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AutoCAD is my anchor program that I use to scale drawings such as PDFs, Illustrator, or other CAD programs. My experience with using AutoCAD is both extensive and intensive because I have done so many projects in AutoCAD. I do most of my preliminary work in AutoCAD and use it to produce many of my 2D drawings sets. The import and export functions in AutoCAD make working with other CAD programs possible. AutoCAD is the glue that ties together the SketchUp files, VectorWorks files, Rhino files, PDF files, and Illustrator files that I get from project managers.

Model Space Screen Shots Working in AutoCAD


Shop and Fabrication drawings are my specialty.  Fine Woodworking is my passion and so is the attention to detail that defines my work. My drawing skills can build 3D models of most things you can imagine. My drawings are– what you see– is what you get. If the parts fit correctly in the model, they fit correctly in fabrication. I create CNC and waterjet files from 2D drawing when they fairly straightforward, but complex objects must fit, so I create CNC files by extracting them from the model. I have an excellent track of making all the pieces of the puzzle fit.