Drafters use software such as Autodesk's AutoCAD to prepare 2D and 3D technical drawings. These drawings are used as blueprints to construct products and structures, such as buildings, machinery, toys, microchips, plumbing & electrical systems, vehicles and a host of other manufactured goods. Drafting professionals hold a range of job titles, including engineer, drafter, estimator, designer, modeler, architect and illustrator.
The best AutoCAD drafters combine "right-brain" attributes, such as creativity & spatial relationships, with "left-brain" traits, like mathematics & analytical thinking, to produce designs that are captivating, functional and innovative. Whether your CADD (computer-aided drafting & design) career path lies in civil engineering, architecture or even entertainment (CADD software such as Autodesk's Maya can render stunning 3D animation and special effects), AutoCAD gives you the power to bring your ideas to life.
AutoCAD is the most popular CADD software with the highest overall job-market demand. There are also specialized versions of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products designed for drafters in specific job-roles and industries.
Salaries for drafters and related positions by experience, specialty, industry & AutoCAD certification:
AutoCAD Designer: $51,000
AutoCAD Certified Associate: $52,000
AutoCAD Mechanical Designer: $62,000
AutoCAD Civil 3D Drafter: $63,000
AutoCAD Landscape Designer: $64,000
Autodesk Revit Drafter: $64,000
AutoCAD Structural Designer: $64,000
Autodesk Maya Animator: $65,000
AutoCAD Electrical Engineer: $70,000
AutoCAD Electrical Controls Engineer: $70,000
AutoCAD Piping Designer: $74,000
AutoCAD Instructor: $76,000
AutoCAD Product Design Engineer: $79,000
AutoCAD HVAC Mechanical Engineer: $80,000
AutoCAD Certified Professional: $52,000
Building Information Manager (BIM): $81,000
Autodesk Revit Specialist: $82,000
AutoCAD Project Manager: $84,000
Senior Civil Engineer: $99,000
Lead Electrical Engineer: $127,000
Here in this course, you will get in total of 70 questions which will help you prepare for the AutoCAD interview. You can take these exams as many times as you want and you will have lifetime access to this course. You need to get at least 80% to pass the exam.