An industrial designer does a write-up on four well-known packages.

  • HeyLow@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    4 months ago

    After years of getting sick of all the forced sign in, always requiring internet, only cloud saving, requiring a the cloud to convert my projects to a simple stl. I switched from f360 to Siemens solid edge 2024, it’s been a learning curve but at least I can use it offline and it doesn’t require me to sign into any bullshit

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      4 months ago

      I used it on my last project. It was a very, very simple part, but the workflow was nice. A few more clicks for some operations than other apps, but some decent ideas as well. As a noob I liked the tool search function.

      For non commercial use, I’m surprised it’s not more popular.

  • Dem Bosain@midwest.social
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    4 months ago

    Whatever you do, do NOT pirate this software

    Talking about NX. I worked at a place that used UG and then NX. They had a specific supplier that could provide CAD data for their parts as native NX data. Things were fine for a while, but after a software update, designers started getting a weird error telling them to call a specific phone number. That number went to an anti-piracy department at Siemens. The data from the supplier was made with pirated software, and it was slowly infecting the parts database whenever it was used in an assembly.

    As far as I know it didn’t really do anything else, so they just started ignoring the “error”.

    • wjrii@lemmy.worldOPM
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      4 months ago

      Yeah, generally these folks are not messing around. PTC/DAE/Autodesk/Siemens are huge and will enforce their agreements. I think several Youtubers started getting calls from License reps about their use of Fusion or OnShape in their videos, and horror stories are not hard to find on the internet. I had a work friend who burned out very quickly working for our Software Audit division.

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    17 days ago

    All the positives he has to say about NX could be said about any direct modeling program with robust surfacing tools. Personally I abhor NX and anything it does well I could do better in VISI and at speeds NX could only have wet dreams about.