I have 2 years experience in solidworks, I just got hired by a company using Inventor. Will it be easy for me to get into Inventor?
I think if you go over the tutorials and practice and repeat you will get it.
Maxim, I found myself in a situation similar to what you described. I took a job doing Inventor where both the guy hiring me and I thought it would be straight forward. For the most part it was, but you have to do a little expectation management and explain that while you will pick things up quickly, it will take some extra time for you to figure out how things translate from one package to the next and that for a while, you should work closely with someone to have them check your work. You should also emphasize to your boss how important it is for you to get access to a copy of the software to use at home so that you can go through the tutorials and familiarize yourself and go exploring and if it's a long term position, the 5-day class is not a waste of money.
Finally, you've got to learn some humility because for a while, you won't be as good as you think you are now...and while it's a good idea ot make spreadsheet of things you like and hate about Inventor-helps you think in terms of processes instead of features-don't leave it open on your desktop when you go to get a cup of coffee.
My boss explained to me since im going through an contract to hire position he doesn't want to take the risk of training me for inventor. That it costs a lot of money to do so.
So why can't i leave it open when i go fo coffee?
Similar situation except not to hire, cant wait to get back to SW.
Is inventor that bad? O.o what if after a week i decide to tell my boss SW is easier to model in, do you think he'll fire me...
***any free online training courses?
Lots of people use Inventor & love it. If you had started with Inventor & switched to SW you would probably be asking the same about SW.
Keep an open mind and learn and use Inventor for what it is ... just a tool to get a job done ... just like SW.
Make sure you rule the tool, don't let the tool rule you.
Loads of tutorials at
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