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Careers in Drafting & Design and CAD

Drafters prepare detailed drawings and diagrams of engineer's, architect's or other professional's sketches or ideas for use by end users - those in construction, operations, maintenance and inspection. They show the technical details of the product or structure specifying design criteria and guidance to be followed in construction (materials to be used, dimensions, tolerances, and process to be followed). drafters may specialize in a variety of areas from aeronautical to structural drafting. These areas use 2-D or 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) technology, conventional mechanical (pencil) drafting, and specialized techniques such as technical illustration.

The following are Related Career titles (Type of drafters):

  • Mechanical
  • Architectural
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Landscape
  • Interior Designers
  • Aeronautical
  • Geological
  • Commercial
  • Surveyors
  • Designers
  • Process Piping
  • Instrumentation