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zeni
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎08-28-2003
Message 1 of 35 (64 Views)

IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

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12-03-2002 10:56 PM
I am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started to grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with it. I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all keyboard entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some compensation for these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 2 of 35 (64 Views)

Re: IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

12-03-2002 11:01 PM in reply to: zeni
Don't know anyone that has crossed-over that
would go back. IMWO, don't need all that stuff in Inventor, but it's a personal
preference I guess.

~Larry

 


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I
am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started to
grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple
question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with it.
I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all keyboard
entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some compensation for
these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??

*J, Dave
Message 3 of 35 (64 Views)

Re: IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

12-03-2002 11:05 PM in reply to: zeni
It is really common for those switching from MDT to
IV to miss those things you listed. However, this does not mean IV is worse. You
are just very accustomed to a certain way of doing things. Although Inventor
vendors like to tell you the change is very easy, one thing to remember is INV
is NOT MDT. It's a different and better product. Forget everything you "know"
and retrain yourself to the new way. 99 out of 100 people who switch to IV from
MDT will swear by Inventor as the better product.


 

 


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I
am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started to
grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple
question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with it.
I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all keyboard
entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some compensation for
these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??

*Dotson, Sean
Message 4 of 35 (64 Views)

Re: IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

12-03-2002 11:15 PM in reply to: zeni
No question.  It's like comparing a Rube
Goldberg designed Etch-A-Sketch to a P4 Powered Tablet PC.

 

The ease of use is a major benefit.  The user
interface is much better.  Visualizations are much easier.  Creation
of parts and assemblies is easier.  Overall I find it be a much more user
friendly program than MDT.  I'd go back kicking and screaming.  I
enjoy designing in Inventor.  I tolerate designing in MDT.

 

If Kent chimes in and says he wouldn't go back then
I think the argument may be over <gdr>


--
Sean Dotson, PE

href="http://www.sdotson.com">http://www.sdotson.com

Check the Inventor
FAQ for most common questions
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I
am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started to
grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple
question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with it.
I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all keyboard
entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some compensation for
these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??

*Laimer, Leo
Message 5 of 35 (64 Views)

Re:

12-03-2002 11:15 PM in reply to: zeni
Well,

Suppose I could list almost as many pro's to MDT as
you all together can count for IV....

Until now, IV is more like fun to me, but MDT is my
working horse that earns my living.

It's out of doubt that IV will eventually be better
than MDT, given the fact that 99% of developement is going into it and not into
MDT.

 

Regards,
--
Leo Laimer
Maschinen-
und Fertigungstechnik
A-4820 Bad Ischl - Austria


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No question.  It's like comparing a Rube
Goldberg designed Etch-A-Sketch to a P4 Powered Tablet PC.

 

The ease of use is a major benefit.  The
user interface is much better.  Visualizations are much easier. 
Creation of parts and assemblies is easier.  Overall I find it be a much
more user friendly program than MDT.  I'd go back kicking and
screaming.  I enjoy designing in Inventor.  I tolerate designing in
MDT.

 

If Kent chimes in and says he wouldn't go back
then I think the argument may be over <gdr>


--
Sean Dotson, PE

href="http://www.sdotson.com">http://www.sdotson.com

Check the Inventor
FAQ for most common
questions
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I
am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started
to grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple
question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with
it. I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all
keyboard entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some
compensation for these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??

Valued Contributor
rmorris
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 6 of 35 (64 Views)

Re: IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

12-03-2002 11:16 PM in reply to: zeni
We have 12 guys and ladies on IV and none would go back to MDT. We all dreed going back to update a MDT drawing. Good Luck, once you get used to it you will love IV and not want to go back.

Rob
IGC
*Streich, Keith
Message 7 of 35 (64 Views)

Re: IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

12-03-2002 11:16 PM in reply to: zeni
I miss the precise geometry snapping the most.
Example: measuring the quadrant of a hole to perpendicular edge to
measure the amount of material remaining for bolt connections.  It's just a
different animal.  Animations are one huge advantage over MDT.


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I
am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started to
grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple
question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with it.
I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all keyboard
entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some compensation for
these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??

Distinguished Contributor
jmartzig
Posts: 609
Registered: ‎12-01-2003
Message 8 of 35 (64 Views)

Re:

12-03-2002 11:16 PM in reply to: zeni
Inventor all the way! when i switched i didn't like some things about IV too. seemed like something was lacking. i still hate the measure tool, but other than that, when i go back to MDT it seems like a total bear. IV is actually fun to work with in my opinion. constraints in IV kicked MDT's butt. so much more to list. stick with inventor - you'll love it. -Joe
Active Contributor
zeni
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎08-28-2003
Message 9 of 35 (64 Views)

Re:

12-03-2002 11:18 PM in reply to: zeni
Well man I do want to use Inventor (if it is any better than mech. desktop), but so far my experience is not so pleasent. (may be it is just the inexperience). But I do need a kind of confidence at this stage by people who have used both and are know using Inventor. And I would be very greatful for any advice.
*Myers, Kim
Message 10 of 35 (64 Views)

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12-03-2002 11:30 PM in reply to: zeni
The only thing I miss about MDT is the Assembly
"intelliconstraints". Other than that IV is great. Detailing your drawing could
be a little better also. The main thing to remember is that Inventor is a
totally different animal. It's not worse than MDT as some diehard MDT people
(who don't even give it a chance say) IT'S DIFFERENT. If you keep that in mind
and use it for more than a week, you will wonder why you ever liked MDT. It may
also help if you got a day or so of some formal training.


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Inventor
all the way! when i switched i didn't like some things about IV too. seemed
like something was lacking. i still hate the measure tool, but other than
that, when i go back to MDT it seems like a total bear. IV is actually fun to
work with in my opinion. constraints in IV kicked MDT's butt. so much more to
list. stick with inventor - you'll love it. -Joe
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