FAQs

What is a Draftsman?

As you might expect, draftsmen, or “architectural drafters,” do scale drawings of your future home. They prepare computer aided design and drafting (CADD) drawings, including everything from dimensions to materials and order of operations. In fact, drafters often work with architects to flush out all their ideas on paper. Others worked independently.

What’s the difference between a draftsman and an architect?

-Architects work on buildings we live and work in. Drafters work on the same, but can also be applied to many other areas besides construction and architecture.

-Architects require at least a bachelor’s degree in architecture while draftsmen do not require any formal education.

-Drafters tend to specialize in one area of expertise, like residential homes, while architects work on various project types.

-Architects ensure all plans follow local zoning laws, building codes and fire regulations. A draftsman’s CADD drawings focus on technical details, materials and dimensions.

-The cost to hire an architect is generally more than hiring a draftsman.

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