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DRFT - Dedicated Drafters vs. Engineers Drafting Their Own Stuff

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We may soon have an 'opportunity' to reorganize
the way that drafting is handled in our office and
we want to take a poll on two approaches.  (We
would greatly appreciate other input-  What do you
use?  Why do you do it that way?  What are the
pro's and con's of various approaches? What do you

(how we usually do things)
A.  Engineering does hand sketches of plans and
details.  Engineer selects standard details to be
included on plans.  At the same time the Engineeer
works out most of the page layout issues (Though
occasionally the drafts persons handle this).
B.  Engineer hands materials over to drafting and
they do the CAD work and then send rough plots to
the Engineer along with the sketches.  Engineering
then checks the drafting for errors.  Sometimes
another Engineer or EIT checks the drafting (also
often keeping an eye out for engineering problems
at the same time).
C.  Changes are sent back to drafting for
D.  Final plots are made and sent to Engineer for
final look over.  Prints made signed and sent out.

NOTE:  Very often, the work will go though a few
cycles between Engineer, drafting, and drafting
checker.  We often work on projects where we might
go through a couple of design development cycles,
two or three progress sets (50%,90%), and one
client coordination set before plans are sent to
building department.  Then we do a plan check
corrections set.  Sometimes there are even update
sets issued between building department submission
and receiving plan check comments back.
($#%!(*^#&@^! clients!)

A.  The Engineer does most drafting on own
B.  Engineering either has a dedicated drafts
person handle plotting and misc mundane tasks, or
does this stuff himself.

NOTE:  We are not a networked office (though we
have several modestly equipped Pentium computers
at hand).  We have a signle HP inkjet plotter that
requires hand loading of pages.  We are currently
use a fast (from both computer and drafting
standpoint) but generally network blind drafting
program called Production Lines (Pentium 75's w/
8MB RAM are quite adequate, even when running
Windows95 in the background).  Most of our
Engineers are way out of date when it come to CAD
drafting.  We are not eager make a lot of captial
investment in new equipment.