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Question 1 of 23
What motivates you to work hard?
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Question 2 of 23
We are looking for drafters that are prepared to handle more duties. How have you advanced beyond simply doing CAD Drafts?
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"Currently I am responsible for mentoring my own junior CAD drafter. My current company puts a large emphasis on mentorship and it was a huge compliment to me when I was asked to be a mentor to someone newer to their career. This is because I have a higher than average level of knowledge in regards to our systems, and projects."
Aside from your general duties as a CAD Drafter, what type of tasks are you responsible for that reflect a more senior level sense of responsibility? Share with the hiring manager any additional responsibilities that you have been given in your current, or most recent, role.
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Question 3 of 23
Do you plan on continuing your education as a drafter?
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"I would be happy to upgrade my associates degree into a degree in urban planning. Of course, this would have to be in the form of evening and weekend courses, as I would need to continue to work full time."
"I am happy with what I gained in my post-secondary experience. At this time, attending college again is not a priority. I would absolutely be open to attending additional courses and certificate programs related to my career."
Talk to the hiring manager about your future education goals. What do you hope to achieve in the future?
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Question 4 of 23
What do you enjoy the most about being a drafter?
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Do you enjoy collaborating with others?
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What design did you have the most difficult time with? What made it difficult?
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Question 7 of 23
Do you enjoy working with other drafters, and sharing work, when needed?
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Question 8 of 23
When have you had a dispute with an engineer? What was the disagreement, and how did you two resolve the issue?
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Question 9 of 23
When did you discover your specialty? Why did you choose this area of drafting?
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Question 10 of 23
If I saw your home office right now, what would it look like?
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Question 11 of 23
Our drafters must know this industry very well, how have you gained experience and insight into this industry?
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Question 12 of 23
If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?
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Question 13 of 23
Tell me about your education. What was your favorite course and why?
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Question 14 of 23
What are your short- term career goals?
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Question 15 of 23
What makes you a better drafter than the next person?
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Question 16 of 23
Tell me about your biggest mistake during a draft. How did you correct it?
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Question 17 of 23
What are you passionate about, outside of this career?
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Question 18 of 23
How do you stay focused on your work throughout the day?
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Question 19 of 23
Can you do layouts on your own?
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Question 20 of 23
Why did you go to technical school to be a drafter?
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Question 21 of 23
Would you consider yourself more creative, or technical minded?
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Question 22 of 23
Tell me about the most complicated schematic drawing you have had to create.
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Question 23 of 23
What area of drafting are you most interested in - Architectural, Civil or Mechanical?
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Question 1 of 23
What motivates you to work hard?
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My motivation is to become a good drafter and successful employee.
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Creating an exciting products in high-quality and effective cost.
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My passion and willingness are two factors that motivate me at work.
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Challenging and interesting work.
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My parents. They have been supportive in everything that I do and have been helping me through school and It makes me happy seeing them happy.
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Being known as an effective and hard working employee. To have the staff know that if everyone else fails, I can be the go-to guy to get a project completed on/before the due date.
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Enjoying what I am doing and being productive.
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Naturally, I have always have had a very strong work ethic. What motives me is to provide for my family. Not having opportunities that most people have, I have the ability to see the bigger picture. To achieve the goals, we have to understand the complete process, not just what we are focusing on as an individual.
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Learning new skills and improving the ones that I have learn.
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I love working hard. It fulfils my dreams of chasing the best architects.
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Working harder to learn new things as employee to better myself for me and the company is what motivates me.
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Work Hard make men Respect.
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The satisfaction of finishing a drawing and feeling proud about it and knowing that its good quality and correct.
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Always been a hard worker, taking initiative allows me to take on challenges to be motivated.
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The success that hard work brings is worth the effort and motivation.
Question 2 of 23
We are looking for drafters that are prepared to handle more duties. How have you advanced beyond simply doing CAD Drafts?
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I advance in working with people as a team and learning something out of my comfort zone.
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To prepare more duty, you need to straight up all your schedule and do all important duty to do.
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I have become involved with several equipment design projects that eventually went into production.
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I have been doing 3d modelling and learning other programs such as photoshop, revit, 3ds max.
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My current job has allowed me to be able to oversee projects that also draft. It has given me the ability to do a thorough bill of materials so that I can be able to handle doing a quote for a job which includes material, labor and engineering time.
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I sketched a babystroller with no idea how to start it but I eventually begin sketching parts and then assemblying them into the final project.
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Able to research and apply CAD Drafts to project proposals.
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I have worked for Boeing for 3 years all together. Working at Boeing as a single father and a student was extremely challenging. I was either sacrificing time with my family or up really late completing homework. I was offered team lead for a while at Boeing as well for my efforts. Enjoying the position and leadership role, I maintained that position for the remainder of the projects set forth. I also, was awarded a recognition award through three managers of the 777.
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Will try to do revit and microstation.
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I studied sketch up, photoshop and MS office. So I believe I can do more work than just simply stick with cad.
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I have also worked with programs like civil 3d and autocad architecture and I am familiar with going to job sites.
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I also draw by free-hand.
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Surely, I prepare myself to learn about other things outside the drafter.
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In my recent job experience I have learned how to handle more than just one objective at a time using time management and planning.
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I Have 6 year experience as a drafter and in that time I learn many things and do work of civil structure and convert the design in autocad. Uto cad is just a source to create a design which is developed in your mind without using pen pencil and consume time.
Question 3 of 23
Do you plan on continuing your education as a drafter?
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I am currently in a BSME degree program.
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No, I want to expand my horizon as a architectural technologist and learn new skills and assets to achieve my goals.
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Yes, I do plan on continuing my education as a drafter/designer.
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Yes I have continuing my education as a drafter.
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Yes of course.It will be useful and helpful to continue study in this field.
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From now onwards, my experience is my education.
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Yes I actually plan on becoming a mechanical engineer with a concentration in biomedical devices.
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Of course, I want to be the best drafter.
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Yes, in ways of involving myself through projects experience.
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Yes, I have always wanted to be a drafter and also to work as one. I thought it was very interesting to be able to create an "outline" of an object that can be actually created.
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Yes, In the near future I plan on taking classes to obtain my bachelors degree in engineering.
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Yes I continue bcoz to become a good engineer firstly you have to become a gud drafter.
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Yes.Education make Life Better..
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Yes, I am planning on taking evening classes in fall.
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Be great for employer to keep up on the latest versions of CAD to learn.
Question 4 of 23
What do you enjoy the most about being a drafter?
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The most part are when you have no idea and they are telling you how it goes.
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I enjoy being able to design something with my own touch.
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I enjoy the challenge of working our difficult modeling problems.
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Drawing and working with computer.
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I thoroughly enjoy being able to see my drawing go from a concept/drawing to a place/item that is used or being lived in. Basically seeing something go from nothing to something of importance.
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Being able to create shapes and things from thin air.
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Creating different drawings.
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I enjoy doing a drawing and working on computer.
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Getting to work on different types of projects.
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Definitely the final product. Putting all your hard work into a project and seeing it to specification with no errors is a great feeling.
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Why they should hire you.
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Drafting is like giving a soul and body to our imagination.
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I enjoy the variation of parts.
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Become a drafter, I learned the meaning of patience and how vitally important accuracy.
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I enjoy working drawing residential and commercial projects.
Question 5 of 23
Do you enjoy collaborating with others?
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Yes, sharing others is good idea, they can create a lot of new ideas.
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I enjoy working with others in a team environment.
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Yes, it allows you to bounce ideas off of each other and learn from each other.
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Yes, collaborating with others has taught me many things when being open to ideas, suggestions, and constructive feedback. I believe we can only take progress from constructive management. In my current position at Boeing, collaborating with QA, management, and other aerospace mechanics are part of my daily duties.
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You have no idea how much I love collaborating with my co workers.
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Yes the more ideas flowing in a room leads to better stuff.
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I very much enjoy collaborating with others, due to the fact that two ideas are better than one and you can brainstorm off each other to make an even better project.
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Yes. Its a Good Relation. Collaborating with other we Learn More.
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Yes, I know that team work is important and also to have others check each others work.
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Yes with other drafters and process engineers.
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Teamwork project help me to improve myself in order to interact with environment.
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Yes, because two heads think better than one. Team player.
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Yes because a company can grow faster when employees are working as a team.
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Yes, it introduces me to new ideas and methods I may have not heard of beforehand and it broadens my perspective on others thought processes.
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I thoroughly enjoy working with others. Team efforts are the best.
Question 6 of 23
What design did you have the most difficult time with? What made it difficult?
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A 3D design that had been drafted in 2D and needed to be brought into 2D. It was difficult because there was a lack of time, so I had to work overtime to get the job completed on time.
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Assembly, coz you need to do it step by step and it takes time to figuring out and lot of task.
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Controlling the transitioning between two different profiles.
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Building my first babystroller. It was difficult since I had no info to go by and I had to figure everything out as I sketched. It was rather advanced design/drafting work for me which it eventually became fun.
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Group work when our resources were limited.
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Well, we had an instructor leave in the middle of Architecture. Following that we had a substitute for a few weeks. The lack of guidance not only hurt me, but also the entire class. We picked up as well as we could but we would have liked to have had a professor who was really there for us.
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3d, not so much experience.
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All that I can think of is the part when I first started. I did have a hard time to comprehensive the theories.
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A spherical part that only had spherical radii dimensions and several extrude cuts.
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A four-storey building, because it was that high.
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Design drawing aligmentsheet, because drawing alimentsheet make you must have extra accurate.
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The design I did in college of a three story office building was the one I had most difficulty with. This was only because I had not done anything of this sort before, but as time went on I figured out ways to make it easier from my point of view so I would struggle as much.
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Not Any Design for me Difficult...Design then Difficult. If there are no any base of design.
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I once measured by hand and drew a pulley as an bonus project and it was difficult because I had to do all the measurements and sketches by hand without any other help or pre determined measurements or instructions.
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3-D dimensional Building.
Question 7 of 23
Do you enjoy working with other drafters, and sharing work, when needed?
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Well I figured it would be to my advantage to know the required programs an engineer is required to know and it has helped me especially in my Statics&physics class.
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Yes, always a way to learn from other employees.
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Yes I like to do work with other drafters and sometime also share my work with them.. to groom my skills and learn new techniques.
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Yes - sharing work is a plus as I get to see others work.
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Yes, because different person have different skills. So, we can share our skills.
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Yes, it helps me learn more on what I can improve as well as help others.
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I don't mind working in a team as far as sharing if it's required then I don't mind.
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Yes, I think team work is an important part of most jobs.
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Yes, I am a team player willing to encourage and push.
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Yes, I enjoy working with other drafter if needed.
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Yes I do I like to work as a team.
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Yes. I am good team player in drafting work when it is needed. I am happy to do all the best to finish my part well and make other team mates work easily. I am good listener and can express myself clearly. I will try the best to make the goal of the team.
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Yes, of course. I will share my work and also I will accept the work from others if needed.
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26. What is an ortographic drawing.
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Yes I am a team player and a learner. I would like to share my knowledge for development of the organisation.
Question 8 of 23
When have you had a dispute with an engineer? What was the disagreement, and how did you two resolve the issue?
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He would want something done now. We way the options of what is more of a prioirity.
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We sat down and discussed it, walked through each others thought process on the issue, and then came to a unified conclusion.
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Well, Idid a drawing plan and the engineer didn't want to follow my rules but I was sure of my work because I care about the people's safety but we talk closely and solve it.
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No, I don't have any dispute with an engineer in my career up till now.
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When an engineer is asking for more than what is needed. In the end, they are the engineers and they should be followed.
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Differences of opinion tend to happen. Most people do not see things the same way. Having the ability to communicate and talk through the difference of pinions is vital.
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I would pull the engineer to the side and talk to see if we can fine a common ground for an agreement.
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I don't have a dispute with a engineer. I have to talk about the view.
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I don't have a dispute with a engineer. I have to talk about the view.
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Yes I had an argument with fellow engineer in a college project. It was about the design consideration of the project. Disputes help to know the perspective of the other person. He misunderstood the purpose of design, so I explained to resolve the issue.
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I havn't gotten into that part yet.
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When I was assembling, we had difficulties putting a fifth wheel on a chassis with multiple trucks. I explained something must have changed in the design of the fifth wheel, or the chassis. We had to take multiple measurements to verify the problem and discovered the tolerance for the fifth wheel assembly was off. We had to try multiple assemblies on each chassis to find the one that would fit the varience of each chassis.
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Work on a solution to the problem and check it with a supervisor.
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I've never had a dispute. If there are questions regarding calculations or something needs to be looked into, I will do what I can to support the designer.
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There was times at Uni working in groups where I worked with architectural engineers and we had difference of opinions over design decisions. it was resolved by considering the engineering information and how this could be integrated into a design solution and also by both parties respecting each other's opinion ultimately. Working as a team - not about me/you but about reaching solution.
Question 9 of 23
When did you discover your specialty? Why did you choose this area of drafting?
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When I graduated from high school, my father opened my mind on civil engineering career, that's when I when to school of civil engineering. Since then I develop my design and drafting skill.
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I discovered my specialty in my last semester of the EDDT program. The use of CadWORX has peaked my interests in Process Piping Drafting to new heights. The program has made me realize how much I enjoyed using it and my enthusiasm levels spiked/
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It is something that always came naturally to me, and is something that I really enjoyed. I started in 8th grade when I had to design a wooden car that would be powered by CO2
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I am design engineer. To be successful with this career one should be a good drafter.
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I started out as a graphic designer and I decided to go to the next level of deign. In graphic you have to plan before you can design and the same thing has to happen before you can design as a drafter.
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As a teen I always fancied beautiful homes and making them look good which inclined me more towards this field.
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I have loved architecture for as long as I can remember. I like manipulating space and solving problems that others find impossible. Space that functions as intended is success. Space that functions AND creates comfort and pleasure is beyond super success. Structural and architectural drafting is like minus. In that it provides predictable understanding and has a fluidity that is reassuring.
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I have not chosen a specialty because I have never had a drafting position. I have excelled in all of my drafting courses in school which has made it difficult to chose a single one that I am good at.
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I discovered this during my first year of drafting in vocational technical school. I immediately excelled past the rest of the class, leading me to SkillsUSA.
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Since I kid I love drawing.
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I will always interested this type of jobs.
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Well, because in my professing drafting is really important and a must. I choose this are of drafting because it is the simplest way of drafting and it is not so much complicated for me.
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My relative friends are here thats why I choose this area for drafting.
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Unsure.... For the satisfaction of a job well done.
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When I was doing assignment for energy management I discover to like to draft. I like to explore my area of imagination thinking.
Question 10 of 23
If I saw your home office right now, what would it look like?
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It would look simple and neat. Everything would be where I would need it to be. I prioritize the organization by function first rather than aesthetics.
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A desk with my high-end computer capable of running CAD programs efficiently, a few creations of mine that I have done with 3D printers, an architectural ruler, and a few sheets of graphing paper.
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My desk has a stack of important papers on one side and my printer on the other with a larger open space in the center.
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Hello sir, I am looking for job from your of organization.
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It would be a 20X20 office space with a drafting board and computer.
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Books, computer and engineering tools, like pensil, roller and etc.
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You would see my desk organized, a printer on the right corner.
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My home office is just a room in my home. Simple as a desk with a computer and books on the side.
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A few textbooks a laptop and a mouse haha.
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You would see an organized desk, with a all in one computer set up and pictures of my children.
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My lap top is my office... Its a lot of knowledge items in.
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I think if I have home office, it would be clean, calm, nice, and teady, with lots of papers and projects.
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Nothing much like real office.
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Lots of computers, drawing tools, sketches, notebooks, books, and sadly not very organized at the moment,
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Well organized, each item arranged at the appropriate place.
Question 11 of 23
Our drafters must know this industry very well, how have you gained experience and insight into this industry?
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I feel that I have a good feel on the industry. I know what it takes to complete a project to satisfaction of the requirements set.
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I have worked with this industry for some time while in school.
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I am willing to learn all sorts of related knowledge. As many as possible.
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I have no experience working in the manufacturing industry but I have several friends who are machinists that have explained basic manufacturing processes to me.
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I would say I know this industry well, due to my family all have building or architecture backgrounds.
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Its a Big industry. Its work not off till World Last day...
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Starting off in a entry level position.
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I know the foodservice industry the best since I have the most experience in it and am always curious to learn.
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Yes, oil and gas has its own up and downs if you are really talented you can survive.
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Yes they should. And I have good experience with buildings as I have been working as a forman.
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Nation development also depends on drafters quality.
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I feel that in order for a drafter to be at its full potential he/she should know as much as possible about their work industry. As for myself in my current industry, I know more than enough to make everyone happy and satisfy with my work.
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My experience in drafting, particularly in architecture and structure would allow me to insight any job related.
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I have used all the resources available to me. With the internet today there are many training videos that will help walk you through the more detailed designs that you may have to create.
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I don't have experience about this field.
Question 12 of 23
If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?
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Being under appreciated like my job is not an important part of getting a job completed.
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I enjoy being a drafter. I cant say I disliked any portion of the process.
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If there are things that I cannot draw.
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Hmm I might have to say working on a huge job for a long time .
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Mainly the dimensioning of parts.
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Working hours, deadlines.
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I wouldn't say I dislike anything about being a drafter, do I find it hard at time yes, but those are the times I learn to improve myself for the company and my future as a drafter.
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A Good Approved Final design..Make Reagain.
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Sitting in a chair for long periods of time.
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Drafting can be a bit too tedious at times if a lot of detail is involved.
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Don't have too much chances to prove themselves.
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In my guess, probably the result not fulfill the client request.
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The fact that is not a skill that is well appreciated by others, and its largely underestimated.
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Some times it's boring when there's no work to do.
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Sometimes you want to have a hand in physically making what you are designing, rather than just creating it on a computer and letting someone else make it real.
Question 13 of 23
Tell me about your education. What was your favorite course and why?
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4 years in architectural school and use for my clients in my design work.
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My training and education is two and a half years at idaho state university and three years with scientech. My actual on the job hands-on experience was tremendous for learning a system and the proper application of drafting standards.
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1 1/2 years in CAD at SCC.
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I used Rhino for 2.5 years at University, coupled with a year of SolidWorks, taking design classes featuring each program extensively. After I graduated, I picked up AutoCad Inventor on my own.
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I've had a number of trainings attended and all of them enhances my knowledge with regards to practical works and to more efficient while performing my task.
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Giving me an advance technique and applying on my job.
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I took CAD courses at Community College of Philadelphia in order to update and upgrade my architectural CAD drafter skills in 2012. I took course work in Introduction to Design and Construction, CAD Basics, Digital Rendering in Documentation and Construction, and Revit Architecture after I took on the job CAD training beginning in 1995 since I did mostly some drafting work and office duties from 1991 to 1995.
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I was mainly trained in Solidworks and Autocad I do have a decent amount of experience in Inventorand Autocad architecture.
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3 years at a vocational school.
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3 years at a vocational school.
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I obtained my training at Vatterott College in kansas city. We had classes to teach us different types of drafting such as mechanical, civil, and architectural.
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Associates degree.And at home practice.
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I have had 2 semesters of AutoCAD and 2 semesters of Pro/E classes and have machine tool certificate.
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I did a typical gas plant 2d and 3d.
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It was good training and I gain pretty much experience from it.
Question 14 of 23
What are your short- term career goals?
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Want to be designer.
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My career goals are to develop and advance as a drafter.A long term goal would be to continue my education and pursue an engineering degree.
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Be good at what i'm doing.
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I have what it takes to solve problems and do the job.
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My career goals are to develop and advance as a drafter.A long term goal would be to continue my education and pursue an engineering degree.
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I want to be designer engineer.
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I am a mechanical engineering graduate and has knowledge in auto cad design perhaps I can perform much well in rather than a normal auto cad operator only because I had an engineering background already.
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I want to pursue an engineering career but I wanted first to develop my skills as a draftsman.
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What are the greatest weakness?
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My career goal is to become a registered and licensed architect after I complete the associate degree in CAD at CCP then transfer those credits to Drexel University to complete my bachelor degree down there. Also, I did not have an art studio after I moved to King of Prussia, but I am planning to open one someday not only as a freelance artist while I focus on painting and drawing to keep my artistic skills in shape. That will be my career goal.
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I want to design medical devices that can positively affect a persons life.
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To get as much money as possible.
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My career goals are to one day be able to design something and then be able to go out and manage the team that builds as well.
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To be on a design team to create all shapes and sizes for customers to build.
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I would like to continue my career in design/drafting and hopefully retire in this field.
Question 15 of 23
What makes you a better drafter than the next person?
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I believe that I can be better than the other next guy is that I am a detailed oriented CAD drafting person with experience, patience, and in the name of maturity where I can handle the stress of this job requires me to do it just as make sure that I get the work done on time.
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My personality is perfection and I make less mistakes where other people work may work faster but make far more mistakes.
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Ill improve my speed and accuracy.
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Skill wise I honestly wouldnt know how well trained this other fellow is but I am very meticulous in my work and strive to do the best of my ability.
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I would say im a better drafter than the next guy do to my hard work ethic, my drive to never give up, my availability, and my need to always want to learn more.
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I am good but there will always be someone out there that is very good .
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I always work hard to make sure the job gets done correctly the first time and have a diverse background in design.
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Maybe my passion. My insistence. And my hard works to succeed.
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I do have courage to learn new things and I can thinks the way to solve problems even on difficult time.
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Quirk and nineteens in work.
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That I care for what I do, and that I am willing to go the extra mile.
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My experience, honesty, my collaboration with others and attendance.
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Working with CAD doesn't really seem like a job to me. You tell me that I am going to get paid to sit at my computer and create things all day that will eventually be manufactured and be put in to use on a submarine. That's something I find fun and would strive to do my best at.
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I try to be more accurate a much as possible.
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Efficiency, attention to detail, accuracy, knowledge of cad software, experience, no fear!
Question 16 of 23
Tell me about your biggest mistake during a draft. How did you correct it?
User-Submitted Answers
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Missing easy and obvious mistake by going to fast. By slowing down and reviewing a drawing counterclockwise. Going clockwise forces me to slow down.
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Had the foundation offset from the walls. Once I noticed it it was easy to fix in Revit.
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Not correct a layout.
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Ask my friends and draw it again.
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Read a book and check the size correct.
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Not correct size... Just draw new one from scratch.
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Forgot to doublecheck working unit; opened new part, copied in the messed up part without unit specs and corrected any remaining dimensions.
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Follows my own style.
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One of the most common biggest makes I make were I must be able to make sure that the drawings being asked to be incorporated into CAD design, because it is my responsibility to make sure that all lines of communications are in order to conceive with clarity on architectural projects.
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Read the wrong dimension. If possible will modify it, if not redo.
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During one of my finals about a year or so I drew something at the incorrect precision but didnt realize it till I was making my sheet, but I went back into the sketch and corrected the wrong line and updated my views.
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The software made the error.
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My biggest mistake during a Draft had to be making the elevation of the second floor to high. By recognizing my mistake I was able to go back into my program and change the elevation along with the things on that level of the design.
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Camera view in a 3-D project. Needed help from someone to correct it.
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One time I made a material change that was not cosmetically acceptable, we missed the area visible to the customer in our pilot build. We reversed the change and learned from the mistake.
Question 17 of 23
What are you passionate about, outside of this career?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am interested and passionate about taking painting and drawing classes. I took those classes at Fleisher Art Memorial, Main Line Art Center, and Wayne Art Center. Also, I usually go to the Philadelphia Art Museum, Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, and the art galleries in Old City and Chestnut Hill.
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I used to scanned things and print it to 3d printing.
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I am passionate about designing. I keep observing the design of things that I come across during my day. For instance I try to observe a relation between the nose of a pen cap its design with that of an air craft, or a sports bike etc.
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Guitar, if can I would like to travel the world.
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On my free time I really enjoy skateboaring at centennial regional park up the street and making cool small obstacles to skate with my friends.
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I am passionate about showing my kids there is always a way to better yourself.
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My Family. Also, I was a stone mason for 19 years that I have a passion with.
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Traveling, metal detecting, playing sports.
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I have lots of hobbies. And I'm trying to be good with all of them.
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I do love designing field. In that way I be able to impress myself.
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Learning about various things such history, science, engineering, the world.
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Reading, traveling and playing soccer.
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Being a volunteer firefighter. You get to save lives and property and it is a thankless job. I do it because it is something I enjoy, and I get to help people at the same time.
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Passionate about drawings travelling etc.
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My children, taking care of past generations, recycling, preservation of resources, recycling, creating spaces that endure the test of time.
Question 18 of 23
How do you stay focused on your work throughout the day?
User-Submitted Answers
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I was able to stay focused on to be on the same page with the architectural team to work on specifications, construction documentation, to work on the design aspects of the buildings that needs to be revised and edited for any other drawings, and mostly importantly I was able to get in touch with other drafters and architects to go over front elevations, roof framing, and windows in the name of architectural design.
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Prioriotize the ones that need most concentration and do no brain job in the evening.
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I stay focused on my work throughout the day by setting a plan on what I need done and by what time I need these task completed.
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Try to enjoy what I do and stay positive.
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Because I am passionate about what I do and set goals each day of how much work to get done.
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Time saving and perfect drafting.
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Indeed when I start working I forget the world outside my job. So I become in job world which is completely different.
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Keep my mind straight to the target and surely to take a break.
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I actually have a difficult time staying focus for long periods of time, so I like to research, and read about things that I need to be working on, while I am working on it.
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I always try to be connected to my job assignment daily. And try to be less distracted as much as possible.
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I know the work I do is important, and if I mess up there can be dire consequences. I try to keep myself from being distracted, and if I find myself getting distracted I go do something else for a few minutes, then come back and refocus.
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Taking short brakes after every 2 hours or 3
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Drinking water, taking breaks, changing tasks, classical music, breathing technics.
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I prefer to have a list of tasks that I can use to show myself making progress through the day. This also allows me to challenge myself by attempting to create longer lists everyday and accomplish more in the same period of time. I also stay focused by allowing myself the chance to stop thinking for a few minutes and let my brain cool down. I have found that if I work at a project constantly for more than a few hours without taking five minutes to recharge I will start to make mistakes.
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The drawing they give it to you.
Question 19 of 23
Can you do layouts on your own?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I can do the layouts of architectural plans based on floor plans on each floor from the foundation to the roof, cross sections, front and side elevations, and structural designs in wood, cement, or steel.
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Yes I can also ad gd&t callouts.
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Yes I can create a layout on my own.
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Yes, if I have enough information of what is needed.
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I think its early to say yes.
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Sure. I have done before.
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I am not sure I fully understand the question.
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Yes, I can do layouts on my own.
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No, the only experience that I have at the moment is in the classroom. I believe that I will be able to quickly learn how to complete layouts on my own but I am not ready to complete layouts without supervision at this time.
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I can. I have designed several layouts for projects that were just for fun.
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Yes, but still need the engineering supervision.
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I need to be retrained on this, but with m previous experience, and my ability to learn quickly. I can be doing layouts in a very short time.
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Yes and I can adjust to company standards of layouts.
Question 20 of 23
Why did you go to technical school to be a drafter?
User-Submitted Answers
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The reason why I went to CCP in 2012, because I was laid off after architectural company was closed in 2009 due to the economic downturn of 2008. This made me realized that I had to update and upgrade CAD skills in order to sell my job skills to renter back into the architectural field as the housing market continues to improve in this economy.
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Because technical is a good training and good starts.
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To expand my views on what kind of job that I could do.
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Well I figured it would be to my advantage to know the required programs an engineer is required to know and it has helped me especially in my Statics&physics class.
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I went to technical school to be a drafter to some day own my own business with my uncle designing houses and building them together for the community.
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Spent 20 years in the construction field and want to use my knowledge to use my brain.
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Because I am a detail oriented person and I enjoy seeing the finished product of my work being used in the industry.
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Because I think its the fastest way and give me much more experience.
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At the first, drafting just as a hobby then I find myself would be great drafter if I put commitment on it.
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Because its the one with the most friendly schedule, and the teachers were more supportive.
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It was necessary to me as a civil engineering technician.
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I did not go to technical school, my parents did not let me because they thought I would get a better education at a public high school. I wanted to go to a technical school for drafting, so once I started high school I took all the design classes that they would let me.
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I was interested in mechanical engineering so the drafting is good option to start your career as product design engineer.
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Because I like hands on job.
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Drafting is calculated. There is very little ambiguity. It takes creativity and art and makes it tangible, understandable space.
Question 21 of 23
Would you consider yourself more creative, or technical minded?
Question 22 of 23
Tell me about the most complicated schematic drawing you have had to create.
User-Submitted Answers
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It was a civil drawing and I am not yet a civil person.
Question 23 of 23
What area of drafting are you most interested in - Architectural, Civil or Mechanical?

About CAD Drafter

November 2nd, 2016

Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.

Employment of drafters is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. Although drafters will continue to work on technical drawings and documents related to the design of buildings, machines, and tools, new software programs are making the work more efficient, thus requiring fewer workers. Competition for jobs is expected to be strong.

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