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Updated 10 days ago

What do you enjoy most about your cad drafter career? - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="livi06 in Renton, Washington"]I ended up drafting with an interior design degree because if the salary. I'm not drafting for a 2nd...


Updated 11 days ago

How to start freelance CAD drafting? - 12 Replies

For the sake of anyone looking at this thread for advice I have to disagree with your statements as a whole. The CAD drafter and designer industry is...

Peter H A Sam in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 6 months ago

What are typical cad drafter salaries? - 5 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

NancyB63 in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 11 months ago

Getting a cad drafter job. - 30 Replies

How did you get your start doing cad drafter work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

E. West in Saint Paul, Minnesota

What are other careers that use similar skills to Cad Drafters?

I have been doing Cad Drafting and design for over a decade. I have done mechanical, electrical, some civil and more. I have used Autocad,...

John in Catonsville, Maryland

Updated 23 months ago

is it worth becoming a cad drafter? - 1 Reply

I graduated with a mechanical drafting degree in 2001. I have never used the degree. i work in a machine shop as an injection mold maintenance tech.,...

gerard in Missouri

civil engineering tech

I have 42 years of experience manual drafting and working with microstation doing drafting work on MODOT and IDOT projects Looking for full time...

Richie in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 37 months ago

Entry Drafter/Designer tips - 3 Replies

I'm about to graduate with a BS in Engineering Technology and a CAD Operator Cert. and I'm noticing that most entry designer and drafter positions...

Richie in Kansas City, Missouri

Should I be a Drafter?

I'm 18 years old, a sophomore in college and I will be graduating community college with an Associate's degree in Applied Engineering Science and...

eddygoody in Singapore, Singapore

overseas jobs (CADD)

Hi, I am from Singapore, I would like to know any opportunity to work oversea as CAD Drafter/Operator in construction/aerospace/offshore? thanks

John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland

Updated 55 months ago

Drafting Job - 5 Replies

I am looking for a drafting job and I cannot seem to find anything. Can anyone suggest any tips or ideas on ways I should look or apply? I...

Indie_One in Wichita, Kansas

Process Piping Design/Drafting

Where/how did you get your training/experience?

arron lee in California

Updated 63 months ago

AutoCAD to .pdf - missing information - 4 Replies

We are a consulting engineering firm using AutoCAD 2008, we have recently noticed that on a number of .pdf files that some of our information is...

Keith Hedemark in Round Lake, Illinois

Lake County Illinois AutoCAD jobs fading?

Has anyone else been noticing the phase out of AutoCAD and priority shifting to SOLIDWORKS ? I have extensive experience in many fields using...

Terry in Elkridge, Maryland

Updated 80 months ago

CAD/Drafting Job - 4 Replies

I am a civil engineer, with bachelor degree, I am from Iraq, I got here about two month ago, I had been told that I cannot work as engineer unless I...

John in Catonsville, Maryland

Updated 80 months ago

Looking for structural drafter - 1 Reply

I have been looking for a structural drafter in the Baltimore Maryland area for 2 months now with no luck. All applicant did not have experience with...

zodran in Tacoma, Washington

Updated 109 months ago

What are the best cad drafter qualifications and training to get ahead? - 2 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a cad drafter? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective cad...

mohamad in Iran, Islamic Republic of


I need a friend that help me in engineering problem ( mechanical engineering) and I help he too. Not difference male or female I have very...

BON2025 in Bayonne, New Jersey

Updated 112 months ago

Top cad drafter skills needed to get the job. - 1 Reply

What are the top 3 traits or skills every cad drafter must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your cad drafter expertise?

Owen in Clermont, Florida

Updated 121 months ago

Are cad drafter job opportunities growing or declining? - 1 Reply

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most cad drafter...


Tips for CAD Drafter interviews.

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming CAD Drafter interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

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