What's your favorite CAD system and why (Autodesk Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, AutoCAD, Pro-E, CATIA, Unigraphics, Solidworks, etc) and what training resources have you found?
Posted on 2004-08-08
At last we have a brand new topic area for CAD! Thanks to Netminder. So to help people find it in searches and kick things off I thought I would ask what kind of CAD systems you guys are using. The hot topic where I work is CATIA V5 these days. (at an aerospace company). I am halfway started using it but still have a lot to learn to get to a level like where I was with CATIA V4 (used it for the last 12 years). I am really impressed with it, I'll just be glad when they get it perfected enough so that the new releases aren't coming out so fast as they are, it's a little disruptive. Still it's good to know that they are working constantly to improve it.
Have you found some good, free, online resources for CAD training or user-forms? Please post any good links if you have some favorites. Especially Catia V5! But others are ok if you have some, like for Autodesk stuff.