Many moons ago, I started learning SolidWorks and AutoCAD at the same time. Coming from Computer Vision 4 (d'oh! now you know how old I am...), I chose to concentrate my efforts on SolidWorks & 3D design & never looked back.
I'm currently working for a company that creates drawings, similar to electrical schematics & flow charts, to express a logic system used with safety interlock equipment. What I hope to accomplish is the following:
- Create a library of drag & drop blocks (icons) that have connection points. (think Visio).
- Create automation tools that might count/itemize the blocks and report a BOM type of chart that would indicate what products are needed to complete the scheme.
- Provide these tools (with free DraftSight) to our sales people & customers.
- Anything else that might help automate the process & educate our customers.
I'm not expecting anyone to do my work, but I'll take any time saving tips regarding block creation (meta-data use included), what key words to search on, etc. I'm just looking for a nudge in the right direction, since I've managed to avoid most Autodesk products during my career! I'm choosing this path, of course, because of the free DraftSight license. I want to empower our customers with these tools to hopefully increase our market visibility, and increase sales.
Wish me luck & thanks in advance for any responses!