Profession civil drafter

Civil drafters draw and prepare sketches for civil engineers and architects of architectonic projects of different kinds, topographical maps, or for the reconstruction of existing structures. They lay down in the sketches all the specifications and requirements such as mathematical, aesthetic, engineering, and technical.

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Personality Type

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

Knowledge

  • Manual draughting techniques

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

  • 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.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Civil engineering

    The engineering discipline that studies the design, construction and maintenance of naturally built works such as roads, buildings, and canals.

  • CAD software

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

  • Design drawings

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

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

Skills

  • Use CADD software

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

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use manual draughting techniques

    Use non-computerised draughting techniques to make detailed drawings of designs by hand with specialised tools such as pencils, rulers and templates.

  • 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 CAD software

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

Optional knowledge and skills

use geographic information systems render 3d images topography draw blueprints conduct land surveys construction methods advise architects estimate cost of building materials operate surveying instruments draft design specifications create cadastral maps cartography aesthetics building codes 3d modelling design principles design transportation systems apply digital mapping zoning codes architecture regulations make architectural mock-ups liaise with engineers mechanics communicate with construction crews create architectural sketches