i have more interest in automobile parts design ( mostly engine design ) i learnt Creo, Solidwoks, Catia. some body suggest me to chose solidworks or catia ? because i heard the these two software were mostly using in automobile industries, and please remember am trying jobs at European countries and canada so tell which will be good to choose
Note; i have one year experienced product design ( plastic ) in NX
We were always told to learn CATIA for automotive industry during my years of study. A couple of years ago I overheard that the Volkswagen group switched to some other software because Dassault representatives displayed arrogance during negotiations. For example, they always traveled by helicopter :). Unfortunately I can't recall which software they switched to for sure, but I think it was Autodesk inventor.
I know for a fact that one german company that designs car body parts for BMW uses CATIA in combination with IGES files exported from CREO.
I actually never heard that some company in automotive industry uses Solidworks. Which is a shame in my opinion. I hope someone will prove me wrong in this matter.
So can i choose catia ? But i found mechanism and rendering is awkward in catia
Yes, mechanisms can be really frustrating. Defining joints after you defined constraints is a very time consuming task. But CATIA it is still very common in automotive industry. But the emphasis is on surface design. Maybe you could concentrate on surface design in catia, and use some other software for mechanism design. You can always export the parts from catia to other platforms with .STP, or .IGS file formats.