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Switching to SolidWorks from Creo

Question asked by Kevin Hansen on Jul 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2017 by Deepak Gupta

In a couple of months, my company will be switching from Creo to Solidworks. I've been here using Creo/Pro-E for 20 years. So... what can you tell me about it? What should I be aware of? What will I need to know or do?


I'm leaving this a little vague, because I don't want to influence everybody towards a certain kind of answer. But I will say we haven't used PDM with Creo, but will be on PDM with SolidWorks. At our division, we have two engineers and four designers. A couple of us use FEA, but mostly the designers just model parts and make assemblies and drawings.


The decision was made at the corporate level to (1) save a boatload of money, and (2) bring most of the company onto the same platform. I have my frustrations with Creo, but I've been hearing rumors about functionality that I'm going to lose, and it's making me nervous.