Paragon Outsourcing clients are located throughout the world, and represent a wide array of cad services and tasks. Therefore, no two projects are the same. Paragon understands that many people may not be overly familiar with the cad outsourcing process. As such the following is a typical outline of the process for a project.
Computer-aided design (CAD) drafters utilize computer-aided design systems to create technical drawings for building construction and product manufacturing. Drafters fill out these drawings with specifications, methods, and codes. Many employers require CAD drafters to have completed at least an associate's degree program. Professional certification can increase advancement opportunities.
CAD drafters create detailed schematics that are utilized in the manufacturing of products and the construction of buildings. These detailed technical drawings incorporate the input of engineers, architects, and surveyors and can specify dimensions, codes, materials, and production methods.
CAD drafters work within different specialities. Architectural drafters prepare structural designs for new construction under the direction of an architect. Civil drafters prepare technical drawings for civil engineering projects, such as bridges, highways, and piping systems. Mechanical drafters create designs for machinery and mechanical devices. Other common specialities include aeronautical, pipeline, electrical, and electronics drafters.
Generally, CAD drafters coordinate the collection of data and incorporate this information into drawings, schematics, and maps. They consult with architects, engineers, surveyors, and workers while preparing and presenting their drawings.
Architectural drafters collect construction site reports, analyze building codes, and make weight, volume, and stress calculations for the materials to be used. They may also layout interiors, draw landscaping, and represent the architect at the construction site.
Civil drafters incorporate data from topographical surveys and geophysical reports to prepare their drawings. They also make calculations for excavation and earth-moving operations and supervise technicians.
Mechanical drafters' designs feature the relationships between various mechanical parts and systems. They create and incorporate mathematical formulas to create component specifications and reproduce their schematics for use within reference materials, such as operations manuals.