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K. Patel
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Patel has been working on CAD-based projects since 2013. He is a qualified architect and has been creating 2D as well as 3D designs for commercial, residential, institutional and public-sector buildings. He has significant experience in designing interiors in Mombasa during his six month internship after college. He has worked on over thirty projects (including furniture design) with both national as well as international builders.
He is competent in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, ARCHICAD, CorelDraw and Photoshop.


A. Ali
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A. Ali is an Interior Designer and 3d modeler. He is an expert in AutoCAD, and provides drafting, designing and 3d modeling services. He has a certificate in interior designing from CRISP and 3ds Max with V-ray.

Interview with Mr. A. Ali

1. What kinds of clients do you serve?

All kinds of companies that require machining of car parts. I design car or industrial part machining lines, including design of special machines, fixtures, transfer lines, FMS lines and multi spindles.

2. What was the most interesting CAD project that you ever worked on? What made it interesting? What challenges did you face?

Design the metalic car parts production & machining lines like the Peugeot 206 & 504 pivot and rear arme, the Renault drive shaft, a KIA Motors cylinder block and head, and EF7 motor cylinder block & head and brake disk lines.

3. Of the software tools that you use, which is your favorite and why?

Mechanical Desktop , because it has very powerful 2D. And Catia software , because it has very powerful 3D, analyse, and CAM. Also, Master CAM and Powermill.

4. What trends are you observing in the market for CAD services? How have these trends affected you, and how are you responding to them?

The latest technologies enable us to finish projects quick and easy.

5. What do you like about working as an interim CAD draftsman or external CAD consultant working on a time-bound project?

I can work both on site and remotely.

6. Have you ever provided CAD consulting services remotely, either via phone, the Web or email? Do you use any screen sharing tools (like Webex, Skype, or GoToMeeting), and are they effective? What kinds of questions and problems could you tackle remotely? Are there any issues that you feel are better handled face-to-face?

Face to face is best, and after that is email. Skype is last because my net connection speed is not good.


V. Velauthan

Velauthan is a mechanical engineer. He has been working on HVAC CAD-based design services for architects and builders of commercial base buildings. He provides consultation, planning and design services for HVAC CAD.
He has worked on CAD-based projects for an Indian bank, a Canadian company that develops and sells enterprise information management software and an American conglomerate. The projects he has been working on involved concepts of interior layout and ceiling work. He is competent in handling projects based on HVAC CAD-based services including preparation of plans, sections and schematics of HVAC services. This includes chiller plant layout, ducting layout, piping layouts, detailing of plant rooms with necessary sections.

The most significant challenge for him has been the design of HVAC ducting layouts in such a way that they remain intact throughout the gradual development and the ceiling layout. While working on CAD-based projects he prepares HVAC CAD-based detailed drawings for ducting, piping and schematics.

AutoCAD has been his primary tool for producing drawings since his college days. He has also been competent in the use of Autodesk Revit since he began his career.
He travels extensively for work and discusses projects with clients face-to-face. He also communicates with them via email, TeamViewer, GoToMeeting, BlueJeans and Skype.


H Sebastian

Sebastian has been working on CAD-based projects for architects in the US since 2000. She has been handling projects related to large apartments, including lobbies, interiors and exteriors. She also reviews design operations for her clients.

She is competent in both 2D as well as 3D. She prefers to use Autodesk Revit, but she also uses AutoCAD.

Her favorite project was an interior design of a lobby since March 2017. To begin, she had to review in detail whatever was unsatisfactory with the existing design and then she produced drawings for a new design. In another one of her other favorite projects, she worked on a church which was converted to an apartment building by a developer previously. She began the process by reviewing what the property developer had already done and found out that the church’s exterior was not planned causing a lot of infiltration, so she focused and planned on the exterior of this church again.

She is familiar with Skype and Webex in order to address issues that do not require face to face interaction with a client.


S. Aggarwal

Aggarwal has been working since 2006 in the field of design as an architect. He started working on CAD projects early on during the initial years of his Master’s degree in Architecture. He has been handling projects for the building construction industry ever since. His favorite tools are AutoCAD 2D and 3D, Google SketchUp and Photoshop.

During the course of his Master’s degree in Sheffield in the UK, he got an opportunity to design his university campus in 3D using AutoCAD 3D, which further led him to get many projects with clients in Sheffield. For one such client he planned a design for a church, an entire interior as well as an exterior plan using AutoCAD 3D.

He came back to India around 2010 and ever since then he has been serving his clients in the UK remotely. He has been making use of Skype and Zoom to communicate with them and other clients located outside India.


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Raval has been working since 2011 in the field of new product development. For the first two years, he worked on casting, forging and automotive projects. For the next two years, he worked on agricultural machinery design, producing drawings of tractors (from the initial design phase to the final marketing) for an Indian OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). This OEM assembled agricultural equipment, such as tractors, harvesters, sprayers, uni-platforms, etc. For the next 3 years he has been working for a major engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate. He serves US and Europe-based automotive clients involved in the manufacturing of products for recreational purposes, such as ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles.

While working in the engineering services industry, he has handled a number of automotive projects. The most interesting CAD project that he has worked on so far was the one where he got the opportunity to design various automotive systems including driveline, gearbox, differential, engine, chassis, interior body work and exterior body.

He observes that today in the market for CAD services, design and manufacturing are coming together and every day companies launch new technologies. He believes that with the help of CAD prototyping, experts can now quickly make designs and models.

As he has been working for clients based in the U.S and Europe in the field of design and development for many years, he has learned how to select the best software for each application. He uses software to represent his conception of an idea and makes a selection according to customer requirements. His favorite tools are Creo Parametric 2.0 and 3.0, which he uses for 3D modelling, casting, forging, sheet metal and assembling models. He also likes Catia for surfacing. He likes to work on Unigraphic and AutoCAD 2D for 2D modelling.

Since he is handling projects for US and Europe-based clients, all the work-related discussion happens on Webex, Skype, and Jabber. He is now skilled in ways of connecting with the clients through Skype and remote servers. When faced with a difficult situation, he also meets the client.

Having worked as an interim CAD draftsman and an external CAD consultant on projects, he has learned about many new technologies. He looks forward to new challenges and opportunities every day.


D. Cardines
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D. Cardines is an expert in Revit Architecture, Autocad Lumion, Sketchup KCL, Photoshop, Architectural Design, Architectural Plan Detailing and Presentations, Photorealistic Renderings Construction Drawings, 3D Exterior and Interior modeling, Parametric Revit Families, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Building Works Detailing and Layout.


M. El-Nahas

M. El-Nahas is a Design Architect and Interior Designer, and is experienced in architectural design, interior design and architectural visualization. Producing architectural concepts, preparing architectural drawings, sketches, drafting, working drawings. Providing Interior and Exterior Architectural design for all kind of projects. He is expert in AutoCad, 3Ds Max, Revit, Impression and other graphics software. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including resorts, malls, all kind of residential and commercial projects. Mr. M. El-Nahas received a BSc in Architectural engineering and Diploma in Project management.


Y. Hatakeyama
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Y. Hatakeyama is an independent car and product designer. Mr. Hatakeyama was previously the manager at Ford Motor Company in Japan. At Ford, Mr. Hatakeyama oversaw all design activities for the company and managed a team of 2D, 3D designers, clay modelers and studio engineers. He has designed many concept cars, such as the Ford 4-Trac, Explorer Sportsman Interior and Subaru Jo-car. Mr. Hatakeyama started his career as a car designer at Subaru, from 1983 to 1991. He then worked for Ford from 1991 to 2009, in Japan, USA and Australia. He received a BA in Engineering at Chiba University and studied at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Hamamatsu Smallest Vehicle System Project, NPO.