CAD drawing translations

Soget Est offers an extremely quick and cost-effective solution for translating technical drawings produced with CAD systems, especially in AutoCAD®.

We provide translations of CAD drawings, in DWG format, retaining the original text layout and formatting. AutoCAD DWG is a format developed by Autodesk. In addition to being the extension used for said files, it is also short for drawing.

The text is imported into our computer-aided translation system and then, once translated, is exported back into the original DWG file.

The translated text can replace the original in the same layer it came from (single- or multi-layer CAD drawings) or can be inserted in a new layer we create specially for this purpose for a given language.

The computer-aided translation system (not to be confused with “machine translation”) means the translator does not have to waste time “retranslating” previously translated parts, at the same time ensuring terminology remains consistent across all drawings.

We even offer CAD drawing translations in Arabic, Asian, Cyrillic and Middle-Eastern languages.

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Advantages for the client

Detailed word counts as early as the quote stage

The text exporting process gives us an automatic word count for the individual CAD drawings as well as for the whole batch, reporting the number of new and repeated words.

Reducing costs

Words repeated both within the individual CAD drawing and within the whole batch are translated at a discounted rate, which brings the end cost down significantly.

Faster turnaround

The use of translation memories and the reinsertion of translated text into the original DWG file, retaining the original layout and formatting, help speed up the translation process significantly.


Translators produce the translation outside the CAD drawing, using work tools they are familiar with as well as specific glossaries and translation memories, thus achieving consistent, uniform terminology.

No client intervention required

You get the DWG files back with the text translated into your chosen language or languages without having to touch up the layout or formatting.

Languages translated

We provide CAD drawing translations from and to the following languages:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.