Profession architectural drafter

Architectural drafters make drawings of the specifications and ideas provided by architects. They draw architectural drawings using computer-aided equipment and software, or using conventional methods like paper and pen.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Building codes

    The set of guidelines that determine the minimum standards for buildings and other constructions in order to protect public health and safety.

  • Construction legal systems

    The different legal systems and regulations governing construction activities across Europe.

  • Manual draughting techniques

    Techniques used for creating detailed drawings of designs by using specialised pencils, rulers, templates and scales.

  • Construction methods

    The various techniques and methods for erecting buildings and other constructions.

  • CAD software

    The computer-aided design (CAD) software for creating, modifying, analysing or optimising a design.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Zoning codes

    The division of land into zones where various uses and activities are allowed, such as residential, agricultural, and industrial activities. These zones are regulated by legislative procedures and local authorities.

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

  • CADD software

    The computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) is the use of computer technology for design and design documentation. CAD software replaces manual drafting with an automated process.

Skills

  • Use CAD software

    Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.

  • Check architectural drawings on site

    Ensure that the drawings of the architectural project reflect the reality by visiting the construction sites and implementing adjustments.

  • Create technical plans

    Create detailed technical plans of machinery, equipment, tools and other products.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Use CADD software

    Use computer-aided design and drafting software to make detailed drawings and blueprints of designs.

  • Integrate engineering principles in architectural design

    Integrate engineering principles in architectural design under the guidance of engineers from different fields. Integrate electrical, civil, etc. engineering in architectural drafting.

  • Draft design specifications

    List the design specifications such as materials and parts to be used and a cost estimate.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Draw blueprints

    Draw layout specifications for machinery, equipment and building structures. Specify which materials should be used and the size of the components. Show different angles and views of the product.

  • Create architectural sketches

    Create architectural sketches for the design and detail specifications of interiors and exteriors to scale.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare construction documents apply digital mapping coordinate construction activities manage tender processes prepare assembly drawings architecture regulations advise on construction materials estimate budget for interior design plans advise architects provide cost benefit analysis reports create electrical wiring diagram advise on architectural matters use manual draughting techniques communicate with construction crews civil engineering prepare building permit applications topography meet building regulations advise on building matters use measurement instruments develop a specific interior design cartography