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Author: stevieb92
Time: 11/25/02 11:04 PST
This is a reply to message no. 10028 by gman535
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AutoCAD vs. ProEng.
I am a junior at PSU majoring in MET.  I have used AutoCAD for 4 years on the job and Pro/E for about 3 years in college.  AutoCAD is a great 2D design tool, however 3D is tedious and cumbersome.  Pro/E on the other hand is a very powerful 3D design and analysis tool that has an abundance of features.  AutoCAD does not compare to Pro/E, in any sense of the word.  It is like comparing apples and oranges.  Pro/E is difficult to learn, but once you become familiar with its logic, you should have no problem.  I also have about 2 years experience with Solidworks on the job.  Solidworks is by far easier to learn than Pro/E, with almost as many features as Pro/E.  Solidworks is a very user friendly package and costs considerably less than Pro/E, but at the loss of some of the more advanced analysis tools.
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