Thursday, June 9, 2011

What does a CAD Designer do?

What does a typical CAD designer do? The responsibilities of a CAD Designer are the following:

Design 3D models and assemblies in various CAD packages including CATIA V5, UG‐NX, SolidWorks, Pro/E or

Inventor from conceptual designs, reverse engineering layouts, or legacy data.


Activities and duties:

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not

intended to be all-inclusive:

  • Create manufacturing drawings of assemblies and models including GD&T and B.O.M. information
  • Interpreting 2D drawings for conversion to 3D models and assemblies
  • Successfully convert 3D models from one CAD format to another.
  • Create or re‐master new 3D models from conceptual designs
  • Use specialized modules in CAD packages such as FTA, SMD, Piping/Tubing as required
  • Track own progress against bid hours using sources available to ensure project deadlines are met
  • Make decisions concerning personal time management and task prioritization to deliver quality service,

on time and under budget



  • Ability to check manufacturing drawings to determine proper fit and function, correctness and
  • completeness of information
  • Must have strong mechanical aptitude, good reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Data Management and Configuration Management principles
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to function with minimum supervision

1 comment:

  1. hi there , thanks for the info but could you maybe narrow it down abit becasue i would like to know if CAD is the main part of the job? thx


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