You may enjoy some of these exercises in 3D CAD modeling techniques. It seems apparent that many CAD jockeys have not taken any descriptive geometry classes. I introduce two 3D design techniques: Streamlined Sketching and Feature Based Modeling. They alone can increase productivity 30%.
Rarely do you see a comparison of CAD programs. Most are Pro/e clones and virtually work identically except for a few small differences.
I don't particularly care for speed comparisons of CAD systems. We don't design for speed. Design can be a time consuming process involving many considerations. But we also do not want the CAD system to get in our way and become an obstacle in our design process.
Pay attention to the stark difference in these two 3D CAD design paradigms.
Change has always been the enemy of the Pro/e clone.
If you use Creo, NX, Catia, Solidworks, Solid Edge, Inventor or any other Pro/E Clone!
Do not watch this video and do not "ever" let the boss see it!
IronCAD’s new Mechanical Add-In (IronCAD Mechanical) offers intelligent tools for fabricators such as Industry Standard fasteners, steel sections, piping, flanges, bill of material generation and much more. Because knowledge and behavior is built directly into the intelligent components, typical day-to-day tasks are much simpler and this significantly reduces design time especially for fabricators. IronCAD has announced that the base level proven functionality will be included free of charge to all customers (which includes Fasteners, Custom Holes, Bearings, Steels, O-rings, retaining rings, and Boss Threads).
Please notice that we are working in a Single Model Environment! Even without Mechanical, IronCAD is the most productive fabrication program available.
If you are interested in adding professional
hybrid modeling capabilities or looking for a new solution to
increase your productivity, take some time to download a fully
functional 30 day evaluation and play with these packages. Feel free
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