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    Discussion in 'Creo or Pro/Engineer' started by LinkedIn Gopher, May 12, 2010.

    1. LinkedIn Gopher

      LinkedIn Gopher Little furry chap

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      I am a designer who switched from Solidworks to Pro_e Wildfire 4 and would not go back. I design Molds and Automation equipment and Pro-e's ability to work cleanly with non native data amazes me
       
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    3. LinkedIn Gopher

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      Re: I Switched from Solidworks to Pro/E and would not go bac

      Yes...very true for me too...initially i found it difficult to fight with the ProE menu...now got addicted....
       
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      Pro/E user since 1993

      What I have seen of SW did not impress me; true, it appears easier to use, but it seems that by saving a few weeks off the learning curve the ability to model exactly what you need to in an elegant manner has been sacrificed. Comments from ex-SW users?

      Scott Lee, PE
       
    5. HKiwi

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      Does Pro/E have a feature to calculate the environmental effects of materials and the energy impact, like what SW does?
       
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      for so many years product design, does environmental effects really use in design?, can you give some example Hkiwi
       
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      If you are asking if the environmental effects are calculated during the design stage, then it has been stated that 80% of the product's environmental footprint is determined in the design stage. The design stage is important to determine that the product can be easily dissassembled and upgradable for new parts, has a recyclable structure and joining design, has outdoor readability, and meets ergonomic and user interface standards. All these requirements are only a few of some eco-label criteria that is required to be considered during the product's design and development stage.
       
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      Hi Hkiwi , I know the important of environment effects , and it need analysys , like moldflow, but i don't know how to do it, i think that is why i am in the low level of design stage, so can you give a example of design product, i want to know the direction to improve, thanks for sharing
       
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      There are many programs you can learn to use in order to design more environmentally friendly products. The most well known programs are SimaPro LCA Software, SolidWorks Sustainability, Sustainable Minds, and Product Ecology. Usually they would calculate the carbon effects, life cycle analysis, water and energy usage when you imput some information about the product..like the materials you used and the production process.
       
    10. szmunan

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      I am very familar to both, 4 years on SW, and 6 years on Proe. I think Proe is more complicated than SW for a new designer. But if you already understand how to create a 3D model, that will be no difference. Just different approaches.

      But the attractive thing in SW is that the indent feature is very useful, Proe can not reach this with a simple step. The another amazing thing is that SW can build mutiple-solid parts in one part, it is very helpful to build a complicated assembly, but in Proe, you have to publish and copy the geometry to reach this function.

      Actually Proe is more powerful in surface design, that can beat any software.
       
    11. dee123p

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      which is better proe or sw?pls answer me
       

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