computer-aided design operator


Computer-aided design operators use computer hardware and software in order to add the technical dimensions to computer aided design drawings. Computer-aided design operators ensure all additional aspects of the created images of products are accurate and realistic. They also calculate the amount of materials needed to manufacture the products. Later the finalised digital design is processed by computer-aided manufacturing machines that produce the finished product.

Alternative label

  • CADD Designer

  • computer-aided manufacturing equipment operator

  • CAM draftswoman

  • computer aided design draughtsman

  • computer aided design technician

  • computer-aided manufacturing draftswoman

  • computer aided manufacturing operator

  • computer-aided manufacturing drafter

  • CAM technician

  • computer-aided manufacturing technician

  • computer aided design designer

  • CAD design designer

  • 3D CAM technician

  • CAM drafter

  • computer aided drafting and design draftsman

  • computer aided drafting and design technician

  • computer aided designer

  • CAM equipment operator

  • CAM equipment operative

  • computer-aided manufacturing draftsman

  • CAM operator

  • CAD design specialist

  • CAD drafting and design technician

  • CAD draughtsman

  • CAD drafting and design draftsman

  • computer aided design specialist

  • 3D computer-aided manufacturing technician

  • computer-aided manufacturing equipment operative

  • computer aided industrial manufacturing operator

  • CAD design technician

  • CAM draftsman

  • CAID operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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