Designer with solid model drafting skills including detailed assembly drawings for production from SolidWorks models. Proficient in skill sets for SolidWorks including
- 3D Design
- Configurations/Custom Properties/Design Table
- BOM (Bill of Materials)
- COSMOS, (a stress analysis tool)
Highly experienced draftsman and project designer with over 10 years of experience using AutoCAD in all disciplines including Architectural Design and Landscape Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical Engineering, Store Planning .
Proficient in skill sets for AutoCAD including
- Editing and updating X-referenced drawings
- Layer Management
- Plotting and publishing sheet sets
- Creating details and editing blocks
- Knowledge of building codes
- Calculating dimensions and tolerance for fit and accuracy
- Knowledge of FTP sites
Architectural AutoCAD 2009,2008,2007,2006, AutoCAD versions 12, 13 & 14, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites, SolidWorks 2008, 2009, 2010
- Volunteer for Gulf Restoration Network - Confidential, 2010
- Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity – CREE LED house in Durham, NC 2010 (at present)
Contract Designer 2010
Confidential, Ben Lomond, CA
Successfully completed a contract design project designing an end-cap assembly model complete with parts, assembly-exploded view, drawings, BOM, and an instruction sheet with isometric drawing showing assembly instructions.
- Created new design conceptfor end-cap reducing the size to 5/8” in depth (as opposed to 3 feet), therefore creating more space for display of products. Design has been purchased by Sears, Ace Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware and companies in Australia.
CAD Technician July 2008- April 2009
Confidential, San Jose, CA
Responsible for the preparation and development of floor plans which included space planning, fixture, equipment, and merchandise schemes. Prepared in-house drawing s for new stores’ main sales merchandise, fixture and electrical plans; support area fixture, equipment, and electrical plans; pick-up and electrical plans; electrical details and racking elevations; and cloud and paint sign plans. Prepared drawings for remodels to existing store fixturing, cabinetry, and racking; maintained existing stores’ in-house plans including square footages and section counts. Interpreted construction documents relative to the development of fixture plan. Supplied drafting support using AutoCAD 2009.
Project Designer Nov 2006- April 2008
Confidential, Milpitas, CA
Prepared architectural drawings for commercial construction using Architectural AutoCAD versions 2006, 2007, and 2008. Prepared detailed drawings of architectural designs including plans, elevations, and details for construction projects as specified by the architect.
Publications Coordinator May 2000- May 2006
Confidential, Los Gatos, CA
Desktop Publications – responsible for maintaining all publications within the church environment. Also created HTML formats and maintained the church web site. Computer skills included
- Adobe Creative Suites – includes InDesign, GoLive(html), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
CAD Operator Nov 1995- Feb 2000
Confidential, Mableton, GA
Company designed and fabricated custom aluminum panels for installation on buildings. Drew shop drawings using AutoCAD version 12, 13, and 14 to create fabrication drawings. Used both architectural and structural plans to calculate drawings for the in-house shop.
Contract Draftsman June 1990- May1995
Confidential, Atlanta, GA
Prepared drawings used in civil engineering projects such as highway, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewer control systems. Drawings included working with mechanic, civil, and structural engineers plus landscape architects. Accustomed to working with different disciplines of engineers.
Applied Science in Mechanical Drafting
A. Parks and Recreation Administration
“SolidWorks Enterprise PDM” Technical Seminar , Durham , NC 2010
“SolidWorks User Group” Technical Seminar , Research Triangle Pk. 2010
“SolidWorks 2009/2010” at DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA 2010
“SolidWorks – Drawing and Detailing 2009/2010” at DeAnza College 2010
“Architectural Building Codes” at West Valley College, Saratoga, CA 2009
“SolidWorks 2008” at DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA 2009
Member of : RTP Solidworks User Group
Portfolio of my drawings is available