A short history of me -
From structural and street engineering to comercial buildings to custom home design down to the blue print guy (I guess I moved up from there, not down to there). Most of my career was designing and drafting custom home plans. I started drawing very early and blew off college to work, school was always very dull and extreemly easy. Except english classes were always gibberish to me, hated them. So I learned early my mind works in pictures and numbers, but not words or punctuation. After years working in Fresno, CA at a half dozen places I screwed up personally (whole other story) and had to start over up north where my brother moved to years earlier. Once I found them I settled into an 18+ year career with Lindal Cedar Homes based out of Seattle, although they sell thier homes worldwide. Blew my back up, had 3 operations, titanium installed, no real help.
I've always had the ability to see things in 3D
, which was a plus in the old days of hand drafting. But with the advent of Computer Aided Drafting, any trained drafter can spit out designs in 3D so clients can visualize the design. I wish I had more schooling in hand sketching with color and spelling (haha, not really - I don't care anymore), but I can usually convey an idea quickly with my Post-It-Designs.
3"x3" is a big drawing for me these days.
I think it's been over 7 years since I opened a drafting program. I probably wouldn't even remember how to format a drawing. "Use It or Lose It" is so true. My priorities have also changed over those years, so no biggie.