• Architectural and Civil Drafters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Architectural drafters prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures based on architects specifications. Civil drafters make drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects like highways, bridges, and pipelines.

What do they typically do

  • Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or use conventional drafting techniques to produce designs and working drawings
  • Help design products using engineering techniques
  • Add details to architect and engineer plans based on knowledge of structural techniques
  • Prepare multiple versions of designs for review by engineers and architects
  • Determine the order of work and method of presentation, such as orthographic or isometric drawing
  • Supervise, coordinate, and train other technologists, technicians, and drafters
  • Work under the supervision of engineers or architects
  • Depending on work setting, draft plans and detailed drawings of structures like buildings or flood control projects

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