I came upon this article!
King Creo—PTC Crowns Top CAD User
They describe a
contest to create the above part in less than 20 minutes. They tout
this as "Test Your Design Skills"! I hardly think converting a
drawing to a model is testing your design skills.
Creo Battle Royale
You can see the drawing in the
article. Give it a try before you read the rest of this article.
They describe a fellow that sat in his hotel room and practiced
and practiced creating, uh, sketching this model. He is the adult
(well over 40) BSME with a "CAD
BOY" T-shirt. Oh my, has the engineer changed. I remember my early
days of drafting. The difference between draftsman and engineer was
that the engineer wore a tie.
Back to the contest.
Ah, I said to myself, a chance to show these Creo guys how
much more productive my software is!!
So I went to it. Hmmm,
this is not going very fast, as I started dragging and dropping
shapes out of IronCAD. I had to bite the bullet and admit that the
best way to create this part was sketching
OH, THE HUMANITY!!!
It took me awhile to discover this was not 3D modeling it was an
exercise in sketching!
HOW FAST CAN YOU CREATE TWO
Not being the
best sketcher I had to do it a couple of times and had it down to 10
minutes. I said "Good gawd who cares!!".
Now Creo (Pro/e) has
probably the very best sketching process, since it developed this
overly complex, time consuming constrained sketching in 1988. Can you
believe it is 2019, 31 years later and we are still using this
convoluted dated paradigm? What's worse it has become the de facto
standard with all of the other popular 3D CAD packages being nothing but Creo clones. We have the complete industry now based on this idiotic
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Here are the two sketches in IronCAD.
can see I rarely sketch fillets so I had to put them in later. I
really couldn't care less about this contest, it really is somewhat
misleading and a waste of time. It is really nothing more than how
fast someone can sketch and does not reflect the use of the product
I was going to do this in ZW3D, but sketching is
I have quite a few actual exercises on 3D
Modeling Techniques. I do not promote speed just productivity. My
modeling techniques are much simpler, more productive and straight
forward as compared to the sketching world according to the Solidworks
clones. I have coined these: Streamlined Sketching and Feature Based
Modeling. We also offer the added flexibility of smart or primitive shapes that cut
the design time by easily 30% over sketching only.
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So there you go. This is what PTC passes off as design software
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consuming and overpriced sketching program.
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