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*B, Rich
Message 1 of 11 (89 Views)

Inventor 6 vs Solidworks

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11-14-2002 01:54 AM
I searched for this to see if its been discussed but didn't find any
messages with Solidworks in the subject line. I'm thinking of getting
one of these and I would like to have feed back from someone that has
used both. The sales material are great for both products but you know
salesmen! If you can't do it teach it, if you can't teach it sell it!!


Thanks for any help. Rich B
*Keller, Kent
Message 2 of 11 (89 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 vs Solidworks

11-14-2002 02:02 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Go here http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@107.138QaNAvnuk.0@.ee93814 and enter
SolidWorks. There is probably hundreds of threads concerning your subject.

General consensus is that it depends somewhat on what your product is and how you expect
to use it. The other General consensus is that Inventor does most things better 8^)

--
Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Rich B" wrote in message
news:A50704762C896E0EBCD9A0491AD61386@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I searched for this to see if its been discussed but didn't find any
> messages with Solidworks in the subject line. I'm thinking of getting
> one of these and I would like to have feed back from someone that has
> used both. The sales material are great for both products but you know
> salesmen! If you can't do it teach it, if you can't teach it sell it!!
>
>
> Thanks for any help. Rich B
>
>
>
*Cook, Gary
Message 3 of 11 (89 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 vs Solidworks

11-14-2002 02:05 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Went to the SW2003 rollout, some interesting stuff, but on the whole I'd say
we're better off with Inventor, particularly with the new features in R6.

I was surprised at how some of the features of Inventor had made there way
into SW. Seems to be a lot of cross-pollenization.

Gary
"Rich B" wrote in message
news:A50704762C896E0EBCD9A0491AD61386@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I searched for this to see if its been discussed but didn't find any
> messages with Solidworks in the subject line. I'm thinking of getting
> one of these and I would like to have feed back from someone that has
> used both. The sales material are great for both products but you know
> salesmen! If you can't do it teach it, if you can't teach it sell it!!
>
>
> Thanks for any help. Rich B
>
>
>
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tbryant
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎10-22-2003
Message 4 of 11 (89 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 vs Solidworks

11-14-2002 02:12 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Get a full demo of each product and make sure to have the VARs show you how to model your stuff, not just the standard demo files.
*Jaquith, Walt
Message 5 of 11 (89 Views)

Re: Inventor 6 vs Solidworks

11-14-2002 02:33 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Hi Rich,

I use Inventor daily, and have only played with SW, so you can adjust your
reaction to my comments accordingly :smileyhappy: Both are good products. It will
come down to two things: what kind of work are you doing, and which
interface you prefer.

Both packages will have odd little strengths and weaknesses, and in a few
instances, one will do something that the other will not. If your type of
design work has unusual requirements, it would be wise to make *sure* that
the package you choose will do those things well (not just do them according
to the sales guy; often there's a way for one package to mimic the other's
functionality, but ya gotta jump through all these hoops....). Only some
serious due diligence on your part will answer those questions.

Finally, with many people, one or the other's user interface will just seem
right. I like Inventor over SW in this regard, but I know guys who think
I'm crazy because of it. This is the case where a couple of days of messing
around with the demos will actually net you some useful information. If one
package leaves you thinking "huh?", it's time to take a good look at the
other.

Right now the situation with Inventor is a bit unusual. R6 just came out,
and a lot of folks had problems with performance and crashes. I've
personally seen only a fraction of the issues others are reporting, but
there's no doubt the service pack, hopefully due out tomorrow, is much
needed. Folks who are beta testing the SP have very good things to say
about it. R6 introduced a long list of awesome new tools, but because they
were the kind of functionality that takes a while to work it's way into
everyday use, the focus has been on the performance issues, and R6 has taken
a beating. Don't be fooled; now is a very good time to get on board with
Inventor--it's a more powerful and versatile tool than ever. We who've been
using it all along just need time to snuggle up to all the new goodies.
When it sinks it what the development team has really given us, R6 will get
the recognition as the landmark release that it is.

Good hunting,
Walt

"Rich B" wrote in message
news:A50704762C896E0EBCD9A0491AD61386@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I searched for this to see if its been discussed but didn't find any
> messages with Solidworks in the subject line. I'm thinking of getting
> one of these and I would like to have feed back from someone that has
> used both. The sales material are great for both products but you know
> salesmen! If you can't do it teach it, if you can't teach it sell it!!
>
>
> Thanks for any help. Rich B
>
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 6 of 11 (89 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 03:01 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Can you name one species on the planet that's monogamous?
~Larry

"Gary Cook" <1gcook2@3comautotech4.com (remove #s)> wrote in message
news:1919FC1F7C46FE52CF0D729E02690A34@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Went to the SW2003 rollout, some interesting stuff, but on the whole I'd
say
> we're better off with Inventor, particularly with the new features in R6.
>
> I was surprised at how some of the features of Inventor had made there way
> into SW. Seems to be a lot of cross-pollenization.
>
> Gary
> "Rich B" wrote in message
> news:A50704762C896E0EBCD9A0491AD61386@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I searched for this to see if its been discussed but didn't find any
> > messages with Solidworks in the subject line. I'm thinking of getting
> > one of these and I would like to have feed back from someone that has
> > used both. The sales material are great for both products but you know
> > salesmen! If you can't do it teach it, if you can't teach it sell it!!
> >
> >
> > Thanks for any help. Rich B
> >
> >
> >
>
>
*Bliss, Charles
Message 7 of 11 (89 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 06:36 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Giant Clams.  They are both male and female all in one shell.



Larry Caldwell wrote:


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Can you name one species on the planet that's monogamous? <G>
~Larry

"Gary Cook" <1gcook2@3comautotech4.com (remove #s)> wrote in message
news:1919FC1F7C46FE52CF0D729E02690A34@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...


Went to the SW2003 rollout, some interesting stuff, but on the whole I'd


say


we're better off with Inventor, particularly with the new features in R6.

I was surprised at how some of the features of Inventor had made there way
into SW. Seems to be a lot of cross-pollenization.

Gary
"Rich B" <dontbotherme@work.com> wrote in message
news:A50704762C896E0EBCD9A0491AD61386@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...


I searched for this to see if its been discussed but didn't find any
messages with Solidworks in the subject line. I'm thinking of getting
one of these and I would like to have feed back from someone that has
used both. The sales material are great for both products but you know
salesmen! If you can't do it teach it, if you can't teach it sell it!!


Thanks for any help. Rich B













*Gwin, Hal
Message 8 of 11 (89 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 06:50 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
knowledge is Bliss and visa versa.


--
Hal Gwin
Mechanical
Designer
Xenogen
*Howard, Jeff
Message 9 of 11 (89 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 07:33 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
8~) Can't remember the movie, but I think it was Richard Dreyfus that
exclaimed "You want monogomy, marry a swan!".

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"Charles Bliss" wrote in message
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Giant Clams. They are both male and female all in one shell.

Larry Caldwell wrote:

Can you name one species on the planet that's monogamous?
~Larry
*Howard, Jeff
Message 10 of 11 (89 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 07:35 AM in reply to: *B, Rich
Apologies to the moderators, but this is a lot more interesting than yet
another X vs. Y thread.

8~)
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