: Paul Turvill wrote:
: > 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???