We are considering the purchase of either Solidworks Composer or ISO Draw. Does anyone know the pros and cons of each? Thanks. Sam
I like to pit the different packages against each other. Their salesmen will always tell you the great things about their own packages. Ask them to compare theirs to the competitor and take good notes. They will tell you the "cons" for the other packages. Be sure to get both vendors to do this, then ask them to explain the shortcomings as pointed out by their competitor. It is quite revealing and quite the sport. Be sure to make a big batch of popcorn!
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I have used ISO Draw in the past to convert 3D art to 2D line art.
But just heard about Solidworks Composer. I like ISO Draw and how easy it is to convert to line art. And very complex 3D come over in a few minutes and look very nice.
I just don't know anything about Composer so thought I would ask in this forum. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Sam, have you run a search on this forum for Composer? Perhaps you can take advantage of John Stoltzfus efforts here: Forum SEARCH RETURNS - Over 189,000 Search Returns - 120 Categories - Excel (6/10/2020) Updated "API - Appearances & Bug" Searches
I use Composer daily. I have never used ISO draw. I do enjoy all the different file formats that will direct import into Composer.
Thank you Wayne. This is some of the info I am looking for.
So have you ever taken a 3D image and converted it to line art using Composer? What are your thoughts? Pros? Cons?
Do you mean something like this?
Yes, exactly. What do you like, dislike about Compser and converting to line art?
It is very easy to do this. You set up your composer view to your liking and save out as an svg file. You can add event links so when some one clicks on an object it will go over to another page. It is easy to update so you can start on the work instructions at the same time the new design is taking place and is not complete. It works great for us here at the Super K.
I neither use one of them; however, I'd rather pick the one from SW for better compatibility
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