Using specialized equipment to produce drawings according to specific industry standards.
Who is a Drafter?
Drafters translate information and sketches from engineers, architects, and scientists into detailed drawings that are used in manufacturing construction.
- Architectural - commercial and residential buildings
- Civil - roads, highways, dams, site plans, maps
- Electronic - electronic components
- Eletrical - electrical device layout, wiring, power substations
- Mechanical - mechanical assemblies and parts
- Structural - commercial buildings, bridges, concrete and steel structures
- ... and many more!
Drafters often create a variety of drawings even though they may be employed in a certain field or focus on a sp ecific product. For example, an architectural drafter may be involved in preparing architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) and civil drawings.
Drafters are often involved in multiple other tasks such as:
- Surveying and taking measurements
- Research and development
- Product support
- ... and more!
Drafting as a Launch Pad
- Becoming a drafter can "open many doors."
- Drafters often start as entry level drafting technicians, and then typically advance into higher level drafting and design positions.
- With additional education, drafters go on to become architects, engineers, and more!