Hi, I have passed corses of CAD and Advanced CAD, and now I know two softwares: Solidworks and Creo Parametric.
I wanted to know which one is mostly used in industry and is it OK to work with ONE software as a freelancer(it is always useful to master in one, yeah?)??
Solidworks is definitely much better than creo. Having knowledge of both of course is always helpful. As for industry use, Solidworks is becoming more widely used than creo because creo is too expensive and is more cumbersome when it comes to doing simple modeling. Solidworks also has better FEA and dynamic simulation capabilities than creo does.
If you're considering which CAD system to use, it depends on the application. If you're doing 'top down' design, such as in an automotive company CREO (Pro-E) is superior. It is stable. On the other hand if you work for a small company and the model files are relatively small SW is fine. SW is not great for large assemblies.
SW will solve your problems in your design process within LIMITS. You can not work with large assemblies, you can not design high quality surfaces, you can not manage your design in a Disciplinedly. Other hand Creo Parametric (or its Old Name is Pro Engineer) is the first parametric featured based CAD design program in the world also it's doing this very well.
My recommendation will be to do some more research for you about Creo Parametric, specially Creo Parametric 4.0.
Hi Hrachya Grigoryan
I feel both a softwares are very useful and user friendly softwares, but initial stage proe is some what difficult on same time solidworks is very simple on in initial stage users
the simulation purpose the solidworks is very simple on but my area of die casting CREO is very useful
I have used Pro/E (Creo) for almost 14 years since 2000i version. Solid works for 3 years. I would say Solidworks is very flexible to work with. Making models and drawings are breeze.
But Creo has it's own strength areas. I feel sketching, constraints in Creo is better. Associative section views is something Creo is very strong. I feel Creo is better suited for machine design with complex assemblies.
Measuring in assembly/part mode in Creo is very reliable compared to solidworks.
Even though creo is a difficult to handle in some areas. I personally feel Creo is a better tool to handle large assembly design than SolidWorks.
I've been using Pro/E and Creo for 17 years and I've just started learning Solidworks recently.
I'm just so used to PTC that I can do stuff with my eyes closed. I find Solidworks a chore, but it's much more to do with just being so used to using PTC software and being able to do stuff very quickly rather than shortcomings with Solidworks. A lot of it comes down to what you are used to so i think people automatically saying Solidworks or Pro/E is better is highly subjective.
I have been teaching myself Solidworks by duplicating files i have created in Pro/E using exactly the same methods of creation, using the same features. The one thing that did strike me is how much larger the Solidworks files are. I recently created a model using family tables in CREO 2 and then duplicated the model exactly in Solidworks 2014. (the only difference being the way Solidworks Design Tables differ from Family tables in Pro/E.
The size of the purged files in creo was 9.5Mb
In Solidworks 2014, the same model was 37.8Mb
How is that even possible?