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Engineering: AutoCAD Draftsman: Get Started ...

AutoCAD Draftsman Certificate

AutoCAD Architecture permits architectural designers to draw 3D objects, such as walls, doors and windows, with more intelligent data associated with them rather than simple objects, such as lines and circles. The data can be programmed to represent specific architectural products sold in the construction industry, or extracted into a data file for pricing, materials estimation, and other values related to the objects represented. Additional tools generate standard 2D drawings, such as elevations and sections, from a 3D architectural model. Similarly, Civil Design, Civil Design 3D, and Civil Design Professional support data-specific objects, facilitating easy standard civil engineering calculations and representations.

To see more information on this be sure to visit our AutoCAD Draftsman Page.

AutoCAD Draftsman Certificate. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2020, from https://www.lonestar.edu/programs-of-study/AutoCAD-Draftsman-Certification.htm

 

 

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Introduction

'You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.' – Frank Lloyd Wright

     

  This guide serves to assist students in the process of successfully completing their certificate in AutoCAD drafting

Drafter Career Video

What do Drafters do?

Drafters typically do the following:

  • Design plans using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Work from rough sketches and specifications created by engineers and architects
  • Design products with engineering and manufacturing techniques
  • Add details to architectural plans from their knowledge of building techniques
  • Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures for new products
  • Work under the supervision of engineers or architects

Some drafters are referred to as CAD operators. Using CAD systems, drafters create and store technical drawings digitally. These drawings contain information on how to build a structure or machine, the dimensions of the project, and what materials are needed to complete the project.

Drafters work with CAD to create schematics that can be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into building information modeling (BIM) systems. These systems allow drafters, architects, construction managers, and engineers to create and collaborate on digital models of physical buildings and machines. Through three-dimensional rendering, BIM software allows designers and engineers to see how different elements in their projects work together.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Drafters,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm (visited September 06, 2020).

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