A drafter is an individual who creates detailed drawings of buildings, roads, machinery and other objects. Though drafting has traditionally been done by hand, most modern drafting professionals rely on computer software programs, known as CADD (Computer Animated Drafting and Design) to complete these drawings.
The drafter is responsible for creating a visual representation of an object based on details and information provided by the object's designer or creator. He or she not only illustrates the item but also provides written information about the object shown in the drawing. This information may describe the object's size or physical characteristics along with materials and methods used for installing or constructing the item.