGES preferred.
  • Fixed Price quotation is prepared and submitted to the customer. We don’t work based on an hourly rate.
  • Customer issues PO to Censco
  • Censco Acknowledges customer PO with delivery date.

Methodology for Mechanical Projects

  • We process the information into CAD files in your desired output format. (SolidWORKS, Inventor)
  • Real time interaction during project execution to resolve questions or scope change (we are in the eastern time zone)
  • Upon completion the CAD files and all the supporting documentation are the deliverables.

Methodology for new schematics

  • Outline project scope.
  • Receive job specifications.
  • Receive equipment component list and signals.
  • Receive a reference job.
  • Create new schematics.

Methodology for retrofits and updates

  • Project instructions and the schematics to be updated are received.
  • Change schematics to match project instructions.
  • Some of the schematic updates include:
    –Drive replacement
    –Replace DC motors for AC motors
    –PLC replacement
    –Upgrade BOM with the most recent catalogs for each component
    –Upgrade and select new components to comply with new requirements (CB’s, Transformers, line Reactors, etc.

Methodology to create panel layouts from schematics

Autocad Outsourcing

  • Receive schematics.
  • Search and select the corresponding footprint for each component located in the panel.
  • Size the enclosure providing enough space to fit all components in comfortably and give the commercial catalog .
  • Detail cut out dimensions if needed.

Methodology to create cable pull chart for equipment installation from schematics from the equipment schematics we calculate:

  • Field cable size
  • Conduit size
  • Cable Tray size

In the equipment general arrangement drawings, we show:

  • Cable Tray Routing
  • Wire Way Routing

Areas we Serve

Serving the entire US, including Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, and Cambridge Massachusetts

Software experts in:

AutoCad ElectricalAutoCad Electrical
AutoCad MechanicalAutoCad Mechanical
Solidworks Electrical Solidworks Electrical
Solidworks Mechanical Solidworks Mechanical
Autodesk Inventor Autodesk Inventor
FEA Analysis FEA Analysis
FEA Analysis Revit

Get in Touch

Phone: (978) 387-5391


Censco, LLC
202 Butman Road
Lowell, MA 01852