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    I agree in part with Misteracad but ... although technical drawing is an art form of sorts, it has nothing to do with art as art.
    Were you the sort of kid that took his toys apart just to figure out how they worked?
    Do you maintain your own car/truck/bike?
    Yes? Then go ahead with engineering.
    No? Then you possibly don't have the mind-set for engineering design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misteracad View Post
    Good to hear...you'll have an advantage then over those who don't have either skills as part of their background. Personally, as a CAD guy working in the IT dept, I think the industry needs more overlap of those with advanced CAD skills working closely with those in IT who keep our systems/networks running and in good order. It's actually a rare thing these days, but hopefully becoming more common as companies see the value in such overlap. Hopefully that will work in your favor. Good luck!
    I sure hope so, I will be entering the Bachelor's degree program for Mech Engineering @ New England Tech this fall.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok View Post
    I agree in part with Misteracad but ... although technical drawing is an art form of sorts, it has nothing to do with art as art.
    Were you the sort of kid that took his toys apart just to figure out how they worked?
    Do you maintain your own car/truck/bike?
    Yes? Then go ahead with engineering.
    No? Then you possibly don't have the mind-set for engineering design.
    Yeah, I was the little girl playing with Lego's/KNEX, taking bikes apart, taking anything mechanical apart, and putting it back together just to see how the damn things worked! (That's how I got into computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavallee.nm View Post
    Yeah, I was the little girl playing with Lego's/KNEX, taking bikes apart, taking anything mechanical apart, and putting it back together just to see how the damn things worked! (That's how I got into computers.
    sounds like the right mind-set and I apologise for the assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok View Post
    sounds like the right mind-set and I apologise for the assumption.
    Yeah, I meant no harm in my earlier statements either lavallee.nm. As you can probably tell, I feel very passionate about my career choice and tend to get a little upset when I see and hear about the number of newbies in the biz that really haven't paid their dues and have no clue what an eraser shield or a straight-edge is lol Now if only more newbies had your aptitude and sincere interest in the field instead of just looking for a shortcut to a fast buck.

    Welcome and again, good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok View Post
    sounds like the right mind-set and I apologise for the assumption.
    Quote Originally Posted by Misteracad View Post
    Yeah, I meant no harm in my earlier statements either lavallee.nm. As you can probably tell, I feel very passionate about my career choice and tend to get a little upset when I see and hear about the number of newbies in the biz that really haven't paid their dues and have no clue what an eraser shield or a straight-edge is lol Now if only more newbies had your aptitude and sincere interest in the field instead of just looking for a shortcut to a fast buck.

    Welcome and again, good luck!
    No harm in assumptions at all.

    I take to mechanical things very quickly. (Much like my father.)

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