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3d Parametric Modelling.

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    Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,671 mod kadman


    I,d be interested in knowing what people think is the most widely
    used 3D Parametric Modelling software in use today in general.

    I,m considering up skilling my existing cad knowledge, hence the question.
    Most probably orientated towards the manufacturing area.

    Thanks in advance,

    kadman


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  • I've mostly used Solidworks, 3 companies, ProE, 1 place, and this other program I'd never heard of before or since, 1 place.




  • CatFromHue wrote: »
    I've mostly used Solidworks, 3 companies, ProE, 1 place, and this other program I'd never heard of before or since, 1 place.

    Thanks.

    Would it be fair to say that your use would be predominatly for
    engineering single part use. Please correct me if i,m wrong

    Thanks

    Tim




  • I would have used it for both parts and assemblies




  • So design the each individual part, and then add them together to make an assemby.

    Once the parts become an assembly, do they still collectively have Parametric abilities,
    whereby editing one part, then the whole assembly updates to suit, or does the assembly have to be
    disassembled into parts, then the part edited, and then reassembled into an assembly.

    Thanks.

    For joinery or shopfitting, or cabinetwork, does any cad package stand apart from the rest,
    in that it can give individual part construction drawings and details.

    Thanks




  • Yeah once you make an assembly you can still edit the parts.

    I'm not sure about what program would be best for joinery or shopfitting.

    This is a free program if you're working with assemblies of less than 60 parts that might be of use

    http://www.ptc.com/cad/elements-direct/modeling/express


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  • kadman wrote: »
    So design the each individual part, and then add them together to make an assemby.

    Once the parts become an assembly, do they still collectively have Parametric abilities,
    whereby editing one part, then the whole assembly updates to suit, or does the assembly have to be
    disassembled into parts, then the part edited, and then reassembled into an assembly.

    Thanks.

    For joinery or shopfitting, or cabinetwork, does any cad package stand apart from the rest,
    in that it can give individual part construction drawings and details.

    Thanks

    There are plenty out there but I have only used Solidworks and Inventor but I find Solidworks more user friendly.

    For assemblies you can create one standalone part and bring it in to an assembly and create individual parts which are relevant to the initial parent part. Parts created in assemblies are adaptive and so any change made to the individual part, which can be done within the assembly environment or on the indivdual part itself, is linked back to the final assembly.

    There are plenty of tutorial videos on YouTube also to help you with any issues. If you have repeat parts or parts which are similar but different it's easy to create a part once and from that create various configurations of that part.


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