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Draughtspersons prepare technical drawings, maps and illustrations from sketches, measurements and other data, and copy final drawings and paintings onto printing plates.
Tasks include -
(a) preparing and revising working drawings from sketches and specifications prepared by engineers and designers for the manufacture, installation and erection of machinery and equipment or for the construction, modification, maintenance and repair of buildings, dams, bridges, roads and other architectural and civil engineering projects;
(b) operating computer-aided design and draughting equipment to create, modify and generate hard-copy and digital representations of working drawings;
(c) operating digitizing table or similar equipment to transfer hard-copy representation of working drawings, maps and other curves to digital form;
(d) preparing and revising illustrations for reference works, brochures and technical manuals dealing with the assembly, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of machinery and other equipment and goods;
(e) copying drawings and paintings onto stone or metal plates for printing;
(f) preparing wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation and repair of electrical equipment in factories, power plants and buildings;
(g) creating detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods and other engineering information;
(h) arranging for completed drawings to be reproduced for use as working drawings.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Draughtsperson
- Technical illustrator
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Cartographer - 2165
- Surveyor - 2165

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