AutoCAD® helps drafters to coordinate systems and software to create technical plans. Many architectural, mechanical, and civil engineering firms use AutoCAD®. Here are a few qualities that effective drafters have in common:
- Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
- Cooperative: You are pleasant, receptive, and work well with others.
- Honest: Engineering requires integrity and a good sense of ethics.
- Persistent: Your job requires focus and determination in the face of obstacles.
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Is the AutoCAD® Software provided by Penn Foster Career School or do students have to purchase it?
At no additional cost, you can download a 3-year student version of AutoCAD® from AutoDesk® with your program. Or, you can purchase AutoCAD® software independently of Penn Foster Career School.
What are the AutoCAD® software requirements?
AutoCAD® is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit) with Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP3 or later) with Pentium® 4 or AMD dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended); 6 GB free disk space for installation. (Note AutoCAD® is NOT compatible with Windows Vista®.)
What are some career/education options for engineering drafters?
Engineering drafters work at many different companies, including automotive companies and dealerships, the Department of Transportation, and construction, landscaping, or patenting companies. The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.
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