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What qualifications does a CAD operator need ?

I want to study engineering at some point. Should I apply for jobs as a CAD operator to get some sort of experience ? Are companies going to be willing to someone who needs training without experience ? I was hoping to be able to study at night for a few years. What do I need to get a job as a CAD operator and get into drafting ? Civil is the desired discipline ? I'm 24 and I have a non engineering degree.

Asked By: George r - 12/29/2007
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well as a engineering designer with a B Eng (Hons) in Engineering and use Catia V5 for a few years, I'm not into civil engineering, but autocad and microstation are the usual ones they use, i consider autocad as mickey mouse compared to unigraphics, pro-e, sdrc and catia, microstation is a version of intergraph which i... More
Answered By: fun gurl - 12/29/2007
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dont know
Answered By: Mikhail A - 12/29/2007
 
Minimum of 5 years AutoCAD and/or Microstation experience... More
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Answered By: anotes - 12/29/2007
 
Sorry. The days of free training as a drafting 'junior` are over. You will not be hired without some competence in the use of the Auto Cad program and basic understanding of the field in which you propose to work. A certificate from a training program is an absolute minimum.
Answered By: Irv S - 12/29/2007
 
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