Draftspersons creates technical drawings based on given specifications and calculations using computer-aided design (CAD).
A Draftsperson, also known as a drafter or a drafting engineer, creates drawings and plans that are used in manufacturing and construction. Draftpersons can be found in a broad range of fields including architecture, aeronautics, civil engineering, and electronics. Becoming a draftsperson typically requires training in drafting and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) procedures.
Generally, a Draftsperson's main job duty is to create technical drawings based on given specifications and calculations. Drafters typically work with professionals in their field, such as scientists, architects and engineers, who provide the product or structure's details. The draftsperson incorporates these specifications into drawings and plans that may be used in the manufacturing, maintenance, or repair of the product or structure.
Often, Draftpersons use CADD systems to create, save, and view their drawings and plans. Depending on the project, Drafters may need to use more traditional drafting methods, such as drafting pencils and T-squares, to create their drawings. Besides creating drawings, other duties of a Draftsperson can include calculating structural strength, assessing building capacity limits, and estimating construction costs.
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