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There are distinct differences between a drafter and a designer and understanding that distinction could affect your earning potential and employment opportunities. Drafting is the creation of technical drawings that will be used to construct an object or an element. Drafters are well versed in the use of drafting software and are essential to engineers and architects during the production of design documents. They are responsible for making corrections and changes to drawings that have been reviewed by the design professional. They may also be responsible for printing and collation of drawings. Designers are also skilled drafter, but with additional training in subjects such as mechanical systems, circuit layout, electrical lighting or architecture. These skills allow them to assist the design professional in taking an idea from concept to reality. The designer is often referred to as the CAD coordinator and is responsible for the creation, production and completion... read more

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