Some professions that make use of computer-aided design and drafting software include architecture, engineering and interior design. Job seekers with skills in computer-aided design and drafting software may find employment with construction firms, manufacturers or public agencies.
Architects use computer-aided drafting software to design buildings such as residential homes or commercial buildings. The software allows them to work out floor plans and structural elements, as well as make presentations to customers. Interior designers can use the software to create detailed mock-ups to visualize the design before construction begins.
Mechanical engineers use computer-aided drafting to build virtual prototypes of consumer products. Civil engineers use it to design roads and bridges, incorporating landscape geography and utility mapping.