common roles of a CAD technician

Hi there im currently studying an HNC in CADD in the UK and use mainly AutoCAD software. Im just wondering what sort of duties a CAD technician carries out. does it
usually involve drafting or programming and maintaining a CAD system.
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mine involves major industustrial construction & maintenance, account & project management, and also sheetmetal cad/cam layout.

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ricky wrote:

roy is self employed. the sky is the limit. how ambitious are you?
from what little I have seen, the larger the employer the more focused the job ( the smaller the cubicle ). which is why I am no longer REALLY employable. [ read "marketable" or "would not pass the initial interview" ]
do you ever read Dilbert? color me Wally. coffee included.
programming & maintaining implies some measure of control over your own environment. hope you can find it that way. that would be a "sweet job". like the one I made for myself.......
the down side is that the guys in the tiny cubicles get to work on bigger jobs. faster toys. all the BS that goes with it.
good luck, by the by.
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ricky wrote:

I just drive the machine.....programming and maintenance is the 'IT' guys job.
Working for a smaller company is a bonus for me as it brings in a variety of work in the petro-chemical industry. Anything from site visits for measure-ups/as builts through to cross country pipelines, pressure vessels and structural steel (frame, platforms etc.)
"The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades...."
Good luck Brian NZ
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In architecture a CAD technician usually works with the architect helping draft all of the details, schedules and component drawings for a building but the job can extend to visiting sites, doing meetings, meeting consultants, if fact everything the architect does if youre good enough. CAD technicians dont usually touch the workings of the CAD machine or computer programing - most firms have a dedicated IT bloke for that.
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thanks everybody for the feedback
im more involved with the architectural side of CAD but im thinking about maybe trying other disciplines, like engineering or electrical & mechanincal CAD design. I suppose the sky is the limit, like roy said!
thanks again
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Remember...Autocad, and teh rest are just glorified pencils.

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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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ricky wrote:

After you read the "Rules for engineers dealing with drawing office staff" from website below, you will know where you stand. http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.cad.microstation/browse_frm/thread/3b8fecb9744c6c82/c297b329b4c4bafe?lnk=st&q=rules+for+engineers+dealing+with+drawing&rnum=1&hl=en#c297b329b4c4bafe
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