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martinleg
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Registered: ‎11-06-2002
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IV no more...

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11-06-2002 04:04 PM
After using IV for 6 months now, our parent company has decided to use Solid Edge instead. Does anyone know what is in store for us using Solid Edge?? good or bad.
*Dotson, Sean
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Re: IV no more...

11-06-2002 07:53 PM in reply to: martinleg
6 months?  I hope there were external factors
because that's really not long enough to become fully acquainted with the
software.  Sorry for your loss <f>


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After
using IV for 6 months now, our parent company has decided to use Solid Edge
instead. Does anyone know what is in store for us using Solid Edge?? good or
bad.
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MechMan_
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Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 3 of 11 (69 Views)

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11-06-2002 10:27 PM in reply to: martinleg
Think that's bad? I had a potential customer who bought IV5 a year ago (no VIP/AIS), I trained them in IV, they let it sit on the shelf for a year, they finally brought it out, started a pilot project with it and then trashed IV5 for SWX after only a month of using IV5. They refused to upgrade to R5.3 or R6 and then SWX offered them an IV5 for SXW 2003 trade (SWX training not included). How fair is that? My understanding is that the switch came down from Mgmt. Some of the real users were a bit perplexed.

MechMan
*Rasmussen, Ed
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Re: IV no more...

11-06-2002 10:39 PM in reply to: martinleg
I wish you luck.  I have only seen demos, but
IMO you will regret having to live with the results of their decision.  For
your sake, I hope I am wrong.

 

By the way, what version of IV did you use for 6
months?  I started 18 months ago with R4 (followed with R5, 5.3, and 6) and
despite occasional expletives, have never wanted to change.   I had
used Pro/E for many years and SolidWorks for a short time.  Solid Edge and
Unigraphics never seemed to be top choices to me.

 

Good luck.

 

 

        Ed
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After
using IV for 6 months now, our parent company has decided to use Solid Edge
instead. Does anyone know what is in store for us using Solid Edge?? good or
bad.
*Steve
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11-06-2002 11:09 PM in reply to: martinleg
That's an understandable change to me. We use our models for machining and
recently purchased IV series because of the promised features of IV6. Well,
we know what happened there. If sp1 doesn't make the software productive we
will also change to something else, in spite of the fact that our experience
lies with AutoDesk. It's about dollars and so far this software is costing
me dollars instead of making me dollars.

Steve



"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
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> 6 months? I hope there were external factors because that's really not
long enough to become fully acquainted with the software. Sorry for your
loss
>
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> Sean Dotson
> http://www.sdotson.com
> ...sleep is for the weak...
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> "martinleg" wrote in message
news:f120bde.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> After using IV for 6 months now, our parent company has decided to use
Solid Edge instead. Does anyone know what is in store for us using Solid
Edge?? good or bad.
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martinleg
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Registered: ‎11-06-2002
Message 6 of 11 (69 Views)

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11-06-2002 11:10 PM in reply to: martinleg
We use 5.3 at present and will upgrade to 6 when SP1 is available. The decision has come from the top, and wasn't due to problems we had with IV. Saying that we would like a lot more performance on large assembly .idw's.
*Fulford, Drew
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11-06-2002 11:24 PM in reply to: martinleg
FWIW, R6 large IDW performance has increased greatly from my tests.

Can't comment on SE.

- drew

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"martinleg" wrote in message
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> We use 5.3 at present and will upgrade to 6 when SP1 is available. The
decision has come from the top, and wasn't due to problems we had with IV.
Saying that we would like a lot more performance on large assembly .idw's.
>
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JohnPonikvar
Posts: 108
Registered: ‎11-18-2003
Message 8 of 11 (69 Views)

Re: IV no more...

11-07-2002 03:28 AM in reply to: martinleg
I have played with solid edge for a bit. Found it too to be fine but still preffer IV for our needs. Has descent tutorials and talks politley with Unigraphics. The free, unlimited demo doubles handsomely as a viewer and can be installed on any number of machines. I would recommend it to anyone that deals with a lot of Uni users.

IMHO


JP
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davej
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎07-25-2003
Message 9 of 11 (69 Views)

Re: IV no more...

11-07-2002 03:36 AM in reply to: martinleg
Out of curiousity, that parent company isn't Delphi, is it? We are being told to send them SE format drawings and models. Kinda sucks.
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jiml
Posts: 387
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
Message 10 of 11 (69 Views)

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11-07-2002 03:59 AM in reply to: martinleg
just to pt my two cents in solid edge and large assemblies do not go together they handle about 1000 to 1500 parts fine after that good look you will have plenty of breaks to talk about how nice inventor would be
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