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Posted by: Bootes

02/13/2009, 15:44:47

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and I have some general questions about CAD programs.

First, let me give you some general background on myself. I graduated from the New Mexico State University with a bachlors degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Im currently working in southern california for a electronic adhesives company.

I have experience using Pro-E and SolidWorks and I want to while I was in school. I enjoyed using them both in college and I want to expand my skill set.

Im trying to do alittle research on which program will give me the most bang for my buck. I've heard Catia is most commonly used in the industry. Could somebody please give me their general opinion on which CAD programs would be the most practical and benefictial to learn?








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Posted by: jeetandar.gupta

04/29/2009, 02:38:15

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every software have it's own advantages
and specifically they concentrate on particular things.

in cad
autocad is good for any kind of 2d drawings
pro-e is good for sheet metal and part
catia is good for surface works
ug is good for part and heavy equipment design like shipping
as i know.








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Posted by: fidanguler fidan

04/08/2009, 14:07:20

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Hello, I'm also new to this forum as you are.
First of all, we can't say that the best CAD software is Catia, UG, Pro-E or other progams. It is relation with your work that you wil do. For example, Catia is very good program but it is more complex If you wanna design a little bit lss complex machine you can start learning Solid Works or Autodesk Inventor, because thery are easy to learn. However if you want apply some engineering anlaysis they cannot help you so much. In my opininon you can start with SolidWorks after that you can learn CATIA easily. And also it can dependet to company that you will work.

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Fidan GULER








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Posted by: sako6br

02/20/2009, 14:03:02

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For me it's Keycreator (formerly Cadkey) for me.
I started using Cadkey in '95 and in '02 it changed to keycreator. It has been a great program and contines to get better.







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02/14/2009, 17:36:15

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A survey was run on Engineers Edge about two years ago.

I think AutoCAD, Solid Works, Proe then the rest. I'm positive that Catia is not the most used within industry.








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Posted by: donputt

03/12/2009, 19:19:43

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I have used AutoCAD 2D, Pro/E, Mechanical Desktop, and SolidWorks. I have also researched Solid Edge, Inventor and a few others I cannot remember the names of. Of all these various software packages, the best were Pro/E and SolidWorks, both have their advantages and disadvantages and both work on PC's reasonably well. When I last compared prices and what you got for the price, about5 years ago, Solidworks had the best bang for the buck. There are 3 different levels of SolidWorks; Standard, Professional and Premium. You can check them out a a variety of web sites. You can get everything you need to work efficiently in the Standard package. I personally would not bother with the Professional package. The Premium package is only good if you intend to to a lot of analisys.
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