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?
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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. ___

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Paul Turvill wrote:

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'. ;)
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: 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???
Macleod
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Hey I know what that is !!!!!! Whoooaaaa!!!!!!!
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Tod wrote:

I forgot in my other post, I also like "CAD Technician". This doesn't lock them into anything other than the CAD part.
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Thanks for the input. I also have another question. What is the difference between a Draughtsman and a Draftsman? Why are they spelled differently?
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Draughtsman has its origins in the Queen's English. Draftsman is the Americanized version. They mean the same thing. ___

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Oh Paul
Of course the Queen is English....
Watch out for Lizzy at 3pm....
Alan
On Wed, 24 Dec 2003 10:08:45 -0800, "Paul Turvill"

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says...

I believe the correct spelling is DRAPHTSMON.
thank you
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If your in Jamaica I'ld Imagine :-)~

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snipped-for-privacy@NOSPAMhotmail.com (Tod) wrote:

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.
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(Tod) wrote:

Fowler? I thought it was Webster. Anyone know for sure?
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'xyz' (KerryC) wrote:

You are correct. Webster it is!
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Ha, ha. You should see the looks I get when I say Computerized Facility Management.
It is one of utter confusion.
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we use "whippin boy" here. everyone gives you imput & you are the only one putting it to paper.
The blame comes from every direction.
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Longshot wrote:

Yes...........and the credit goes flying in equal amounts and speed in the opposite direction. ;)
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Draughtsman
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Not in the US.

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'draughtsperson' is more politically correct :)

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