How do you spell draftsman?

What is the proper way addressing a Draftsman? I'm trying to figure out the
title and how it's spelled
-Draftsman
-Draughtsman
-Drafter
-Drafting Specialist
-CAD Operator
Which are good and which are not?
What other titles can be applied?
Reply to
Tod
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Depends on where you live. In our neighborhood, "drafter" is the preferred title. I tend to dislike "CAD Operator" because too many of those folks know a little bit about computer software and nothing about drafting. ___
Reply to
Paul Turvill
I'd give a similar answer. IMO, a 'CAD operator' knows how to run AutoCad/Microstation or whatever application. He does not necessarily know anything about 'drafting'.
I think the title would/should depend on what you expect from the person. A CAD Operator's duties would likely be limited to things requiring CAD skills but not necessarily much else. Maybe 'CAD Draftsman/Draughtsman'? I've never seen it used, but it may be appropriate. If their duties include any design, then maybe designer.
Based on my experience, as Paul suggested, many degreed CAD operators are not qualified to make drafting decisions. They can do some of the work, but need much guidance in making drafting decisions.
You'd be amazed at the looks I get from some people when I say 'orthographic projection'. ;)
Reply to
TomD
I forgot in my other post, I also like "CAD Technician". This doesn't lock them into anything other than the CAD part.
Reply to
TomD
Thanks for the input. I also have another question. What is the difference between a Draughtsman and a Draftsman? Why are they spelled differently?
Reply to
Tod
Draughtsman has its origins in the Queen's English. Draftsman is the Americanized version. They mean the same thing. ___
Reply to
Paul Turvill
Oh Paul
Of course the Queen is English....
Watch out for Lizzy at 3pm....
Alan
Reply to
Cadalot
Due to that man Fowler, I believe, who decided to simplify the spelling of English (in America, that is), so he went through the language and did just that - removed what 'he' considered to be unnecessary letters.
Nothing whatsoever to do with the present President of the United States, whatever anyone on this side of the Atlantic might think :-))
Compliments of the season to you.
Reply to
B. W. Salt.
Fowler? I thought it was Webster. Anyone know for sure?
Reply to
KerryC
Ha, ha. You should see the looks I get when I say Computerized Facility Management.
It is one of utter confusion.
Reply to
Black Knight
You are correct. Webster it is!
Reply to
B. W. Salt.
: > Depends on where you live. In our neighborhood, "drafter" is the preferred : > title. I tend to dislike "CAD Operator" because too many of those folks : > know a little bit about computer software and nothing about drafting. : : I'd give a similar answer. IMO, a 'CAD operator' knows how to run : AutoCad/Microstation or whatever application. He does not necessarily : know anything about 'drafting'. : : I think the title would/should depend on what you expect from the : person. A CAD Operator's duties would likely be limited to things : requiring CAD skills but not necessarily much else. Maybe 'CAD : Draftsman/Draughtsman'? I've never seen it used, but it may be : appropriate. If their duties include any design, then maybe designer. : : Based on my experience, as Paul suggested, many degreed CAD operators : are not qualified to make drafting decisions. They can do some of the : work, but need much guidance in making drafting decisions. : : You'd be amazed at the looks I get from some people when I say : 'orthographic projection'. ;) :
First or Third Angle???
Macleod
Reply to
Macleod
I believe the correct spelling is DRAPHTSMON.
thank you
Reply to
Dennis
we use "whippin boy" here. everyone gives you imput & you are the only one putting it to paper.
The blame comes from every direction.
Reply to
Longshot
Yes...........and the credit goes flying in equal amounts and speed in the opposite direction. ;)
Reply to
TomD
I prefer "one of the minor pantheon of CADD gods." (not that I've EVER been refered to that way, myself, of course.) Hehe
Black Knight wrote:
Reply to
Patrick Pirtle
"draftsperson" -- slightly more PC for the lady folk out there
Reply to
Roarmeister
"Drafter" avoids the gender issue altogether. ___
Reply to
Paul Turvill

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