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View Poll Results: Your preference of CAD?

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  • AutoCAD

    193 23.57%
  • Solidworks

    249 30.40%
  • Rhino

    63 7.69%
  • Alibre

    60 7.33%
  • Other??

    254 31.01%
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  1. #41
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    You will never look back when you go to parametric solids modelling. It's easier than 2D!
    You can roll all of your 2D experience into the process.

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    Solid Edge has them all beat from my expierence with CAD systems.
    If it ain't broke? Your not trying

  3. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baketech View Post
    Odd poll...(nuts)

    Are you really trying to compare a 2D drafting/design tool with a parametric 3D solid modeler...
    Funny, that's what I thought when I saw the poll

  4. #44
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    Solids:
    PTC's ProEngineer
    Solidworks

    Cad:
    AutoCAD
    Walking is highly over-rated

  5. #45
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    CATIA V5 R17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam1 View Post
    Started with CADKEY, moved up to Autocad Mechanical , then Inventor (why can't I subtract solids from each other or generate 3D sketches easily?), and never looked back since I started using SolidWorks. It does everything that Inventor promises with the next version.

    Of course you can easily subtract parts with Inventor, use the Derived Parts command, very simple process. Its how I produce my solids to code and machine out core boxes for sand molding in my foundry.

    Cam

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    personally I prefer solidworks to the other CAD programmes, I can see everything in 3D before I machine it

    cheers

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    I've just started looking at Alibre Design. Very promising, and free for personal use.
    But I'm sure some of U are better qualified to test it than me...

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    Smile

    east or west solid works is the best

  10. #50
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    NX5
    John Joyce -NC Programming Supervisor
    Barnes Aerospace, Windsor CT

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    Siemens NX6

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    Smile

    I started off with pro-desktop back in high-school!
    then moved onto pro engineer with its Grundy menu system!
    now i use Solidworks and i find it extremely intuitive a great to use. roll on Solidworks 09!!

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    Solidworks for 9 years and still counting. I only use 2D stuff (DWGeditor which mimicks autocad) for opening and printing other peoples drawings.

    I'd like to have a play with pro-E and the other high end packages. I also can't wait for solidworks to be written for linux computers.

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    GibbsCam - 10 years and loving it.

  15. #55
    Generic CAD (2D only) '92 to '94
    Ashlar Vellum (2D then 3D) '94 to '00
    Ashlar Graphite (3D Wireframe) '00 to '05
    Ashlar Cobalt (Solids, Surfaces & Wireframe) '05 to present
    Extremely happy!

    Gave my PC away in 1984 within 1 hour of using a Mac for the first time...
    ...have been in love ever since.

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    Wink SolidWorks 9999 for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Solidworks for 9 years and still counting. I only use 2D stuff (DWGeditor which mimicks autocad) for opening and printing other peoples drawings.

    I'd like to have a play with pro-E and the other high end packages. I also can't wait for solidworks to be written for linux computers.
    I think the Sun ( Old Sol ) may burn all its free hydrogen before that happens. SW has been in bed with M$ so long that making a successful port for Linux is a real nightmare for them. Besides, they (SW) don't forsee any money in offering a Linux version. Until they see a MAJORITY shift to Linux platforms for manufacturing software none of the major players will bother with linux.

    I use SW2004 and have the 2005 upgrade (never found enough time to install it and figure out what got botched up.) I dropped the service contract at that point. I will make do with what I have and will likely be trying Synergy to see if that can keep me moving forward without requiring M$ warez.

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    I'm using for all my 2D drawings -> TURBOCAD
    and my 3D works -> POV

    see example:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails xyz_z_axis_001.gif  

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    I very impressed with Cimatron 8.5 The new, Germany made 5AX advanced aerospace module that used here, providing awesome possibilities for creating most complex toolpaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullworks View Post
    I think the Sun ( Old Sol ) may burn all its free hydrogen before that happens. SW has been in bed with M$ so long that making a successful port for Linux is a real nightmare for them. Besides, they (SW) don't forsee any money in offering a Linux version. Until they see a MAJORITY shift to Linux platforms for manufacturing software none of the major players will bother with linux.

    I use SW2004 and have the 2005 upgrade (never found enough time to install it and figure out what got botched up.) I dropped the service contract at that point. I will make do with what I have and will likely be trying Synergy to see if that can keep me moving forward without requiring M$ warez.
    I figure it won't be up to microsoft or Dasault when that happens. It'll be some clever linux coding chap who fools solidworks into thinking it is on a windoze machine.

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    Alibre V9 works great, and its free. Unless your like me and buy the full expert version. I have and have used alot of different cad packages (2d and 3d). I still like Alibre the best. I need to upgrade to v11 still though.

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