Segments in this Video

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:05)


Ambrose Kharkongor builds computerized modes of designs created by senior architects to show to clients. He incorporates changes from feedback.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Career Beginnings (01:15)

Kharkongor loved to draw as a child and attended architecture school. In India, computer-aided drawing programs are not provided until the second year.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Keys to Success (02:02)

Experience and knowledge of Revit are essential. Building information modeling allows syncing of information for effective collaboration. Kharkongor discusses how software improves efficiency and tracks changes.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Education and Certification Requirements (01:48)

Employers find certifications beneficial; Autodesk provides certification in Revit. Companies bring in industry professionals to help train employees. Ask specialists what programs they use.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Workplace Atmosphere (01:39)

Kharkongor enjoys working at his firm because coworkers are helpful. There is occasionally weekend work when the firm is under a deadline. Kharkongor travels to the site to take pictures and make adjustments.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:37)

After learning a specific software, try to use it all the time. Choose a project that you admire and try to reach its perfection. Participate in international competition.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: A Day on the Job (02:39)

Kharkongor opens a model in Revit and reads notes and red markings from senior architects. Development design occurs after schematic design is completed. Inform the engineer of any modifications.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Industry Goals and Services (00:56)

Understanding and implementing the client's vision is important. Sometimes a drafter needs to create flow plan sections to show a client.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Industry Challenges (01:26)

Exporting a two-dimensional model is difficult in certain software. Revit is able to export to CAD, but not vice versa.

Computer-Aided Design Drafter: Looking at the Future (00:46)

Robotic construction will come into existence, saving time, energy, and labor.

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Computer-Aided Design Drafter—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a Computer-Aided Design Drafter? In this Career Q&A video interview, Ambrose Kharkongor talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in computer-aided design. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 16 minutes

Item#: BVL169992

ISBN: 978-1-64481-624-0

Copyright date: ©2019

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