19 incredible vintage photos show how people worked before AutoCAD

We at Fabdreem love to learn about interesting things from the past, especially if they come with old photos to show them. This time, we'd like to show you what a very important job, drawing technician, looked like before computers took over. A drafting assistant can work in many fields, from architecture to manufacturing, and is responsible for engineering drafts, architectural drawings, and house plans. Simply put, no building is ever made without them.

Some jobs are lost because of changes in technology, but for drafting workers, it just made their desks smaller and cleaner. AutoCAD came out in 1982, and by 1994, it was being used in as many as 750 training centres worldwide. Before, drawing took much more time and tools, like pencils, erasers, and t-squares. And the pictures below prove it. You can almost hear the paper moving when you look at them. Now, most architects, electrical engineers, and other drafters do most of their work by clicking the mouse and typing on the computer.

Scroll down to see what life was like in the past. The more you know, the less you need, as the saying goes.

(h/t dyt , vintag.es)

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