When Da Vinci drafted a flying machine in Italy in the late 1400s people were applied. "Who needs this?" - people asked. Not until after 1903 in the United States, when Orville and Wilbur Wright conducted the first flight, did people see the possibilities. It was a mechanical drafter, Octave Chanute, who offered biplane glider designs to the Wright brothers. Especially important to Chanute's design was the curved top of the biplane's wings, which allowed the plane to achieve flying; a design that proved revolutionary.
In today's world of technology, drafters interpret the work of engineers every day to give form to several important tools, objects and components in manufacturing and construction.