- Mechanical drafters prepare plans for machinery and mechanical devices.
- Architectural drafters draw up plans for residential and commercial buildings.
- Civil drafters draw up plans for use in the design and building of roadways, bridges, sewer systems, and other major projects.
- Electrical drafters work with electricians to prepare diagrams of wiring electrical system layouts.
- Electronics drafters also prepare wiring diagrams for use in the making, installing, and repairing of electronic gadgets.
You'll have to learn all these types of software only if you want to land up in design sector. But if you don't want to join design sector, still a little bit of knowledge about at least 1-2 software is advisable. It also adds to your credential while applying for a job, although that job might not be completely design based.
Moreover, it's said that Engineering Drawing is the language of engineering. That's why non mechanical engineering students also need to learn engineering drawing. Similarly, being mechanical, although it's not compulsory, one should try to learn 1-2 of the designing software. It increases your imagination capability of any machine parts.Out of two water bottles, both of same brand, volume, temperature, taste etc. But one of them being slightly distorted in shape...
Which one you'll choose ???
That's it !! Answer to the question.
Learn these things. They'll make you stand apart from other mechanical engineers :)
While drafters work in a number of specialties, the five most common specialization areas are as follows: mechanical, architectural, civil, electrical, and electronics.