AutoCAD Specialist

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Engineering & Architecture Product Design Posted 3 years ago


More than 30 hrs/week
More than 6 months

Start Date

January 5, 2013



We are currently looking for an experienced AutoCAD Designer / Project Engineer for client company.

You must be fully conversant with AutoCAD 2007/2010 and be familiar with the use of X Refs, global co-ordinates and layer states manager and with a minimum of 10 yrs experience.

Typical day-to-day activities and in-demand skill sets for AutoCAD drafters include:

AutoCAD drafters are fluent in one or more Autodesk CADD (computer-aided drafting & design) programs.
AutoCAD drafters create technical schematics and blueprints for the construction of structures and products.
AutoCAD drafters provide measurements, dimensions and notes on the materials needed to complete the project.
AutoCAD drafters coordinate with other employees to obtain technical details, optimize designs, and resolve issues.
AutoCAD drafting pros modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies and limit production problems.
AutoCAD drafting professionals write additional instructions & comments and position them into technical drawings.
AutoCAD drafters need strong communication skills to deal with both technical & non-technical employees and clients.
The best AutoCAD drafters are creative thinkers, with an aptitude for mathematics and a curiosity for how things work.

Hiring managers for AutoCAD drafter positions prefer applicants with training in a recent version of AutoCAD or a specialized Autodesk drafting program, such as Revit Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D or 3ds Max. Depending on the type of position you wish to acquire and your preferred learning style, you can learn AutoCAD drafting in a two-year program at a technical or trade school, as part of an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, or through a post-secondary diploma or certificate program. The AutoCAD subject matter works well with online training programs. Prospective employers may also want to see a portfolio of your completed AutoCAD projects. Most AutoCAD training programs, including those listed below, will review your coursework and help you assemble a professional portfolio and resume. Relevant work experience and drafting certifications will aid candidates in securing a position.

Specific coursework and in-demand skill sets to look for in an AutoCAD drafting education program include hands-on training in AutoCAD technologies, AutoCAD user interface (UI) training, mechanical drawing, knowledge of drafting standards & terminologies, mathematics, science, art and engineering. For industry-specific AutoCAD training programs, Architecture, Building Information Modeling (BIM) & Civic Engineering are currently in the highest demand; that said we recommend you choose the CADD specialty you're most passionate about, as there will always be new job opportunities and hot specialties, but your passion for the subject matter can give you the edge in getting hired as well as more happiness on the job.

Requirements are;
Autodesk Certifications:
AutoCAD 2013† Associate
AutoCAD 2013 Professional
Revit Architecture 2013 Associate
Revit Architecture 2013 Professional
Autodesk Inventor 2012 Associate
Autodesk Inventor 2012 Professional
Revit Architecture 2012 Associate
Revit Architecture 2012 Professional
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Associate
3ds Max 2012 Professional Models to Motion
3ds Max 2012 Professional Surface & Look Development
Autodesk Maya 2012 Associate
Maya 2012 Professional Models to Motion
Maya 2012 Professional Visual Effects and Simulation

American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) Certifications:
ADDA Certified Apprentice Drafter - Architectural
ADDA Certified Apprentice Drafter - Mechanical
ADDA Certified Drafter - Architectural
ADDA Certified Drafter - Mechanical
ADDA Certified Design Drafter - Civil
ADDA Certified Digital Designer - Digital Imaging
ADDA Certified Digital Designer - Visual Communication

Educational Requirements:
To work in this industry, workers need strong foundations in AutoCAD, which can be obtained through certificate, associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs offering a curriculum rich in AutoCAD and CAD-related courses. Programs are offered through many universities and colleges, and in private design and art schools. Typical program courses include AutoCAD I, II and III, ProEngineer, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, drafting, blueprint reading, SolidWorks, industrial manufacturing processes, 3D modeling, rapid prototyping and Unix for CAD users.

Although certification is typically not required for drafters, many find it a useful credential when seeking employment. Drafters who would like to obtain certification can do so by passing the Drafter Certification Test through the American Design Drafting Association. Individuals must show competence in basic drafting concepts to pass the test. An AutoCAD designer can also take the AutoCAD Certified Associate exam to demonstrate his or her proficiency in AutoCAD.


Skills: design, mathematics, training, drawing, science, engineering, prototyping, unix, test

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