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General Discussion / Re: New here and Asking Advice on Resume
« Last post by ALLAN on November 19, 2019, 02:40:18 AM »
I am similar to you. 23 years of following the projects, not the company. I have themed RV's, depended on who the audience is, so they are not overwhelmed with the extensive experience.
General Discussion / Re: Typical Countersinking Details
« Last post by Oddum on September 30, 2019, 03:13:45 PM »
Is drawing the edges at 45 degrees the norm?
General Discussion / New here and Asking Advice on Resume
« Last post by MechanicalCadder on September 30, 2019, 02:20:03 PM »
Good Day Everyone,
I've been a mech drafter for the past 22 years and have done everything from HVAC design layouts, to Cfan/axial fan/sheet metal manufacturing to process piping, Inventor modelling for astronomical telescope and urainium mining water treatment upgrades.
My question is I am having a tough go trying to make my resume easy for recruiters to read - because of my "bouncing around" in so many different areas of mechanical drafting - many people are at a lose of my background.
I live in Alberta Canada and due to the brutal down turn in the oil industry out here (and the subsequent domino effect) there is very little work. I have been trying my best to move away from the industry into other areas.
I have experience in Inventor, CADWorx, Plant, microstation, Solidworks (hands on only), Revit, autocad mechanical, etc
Any advice on how to make my resume standout and to word it so people can understand that I am a simple mech drafter looking for mech drafting opportunities.
Thanks everyone  :)
General Discussion / Re: Recognizing parts in a manual drafting set.
« Last post by ScottHodges on September 24, 2019, 03:18:49 AM »
The ribbed cylinder us a pen handle, used for holding a variable width nib for dipping in an inkwell The slots allow for a tight interference fit. The washer looking object I am unsure of. Perhaps a spacer from around a compass extension piece: guessing here.
General Discussion / Re: Typical Countersinking Details
« Last post by ScottHodges on September 24, 2019, 02:51:07 AM »
Usually I draw the edges at 45 degrees, flaring out at least 1/4 diameter = 1.5D, but actual installation depends on the shape of the underside of the fastener to be fitted, and the angle of the drill bits available
Document Control / Procore
« Last post by ALLAN on September 15, 2019, 10:32:10 PM »
Had a project recently with document control on procore. Some things good, some things a little annoying.
No ability to upload DWG files to the drawing register was an annoying one.
The OCR to auto scan a PDF for the drawing number and name was on of the good ones.
Advance Steel / About Advanced Steel
« Last post by ALLAN on September 04, 2019, 02:13:20 AM »
A 3D modelling software for steel detailing, design, fabrication and construction. I have only heard of people using it for shop drawing creation.

12D / About 12D
« Last post by ALLAN on September 04, 2019, 02:09:28 AM »
12d Model is a powerful terrain modelling, surveying and civil engineering software package.

It allows quick and high quality production in a wide variety of projects including:

  • Road and Highways
  • Ports and Dredging
  • Land Development
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Rail
  • Mining Infrastructure
  • Drainage, Sewer and Utilities
  • Surveying
  • Oil and Gas
  • Construction
  • Rivers, Dams and Hydrology
  • Environmental

Using 12d Model's screen menus and fast interactive graphics, the user effortlessly moves through a design.

With 12d Model's powerful design capabilities, difficult surveying and civil design tasks can be easily visualized and completed.

12d Model includes a powerful programming language, which allows users to build their own options, from the extensive 12d Model programming library.

The 12d Model software runs on Windows 7, 8.1 , and 10 (including PC Notebooks).

12d Model has been specifically designed for easy use. It is ideal for use at all stages of projects, and is particularly useful for large route selection and corridor studies.

Revit / Revit 2020.1 release -
« Last post by ALLAN on September 02, 2019, 11:18:12 PM »
Some big updates to in the Revit 2020.1 release.

A good Autodesk blog about the updates can be found at:

My favourite update is to "stop asking to attach walls". This Revit feature has been driving us mad for years!

Any of the updates interest you?
Drafting Work Notice Board / Re: Misc. metals detailers
« Last post by SteveB on August 13, 2019, 12:09:36 AM »
I am also interested - please message with more information.
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