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Don F.

Emphasis in AutoCAD 2013, drafting theory, mechanical, architecture

Austin, TX (78727)

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Don F.

I am a graduate of Austin Community College in 1999 with an Associate of Applied Science, Engineering Design Graphics.
Currently I am an Adjunct Faculty at Austin Community College in the same program I graduated from, teaching "Intro to CAD" and have been there since 2004.
I also work full time using CAD in the engineering department of The Lower Colorado River Authority. I have been with this company since 2001.

Past CAD experience includes Lead CAD Design for PointOne Telecommunications from 2000 to 2001 (Company bankrupt).
Also CAD Design for Schiff & Associates Security Consultants from 1997 to 2000. My AutoCAD job experience covers electrical schematics and also dealing with structural engineering drawings.

Before entering into my drafting career, I spent 20 years in the restaurant business and I hold an Associate's degree in the Culinary Arts. I spent a lot of time traveling, opening restaurants and training the entire kitchen staff. When my son was born I went back to school to get a degree in drafting and was able to have weekends off and could spend more time raising my son.

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With over 14 years of AutoCAD experience, I am able to teach the following:

Prepare orthographic/multiview drawings using miter line construction techniques employing line conventions and line weights that comply with the ASME standard.

Prepare technical drawings with AutoCAD requiring students to set units, limits, layers, and utilize the tools of AutoCAD’s Draw, Modify, and Dimension toolbars.

Print CAD drawings to the scale and sheet sizes specified. Create AutoCAD dimension styles that comply with the ASME standard and fully dimension multiview drawings.

Add dimensions that comply with accepted industry standards to architectural drawings.

Draw section views of machine parts using AutoCAD techniques complying with the ASME standard.

Prepare isometric, pictorial drawings of machine parts utilizing AutoCAD.

Create, insert and edit blocks with AutoCAD.

Prepare multi-sheet working drawings for machine assemblies that comply with the ASME standard.

Utilize AutoCAD to prepare multi-sheet working drawings (floor plan and elevations) for a small residential project.

Create a block library of architectural symbols in one drawing and insert the blocks into a different drawing using AutoCAD’s Design Center.

Create 3D models of machine parts utilizing the tools located on modeling, View, Orbit, and Visual Styles toolbars.

setting up and printing drawings from paper space layouts.
creating and scaling paper space viewports. Creating, inserting, and editing attributed blocks.

Rotating a drawing by creating named views and named User Coordinate Systems (UCSs).

Understanding basic concepts of drawing electronic schematics.

Creating, inserting, and editing simple dynamic blocks.

Working with external references.
Understanding basic concepts of creating civil drawings.
Creating and using annotative scales.
Creating multileader styles and inserting multileaders.
Creating table styles and inserting and populating tables.
Creating drawing template files, and basing new drawings on drawing template files.

Understanding basic concepts of creating architectural drawings, including floor plans, elevations, section views, foundation plan.
Understanding basic concepts of drawing a mechanical assembly.
Creating and using a custom scale.

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Don will travel within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78727.

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