Today, most RFQs only come with PDFs of 2D technical drawings. Quoting and estimating from PDFs is difficult and time-consuming. It’s hard to reference past jobs to review notations, changes, or historical pricing. Using this data means digging through manual files, interpreting notes on the side of a drawing, and having to work from memory. The risk is that quotes are not consistent, may be inaccurate, and rely heavily on a “tribal knowledge.” This is the way the industry has operated until now.
Paperless Parts unlocks the technical data trapped in PDF files to transform your quoting process.
- Challenges and risks associated with quoting from PDFs
- New technology enabling faster quoting with PDF 2D technical drawings
- How to transfer historical 2D data into searchable reference data
- How this technology allows for faster, more accurate quoting