An AutoCAD drafter uses computer-aided design and drafting software to develop drawings and plans for construction and manufacturing industries. Their technical drawings are used by architects, engineers, surveyors, and scientists and may depict plans for anything from toys to spacecraft. Completion of a certificate program or an associate's degree with a focus on drafting is generally required to work as an AutoCAD drafter.
CAD is the primary way in which drafters develop plans, drawings and sketches. Using AutoCAD software, created by Autodesk Inc., drafters prepare a visual depiction of a product to be constructed. Production and construction workers, including engineers, surveyors, architects and scientists, use CAD images to create plans to build and manufacture everything from buildings to toys to spacecraft. CAD drafters also have a working knowledge of traditional drafting methods.
Associates degree or higher in related field
Will substitute education for experience