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WayneTaylor
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Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-17-2012 09:31 AM in reply to: waynefisher

I have 16 years experience with SW and 1 year with IV . I find the sketcher much faster, solidworks is 10 times faster than Inventor.

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JDMather
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Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-17-2012 10:51 AM in reply to: WayneTaylor

WayneTaylor wrote:

I have 16 years experience with SW and 1 year with IV . I find the sketcher much faster, solidworks is 10 times faster than Inventor.


Where are you getting the data for this statement?
Post your data set.

 

What year month and day was SWx first released?

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Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-17-2012 11:05 AM in reply to: WayneTaylor

WayneTaylor wrote:

I have 16 years experience with SW and 1 year with IV . I find the sketcher much faster, solidworks is 10 times faster than Inventor.


How much training have you had with Inventor?

For whatever it is worth, my opinion is that you haven't had enough experience to be making an evaluation.  (but I've only been using both products for about 11 years.

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cean_au
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Message 44 of 62 (542 Views)

Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-17-2012 03:29 PM in reply to: Loren_J
But still there are far more who can use sw in china, through sw is not taught on tv.
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WayneTaylor
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Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-19-2012 05:07 AM in reply to: WayneTaylor

You may be right about my limited experience with inventor,however  I do find the sketcher and the assembly action very cumbersome,. I would not recommend Inventor to anyone at this time. Solidworks is just so much easier.Especially for rubber molds. The Inventor mold module is horrible.

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Message 46 of 62 (459 Views)

Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-19-2012 06:11 AM in reply to: WayneTaylor

WayneTaylor wrote:

Especially for rubber molds. The Inventor mold module is horrible.


You have not supplied any evidence.

Post a data set that demonstrates this.

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ampster
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Message 47 of 62 (428 Views)

Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-19-2012 08:41 AM in reply to: WayneTaylor

time for another "I'm not here to make any friends" post.

 

From now on, I will always consider the joined date + number of posts made before even bothering to read a post where someone comes here to complain.

 

Not worth listening to.

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schae235
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Message 48 of 62 (409 Views)

Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-19-2012 09:31 AM in reply to: ampster

Not all of us who are new to the software (and thus new to the fourms) have a bias. 

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Message 49 of 62 (400 Views)

Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-19-2012 09:49 AM in reply to: schae235

Newcomers can add additional and important value to a discussion like this.

 

I sometimes pick up important stuff from students with nil experience.

 

But surely, someone with 10+ years of experience in competing MCAD software program should be able to provide verifiable evidence to help nudge Autodesk into providing a better product.

 

I have yet to see anyone provide significant evidence other than bits and pieces of some functionality that a competitor does better. 

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Re: Inventor and Solidworks

03-19-2012 01:14 PM in reply to: waynefisher

Wayne,

I am a seasoned Solidworks user (12 years) and 3 months ago took a job that uses Inventor.

With that said I can honestly say that my comfort level is with Solidworks.  I have read through a few of the postings in this thread and I think it is fair to say that those that have used SW for a while that is where there comfort level is.  Those that have used Inventor for a while there in lies there comfort level.  If you were to post this same question on the SW forum you would get the bulk of the respondants in favor of SW.

I am probably not a fair person to ask this question, but what I can tell you is that there are things that Inventor does better and there are a lot of things that SW does better.  I read someone say that the things that INventor does that is of the opinion that the person making that claim just doesn't know Inventor well enough I find to be a tad bit incorrect.  I have posted many threads on this forum and for the most part there has been resonsed back that show me how to do it.  Sometimes the method is a littl more clumbersome and complicated and other times it is an easier process then it would have been in SW.  My general accessment at this point is Inventor 2012 is basically where SW was in 2004-2005

Being a CSWP and with all of the questions I have asked and the level of depth I have gained in the 3 months I can clearly see this.

Hope this helps.  I would invite you to post this on the SW forum just to get an idea of the other side.  It is only fair

if you are to clearly access this rivalry.

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Scott McFadden
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