AutoCAD Drafters design technical schematics for products & structures.
AutoCAD drafters use AutoCAD - Autodesk's industry-leading drafting and design software - to prepare 2D and 3D technical drawings. These drawings are used as blueprints to construct products and structures, such as buildings, machinery, toys, microchips, plumbing & electrical systems, vehicles and a host of other manufactured goods. AutoCAD drafting professionals hold a range of job titles, including engineer, drafter, estimator, designer, modeler, architect or illustrator.
The best AutoCAD drafters combine "right-brain" attributes, such as creativity & spatial relationships, with "left-brain" traits, like mathematics & analytical thinking, to produce captivating and innovative designs. Whether your CADD (computer-aided drafting & design) career path lies in civil engineering, architecture or even entertainment (CADD software such as Autodesk's Maya can render stunning 3D animation and special effects), AutoCAD gives you the power to bring your ideas to life.
AutoCAD is the most popular CADD software with the highest overall job-market demand. There are also specialized versions of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products designed for drafters in specific job-roles and industries. Here are the most popular Autodesk products and the drafting specialists that use them:
|Autodesk Product||Drafting Specialists|
|AutoCAD||Designers, Architects, Engineers|
|AutoCAD Civil 3D||Civil Engineers, Drafters, Designers|
|AutoCAD Architecture||Architects, Contractors, Building Managers 3ds Max Game Developers, Graphic Designers, 3D Animators|
|Inventor||Product Manufacturers, Inventors, Prototype Designers|
|Maya||3D Animators, Effects Specialists, Game Designers|
|Revit Architecture||Architects, Building Information Managers|
|AutoCAD Electrical||Electrical Controls & Systems Designers|