About

WHAT I AM
-I am a CAD specialist with 15 years of experience in both Solidworks and AutoCAD, in both machine drafting and civil drafting. I have a degree in CAD design, learning the basics in AutoCAD and then specializing in Solidworks. I also offer consultancy services to help "tune up" your CAD team. You can learn more at jakedrawsforyou. com

HOW I WORK
-Reach out me, and we can discuss your project needs. If privacy right are an issue, I'm more than happy to sign an NDA for you. From there we can talk about your idea or needs, and I can write up a game plan and talk about the finer points with you. If the plan sounds good to you, an contract is made and I can get started!

HOW I ACCOMPLISH THE JOB
-I like to segment my work as much as possible, utilizing intelligent CAD practices that allow the system to automate as much busywork as possible. This cuts down your costs and my headaches. In Autocad this means using tools such as Sheet Set Manager, Block Manager, Xref Manager.

AFTER THE JOB
-If similar work with the same standards are needed in the future, I like to take time build what I like to call an Enclosed Cad Environment. This allows me work even more efficiently for you and use more features that automatically check for standard quality. (This can be done in the planning stage, if you wish.)

Contact me today to get started on your project!

Experience

  • CAD Technician DKS Associates · Full-time Mar 2018 – Dec 2020 2 yrs 9 mos Seattle, WA, United States Drawing package setup and upkeep while supporting designers and engineers in their CAD efforts. Introducing and utilizing AutoCAD features to support the CAD team. Troubleshoot CAD problems from network installations and uniformity, final wide format printings. Civil 3D utilization. Graphics and marketing support.
  • CAD Operator Blackmouth Design · Full-time Jul 2015 – Mar 2018 2 yrs 8 mos Bainbridge Island, WA, United States Engineer retail displays based on renderings or sketches.  Create quick models/ renders for customer feedback during design phase. Program in Enroute 5 for routing production.  Operate CNC router to ensure proper parts and fits.
  • Machine Design Engineer HS Die · Full-time Jan 2015 – Jul 2015 6 mos Grand Rapids, MI, United States Created complete machine from concept to send off. Worked with shop floor and electrical / controls to finish machines. Worked with shop floor to overcome design issues. Met with customers to ensure designs
  • Design engineer Letiz Tooling · Full-time Jul 2012 – Jan 2015 2 yrs 6 mos Grand Rapids, MI, United States Brought I-DEAS back to a functional state to retrieve legacy data. Directed management on how to best move from AutoCAD to 3D modeling. Directed management on how to integrate post modeling CAM software. Self taught Pro/E software. Specialty in creating/ using UDF's. Developed tool paths for CNC lathe and mills.
  • Drafter Flexco · Contact Apr 2011 – Jun 2012 1 yrs 2 mos Grand Rapids, MI, United States Translate DIN standard to ASME. Retrofit current machines with new features, allowing customers to use a single machine for all needs. Research multiple sources of design information for complete drawings. Consult foreign partners on many occasions to uncover true design intent. Teach co-workers and superiors most efficient use of Solidworks.
  • CAD Drafter Astronics · Contact Sep 2008 – Apr 2009 7 mos Redmond, WA, United States Updating drawings per engineer changes. Updating legacy drawings per vendor requests. Converting legacy drawings to electronic files. Develop new drawings for emerging products. Integrate Medusa DXF files with Circuitworks and Solidworks. Lead overhauls of legacy products to current designs/ standards. Incorporate testing feedback into revised drawings.
  • Draftsman Pro Sales · Full-time Feb 2008 – Sep 2008 7 mos Auburn, WA, United States Design food production equipment. Design cleaning solutions for food production equipment. Worked closely with engineers and fabrication workers to create the best solutions for customers. Became involved in every aspect of the design process; from preliminary sketches with the customer, to design and cost estimation, to on-site installation. Producing owners' manuals for every job finished.
  • Junior Autocadd Operator Huron Valley Electric · Internship Sep 2005 – Dec 2007 2 yrs 3 mos Ann Arbor, MI, United States Updating current door operating hardware drawings. Creating new fire alarm circuit drawings. Updating fire alarm drawings as the fixtures are installed. Weekly payroll. Human resources work. Shop upkeep.

Education

  • Baker College Associates Degree, CADD, 3.7 GPA 2004 – 2007 Associates in Applied Science specializing in CADD, use of AutoCAD and Solidworks.
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Area of Expertise
Automotive Design Machine Design 3D Modelling General Design Gadgets Design Games Design Jewelry Design DIY Design Custom Miniatures General CAD Drafting Mechanical Drafting Civil Drafting Display Design Exhibition Design Industrial Design Services Concept Design New Invention Development Furniture Design Jewelry Design Toys & Games Hourly Services Rapid Prototyping 3D Design Services CAD Drawing PDF to DWG Conversion Pet Product Design Tool Design Services CAD Digitization Services 2D to 3D Conversion Services Prototype Design Services SolidWorks Design Services AutoCAD Drafting & Design Sheet Metal Design Fabrication Drawings Services 3D Solid Modeling Image to CAD Conversion AutoCAD Design Services Part-to-CAD Modeling CAD Conversion Services 3D Furniture Modeling Services Rapid Prototyping Services 3D Models of Machine Parts 3D Logo Design 2D CAD Drafting Services Assembly Drawing Services Assembly Modeling Services Contract Drafting Services AutoCAD Conversion Services AutoCAD Drawing Services CAD Migration Services CAD Drafting Services Machine Drawing Services CAD Drawing Standardization Legacy Drawing Conversion Exercise Equipment Design Paper to CAD Conversion Mechanical Design Services Standardization of Drawings 2D CAD Design Services PDF to CAD Conversion Mechanical CAD Design Manufacturing Drawings CAD Redrafting and Conversion Services Paper to AutoCAD Conversion 3D Product Demo 3D Product Modeling 2D to 3D Modeling CAD Data Translation Services Isometric Drawing Services Drafting and Design Services

Languages

English Native or bilingual proficiency

Location

Tacoma, WA, United States