Gaining Job Training for Freelance CAD Jobs
Getting as much extra job training as possible for freelance CAD jobs is very useful, and can help you get more work as a freelancer. This experience, whether at the basic or the advanced level, is actually a credential for your contract jobs. Even if it’s not a formal qualification, the training is proof of skills.
Examples of Extra Job Training
At all stages and all levels of CAD work, there are options for picking up more skills, if you know where to look. One of the great advantages of working with professional designers is that you’ll get instant comprehension of the idea of doing the extra work, and why you want to do it.
Construction CAD - Detailing
You’re doing basic CAD drafting for a construction job. The job includes both design components and precast fabrication detailing. This type of work is an essential in construction, particularly major construction. The actual CAD work isn’t hard, but it has to be done properly. This CAD work dovetails into things like assembly hierarchies, construction sequences, and other extremely useful skills necessary for doing freelance CAD jobs.
Ask your trainer/employer for the opportunity to do some of the detailing work, and learn the skills. The trainer probably won’t mind having someone else to help with this sort of work, which can involve large amounts of time on the “assembly line” for design teams. You get very valuable, instantly useful skills from this which can be used in any CAD construction job. This is also an opportunity to get experience in 3D CAD modeling, a particularly important part of CAD and a major asset in freelance CAD jobs.
Industrial Design CAD - Assembly and Components
In industrial design, CAD often includes another type of similar work, which is related to components and assembly. This is the nuts and bolts end, literally, of product design. A consumer product, for example, is designed using CAD, and the types of work involved in this process cover the basic CAD design and drafting requirements of almost all areas of product design.
This is a type of CAD planning in which the assembly and components are linked in a 3D model. The entire production process, and all design elements, are involved in this phase. It involves multiple sub-plans and design elements as well as a logical assembly sequence. You can see how useful this type of experience is for working as a freelance CAD designer.
Putting Your CAD Training to Work
These types of experience are particularly valuable. Make a point of familiarizing yourself with the CAD processes like snap together elements and other basic functions in these types of design. You need real fluency to work with CAD efficiently and be productive. You can even practice with your own CAD software until you can do this sort of work to a good professional standard.
As you develop these skills, you’ll also progress through the range of freelance CAD jobs, developing a commercial CAD portfolio and more career credentials.