||Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
- Draw details on outlined parts to indicate where parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other features, using computers or drafting instruments.
- Draw outlines of pattern parts by adapting or copying existing patterns, or by drafting new patterns.
- Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly.
- Trace outlines of paper onto cardboard patterns, and cut patterns into parts to make templates.
- Trace outlines of specified patterns onto material, and cut fabric using scissors.
||Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Establish zero reference points on workpieces, such as at the intersections of two edges or over hole locations.
- Lay out reference lines and machining locations on work, using layout tools, and applying knowledge of shop math and layout techniques.
- Operate tracing attachments to duplicate contours from templates or models.
- Mark and drill holes in jewelry mountings in order to center stones according to design specifications.
- Lay out designs on metal stock, and cut along markings to fabricate pieces used to cast metal molds.
- Chase decorative designs on silver blanks that are to be used as models for steel production dies.
||Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
- Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
- Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
||Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
- Mark reference points onto floors or face blocks and transpose them to workpieces, using measuring devices, squares, chalk, and soapstone.
- Locate and mark workpiece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
||Sewing Machine Operators
- Draw markings or pin appliques on fabric to obtain variations in design.
- Position and mark patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.
||Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing
- Lay out designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, by freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments.
- Copy drawings on rough clay or plaster models.
||Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Mark weld points and positions of components on workpieces, using rules, squares, templates, or scribes.
||Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
- Layout and mark reference points and locations for installation of parts or components, using jigs, templates, or measuring and marking instruments.
||Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
- Lay out and mark reference points and dimensions on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools.
||Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
- Lay out lenses and trace lens outlines on glass, using templates.
- Draw cutting lines on material following patterns, templates, sketches, or blueprints, using chalk, pencils, paint, or other methods.
||Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
- Select materials and patterns, and trace patterns onto materials to be cut out.
||Molding and Casting Workers
- Locate and scribe parting lines on patterns, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, squares, or depth gauges.
||Precious Metal Workers
- Determine placement of auxiliary parts, such as handles and spouts, and mark locations of parts.
||Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Scribe reference lines on workpieces as guides for cutting operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications.
||Medical Appliance Technicians
- Lay out and mark dimensions of parts, using templates and precision measuring instruments.
||Model Makers, Wood
- Plan, lay out, and draw outlines of units, sectional patterns, or full-scale mock-ups of products.
||Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
- Draw machine tool paths on pattern film, using colored markers and following guidelines for tool speed and efficiency.
||Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
- Lay out and draw or scribe patterns onto material, using compasses, protractors, rulers, scribes, or other instruments.