View Full Version : solidworks v inventor
23rd Aug 2006, 10:27 am
have been using solidworks, want to try inventor9never seen it) love using 3d, can anyone tell me what is the best software and what iis the difference between them. can someone who can use solidworks find it easy to use inventor?
23rd Aug 2006, 09:38 pm
I have seen both in action and for ease of use and selling the most it's Inventor, SolidWorks is a good program but Inventor is Great. :) sorry but im an Inventor Fan :lol:
23rd Aug 2006, 10:55 pm
24th Aug 2006, 12:53 am
:D Glad to see you back Nick :lol:
1st Sep 2006, 05:16 pm
I learned Inventor and Solidworks simultaineously and I completed identical projects with both systems. I prefer inventor. It is easier to use, the menus are less complicated, and the interface is more intuitive. I can make the same part in inventor in 2/3 the time it would take me in solidworks. I also have heard that inventor does better with large (1000+ parts) assemblies. Solidworks on the otherhand is more robust. It has much better surfacing tools and does infinitly better with organic shapes. I have not used inventor v11 so I can't comment on some of the new features like configurations.
For me I prefer inventor. I may change my mind if I worked with Solidworks more but in the time I had using both, I found inventor to be better suited to my method of working and thinking.
To sum up, If you need a system for doing complex shapes for areospace, automotive or industrial design, go with solidworks. If you want a system that is easier to use, can get the work done quicker, and you are designing sheetmetal or machined parts, go with Inventor.
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