Originally Posted by hurricane matt
Don't you need the engineering background or do you have it already? If you did then you wouldn't be asking about AutoCad because you would have already been using AutoDesk suites, CATIA, SolidWorks etc???
I hire CAD Monkeys all the time. They don't have a clue about Engineering, but can draw whatever is sketched for them.
An Engineering background doesn't hurt at all. Actually gets you to the front of the line.