I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Architecture, which reflects my wide range of drawing experience; from technical to interpretive, and everything in between.
I have been drawing my whole life and carry a sketchbook with me wherever I go. By the time I got my degree I had 12 years of art classes under my belt. Since then I have continued self educating, mainly in the area of color perception and additive/subtractive color theory. I know the basic techniques and concepts of drawing in general, as well as specialized techniques for specific mediums such as Conte' Crayon, Bamboo Brush, Oil Stick, Ink Wash, and Charcoal Wash to name a few, as well as particular styles of drawing such as technical schematics using Ink on Velum, and Architectural renderings using mixed media that jump off the page.
I have been using AutoCAD for 14 years, starting with version R13 DOS and using every major version since, as well as many "vertical expansion" packages such as CADWorx Steel, Bentley Autoplant, and Civil 3D/Land Desktop Companion. I have a Professional Piping Designer Level 1 certification through the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers, and have worked as a professional Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Architectural, and even Jewelry CAD designer.
Over the years, whenever a new version would come out for AutoCAD, I would learn the new features that came with it. For every command, I learned what all the extra options were for, then I did the same thing for the options menu. I learned how write LISP routines, customize menus and toolbars, and create my own icons with DIESEL macros. External References and Blocks are my specialty, and I know Dynamic Blocks better than most people at Autodesk.
I have done every kind of technical drawing possible, including but not limited to: Axonometric and Isometric Projections, 3-view drawings, Multi-view auxilliary projections, circuit board layouts, Site Plans, all varieties of section and detail drawings from 2D and 3D models, Pipe Flow Diagrams, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Soil Boring Plans, Drainage Plans, Cut and Fill Plans, Foundation Drawings with full rebar layout and count, and architectural elevations including full dimensions, and proper weld symbols where applicable. I am also well versed with CTB (print) files and page setups, smashing 3D models to 2D, binding external references, PDF conversions, and other procedures that accompany a drawing package release.
I even use AutoCAD for non-technical drawings: if it can be done in Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, I can probably do it faster in AutoCAD.
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