What competition?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by John Layne, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. John Layne

    John Layne Guest

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    Cam J Guest

    Cam J, Apr 14, 2005
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    John Layne Guest

    Just gettin' Google to send me daily news on SolidWorks.

    This particular news is something of a worry. If Catia has "matured" and
    there is more competition in the mid range i.e. SolidWorks. Then how can
    SolidWorks afford to make upgrades to the software?

    A company I'm currently contracting to is thinking about dropping their
    subscription / maintenance after the final SP for 2005. Where will the
    madness end? I personally want continued improvement, (not at the cost
    of stability)

    John Layne
    John Layne, Apr 14, 2005
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    Jeff Howard Guest

    ... I personally want continued improvement, (not at the cost of

    We want web noodles, we want web noodles, ..... 8~)
    Jeff Howard, Apr 14, 2005
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    jon_banquer Guest


    The only way you will get real continued improvement is if SolidWorks
    competitors get stronger and start taking SolidWorks sales away /
    removing SolidWorks seats.

    UGS has finally decided where the market really is. The market will be
    less UG sales and many more seats of SolidEdge sold. I feel UGS is
    *finally* doing their part. Look at what UGS has focused on in the last
    few releases for SolidEdge... vastly improved surfacing tools, large
    scale assembly handling, better 2D to 3D, better tools for dealing with
    imported geometry. However, IMO the SolidEdge UI still blows and UGS
    still has not done what I and many others believe is a must... allow
    wireframe geometry to be created and edited (native and non-native) in
    model and assembly.

    PTC is doing what needs to be done to make Pro/E Wildfire more user
    friendly and to make Pro/Wildfire readily available for those who wish
    to learn it without going through the student purchase bullshit. I
    posted a link to what PTC is offering a few days ago. SolidWorks,
    SolidEdge AND VX should all be following PTC's lead.

    Why not try VX and see the technology SolidWorks is so badly missing ?
    If you like VX, add it to your tool box and start talking about why you
    had to go the VX route here.

    Being a SolidWorks product loyalist, and all the bitching in the world
    about how crappy SolidWorks is, in certain areas, has proven not to

    Why not do something that does work.... start using another tool and
    get others to do the same !!!

    I think that tool should be VX. You may feel that tool should be Pro/E
    Wildfire or SolidEdge or ? I'd say Autodesk Inventor but I don't have
    much respect for Autodesk, it's newsgroups and how they censor them, or
    many of their loyalist users.

    I did like Domenic Gallello but he's long gone. Brenda Disher was also
    first rate. Buzz Kross... forget it.

    jon_banquer, Apr 15, 2005
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    Cliff Guest

    Still totally clueless <sigh>

    <snip idiotic ranting>
    Cliff, Apr 15, 2005
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    Cliff Guest


    Still banned, eh?
    How many places does that make? More than a dozen?
    Cliff, Apr 15, 2005
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    John Layne Guest

    My clients use SolidWorks therefore I use SolidWorks. Or I sit in the
    street and with a sign around my neck saying "Will work for food"

    Even then, having said that, for the most part I'm very happy with
    SolidWorks --- or will be after SP4????

    Wouldn't mind having a look at Pro E, since I could probably get some
    work with that knowledge! Not sure the same would apply to VX as I'm not
    sure it even has a reseller in New Zealand.
    John Layne, Apr 15, 2005
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    John Layne Guest

    Forgot to ask does VX have its own newsgroup, or do all it's users hang
    out here?
    John Layne, Apr 15, 2005
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    Dan Bovinich Guest

    This particular news is something of a worry. If Catia has "matured" and
    By the thousands of companies that faithfully pay their
    subscription/maintenance services to SW???
    Dan Bovinich, Apr 15, 2005
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    jon_banquer Guest

    VX has it's own Web Forum but it's closed. I'm trying very hard to
    change this. :>)

    I like open forums.

    jon_banquer, Apr 15, 2005
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    jon_banquer Guest

    No need to feel alone in this regard. I'm not sure if VX has a reseller
    in Arizona or in Southern California. :>)

    It would not be a good move to buy VX and expect to get work from
    others using VX. One would most likely starve to death.

    You buy VX when you want powerful hybrid modeling tools that work far
    better than Solidworks's tools and you don't care about buying what the
    vast majority have... you just want great tools at a great price and
    you want to have fun modeling again / for the first time.

    VX is so much fun to use cause it works so well. :>)

    jon_banquer, Apr 15, 2005
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    Cliff Guest

    Want in, eh?

    Buy & actually use their software.
    But you'd probably get chucked right out anyway. Just
    like always.
    Cliff, Apr 15, 2005
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    Cliff Guest

    Get a slinky or Etch-A-Sketch or MagnaDoodle or Silly Putty
    or something.
    Cliff, Apr 15, 2005
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    jon_banquer Guest


    Download VX and try it and see how much more powerful and enjoyable VX
    is to use than SolidWorks is. If you have a question, post it here or
    at www.cadchat.com in the VX Forum.
    IMO, VX is a much better idea :>)

    jon_banquer, Apr 15, 2005
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    haulin79 Guest

    VX doesn't really need a newsgroup because whenever you don't know how
    to do something, you just call your VX application engineer and he
    tells you how to do it.

    Since VX is a small company, VX application engineers are your direct
    resource, there is no reseller in the middle to get in the way of
    direct communication.
    haulin79, Apr 15, 2005
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    John Layne Guest

    If VX doesn't need a newsgroup, why are you posting in here?
    John Layne, Apr 15, 2005
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    wurz Guest

    Poor mans Powershape
    wurz, Apr 15, 2005
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    wurz Guest

    ....but I-DEAS NX11 is a hybrid modeller - have you used it?
    wurz, Apr 15, 2005
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    haulin79 Guest

    Because I use SolidWorks too.
    haulin79, Apr 16, 2005
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