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    1. michael79

      michael79 New Member

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      Ηello everyone,

      I am a 33 yr old mechanical engineer with 6 years of experience. I’ve studied in the UK (Bsc and Msc awarded) and so far I’ve been working as a building services design engineer.

      A friend of mine who has a solid experience in solidworks is willing to show me the software and I am determined to work hard in order to gain as much knowledge as I can.

      Which is the average time that someone needs in order to be capable of using it in a satisfactory level?He told me about 3 months but i consider that as a limited period of time.

      After that do you thing that I will manage to put my self on the market and gain a job in the field, without having any solid working experience but just a portfolio of created projects?

      Furthermore, which software do you consider as a stronger asset? Solidworks or Catia5?

      Thanks for your time and for your answers. They are very crucial for me at that point of my life!

      Michael
       
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    3. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

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      I would say that Solidworks is used by more companies. Catia is used more by large firms like aerospace. These are generalizations and exceptions certainly exist.

      Look around for job postings in the fields you are interested in. Most will list the CAD package that they prefer experience in.
       
    4. andrew_neil

      andrew_neil Active Member

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      I think a lot of things depend upon you.Personally I feel 6 months is enough for basic knowledge.
      Thanks
       

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