Quoting From PDF Drawings Made Easy

November 11, 2020 |

Learn the challenges and risks associated with quoting from PDFs and how this technology allows for faster, more accurate quoting.

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 created new technology that unlocks the technical data trapped in PDF files to transform your quoting process.

Primary Topics:

  • 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


Jason Ray

Co-Founder and CEO, Paperless Parts

Jason Ray is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paperless Parts, the platform for manufacturing that enables machine shops to streamline communications, quote faster and more accurately, improve customer experience, and grow their business. Jason found his passion for manufacturing while serving at the Pentagon in the United States Navy as a supply and logistics officer, where he led advanced manufacturing implementation. Seeing the negative impacts associated with ineffective sourcing of short-run production components, Jason was determined to solve this critical problem that plagues manufacturing. Jason has a B.A. from Trinity College and MBA from Babson College.