Your software sucks. I have been using UG II through NX 10, and it blows your crap out of the water. Stop with the sketching crap. Make it usable. Unfortunately, my new company uses Solidworks.
So does you comment software.
Gee I use both NX & Solidworks & I say the same thing about NX. To say Solidworks sucks at sketching & NX blows it out of the water is funny. How does NX handle silhouette edges if you need to add a sketch relation to the side of a cylinder or even add a collinear relation the the edge of that cylinder. They can't do it.True there are ways around it in NX but SW does it without extra steps or geometry to create. Same goes for adding interpart relations between parts. In NX you have to create additional geometry to keep things linked together. Solidworks does it without the extra steps & don't even start with the horrible drafting part of NX. So everyone has their opinion about differences in programs both good & bad.
Anna Wood wrote:
Anna Wood wrote:
I think that comet had something to do with them going extinct.
Much like all burning bags of dog turds.... you don't stick around to see the results!
Solidworks, like any other CAD tool, is just a tool. It does things great (like sketching IMHO)... but you have to learn it and in some cases you may have to do things differently (OH MY). Those who cannot adapt and learn, Bitch. I guess we know which side the fence you're on.
I used Unigraphics (before it became NX) and Pro/E (before Creo) and SW blows them away with all the easy stuff and doing work on a day to day basis stuff
Glenn Schroeder wrote: So the OP hasn't logged in here since the day he posted this. I think it's safe to say he's a "one and done."
Glenn Schroeder wrote:
So the OP hasn't logged in here since the day he posted this. I think it's safe to say he's a "one and done."
I'm sure the OP would love to comment again, but since the forum is also a 5-dimensional pile of suck to the nth degree, he just can't:
I love these drive by shooting comments having a moan about things that SolidWorks actually does well
I once employed a designer who came from a medical device manufacturer that used NX. He had a trial for 3 months. He whinged and moaned constantly for 3 months saying SolidWorks couldn't do this and it couldn't do that compared to NX. Each time we patiently showed him how. After 3 months left to become a design advisor for a government agency. The very same agency that told me in 1998 that I had made a huge mistake investing in SolidWorks instead of IDEAS....
Takes about 3 months of day to day use to commit something to muscle memory and not feel "awkward". After that, there are still areas of the software you may not be aware of that would make life easier. AutoCAD and other 3D CAD users would complain in the early days of SolidWorks that there wasn't a "delete/erase" command, not realizing you use the "delete" key on the keyboard.
I used NX (at a medical company) daily for four years and for the kind of work I was doing it was much less efficient. The sketcher is mentioned because that's an important part of the software that gets used in every model, pretty much before you do anything else. Assembly mates/contraints is another area SolidWorks shines compared to NX.
"Kitty Dump" - SWIFT - "Dumpty Dump" ?
I Hate NX8.5 but NX10...I don't know...
Like how much money is a seat of NX?
SW is 9k don't ya?
I was told mid-teens. (I don't know why the salesman wouldn't give me an actual quote.)
NX is anywhere between 15k & 25k depending on what modules you get plus 4300 yearly maintenance or can go yearly as a subscription around 8200.00 a year which includes maintenance so ya have to mortgage the house & boat plus both 1st born kids to get it
It looks like you gotta give an arm and a leg for NX but maybe just a leg for SW?
Holy cow! my kinds.....
Maybe its better now but here are some NX annual maintenance costs from 2004 per module. New license are probably 3 times these numbers. And maybe they have come down on the price over the years.
NX Gateway: $420
NX Drafting: $684
NX Solid Modeling: $648
NX Feature Modeling: $408
NX Geometric Tolerancing: $600
NX Photo: $588
NX Assemblies: $708
NX Advanced Assemblies: $696
NX User defined features: $360
NX DXF/DWG translator: $960
NX IGES Translator: $1188
NX Mold Wizard: $2400
NX FEA+ : $3408
I mean if the OP was postulating that Solidworks Simulation handles orbital thermal scenarios like a child compared to NX Space Systems Thermal then I'd be listening.
Although I think we were quoted approx 100,000euro for that whole package. So it was solidworks and excel for me lols.
The history of SolidWorks (IMHO) from 1993 to 2019:
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