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What is a Mechanical Drafter

Mechanical drafting or drawing is the art of creating illustrations used by engineers, architects, machine shop workers, wood workers, inventors, etc., in working out the details of constructive designs. In these drawings are the ways which ideas of the exact form, nature, shape, arrangement, and dimension of the parts in objects of a structural nature • Read More »


Whats more fun: vaping, or smoking?

There is a huge controversy all over the United States if vaping causes oil to stick in your lungs, to which Doctors are concerned “Oh, there’s no cure for removing this type of oil from your lungs, but you are just going to have to quit everything cold turkey, I wish ya the best of • Read More »


Do You Want to Draw Your Own House Plan

That’s a great idea and it sure saves money. It also eliminates the middle man. Those architects and designers can get expensive. I’ve heard that some designers can charge up to ten dollars per square foot for simple drawings containing a floor plan and exterior elevations. Now that is a chunk of change. If you • Read More »


Online Drafting Courses And Tutorials

Definition – draftsman or drafter: a technically trained person who creates technical drawings for specific professionals, i.e.; one who creates drawings from the notes, calculations, and sketches for architects, engineers, surveyors, etc. a person whose job is to create drawings that will be used to build machines, buildings, etc. Drafting is a universal language. It’s • Read More »


Starting a New Career After 50

For those who are over fifty and are looking to start a new career, you need to consider exactly what you mean by “new”. Are you looking for a new job that allows you to use the same skills that you have used for many years? Or are you making a complete change to a • Read More »


How To Choose The Best Training Institutes

If you are looking for the best training institutes that can help you gain more knowledge and enhance your skills in your area of expertise, it is always an advantage to opt for those with experience. There are training institutes you can find that are willing to supply their qualified graduates to meet this demand • Read More »


Opening a Drafting Service

After receiving the necessary education from either a good technical school or from apprenticing under a professional drafter, architect, or engineer, many people venture out to open their own drafting office. Make sure though that you do have enough training and experience to venture out on your own. Drafting is a highly specialized field, which • Read More »


The Drafting Board

Over the years as a draftsman, I have mastered several Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. AutoCAD, Generic CADD Level 3, Generic CADD 6, Generic CADD 3D, CadVance, TurboCad, and most recently, Chief Architect 8. Facts are though, I have been a drafter since the 1970’s and the one thing I keep coming back to is • Read More »