From the responses I received, I should probably clarify a few things:
So I am just suggesting before sending parts out for fabricationthat people model them within reason so they can be modified without waisting another engineer's time torecreate them. Earilier this year, I previously inherited some SolidWorks parts from an engineer who leftto take a job with another company. Unlike Pro/E which uses "weak" dimensions in sketches, SolidWorks permits more sloppy practices in sketches where sketches can be created without any dimensions. In the entire part with hundreds of sketches, very few sketches had any type of dimension and they were not even splines. I spend hours redefining the sketchs so I could modify a part that should have only taken minutes to update. This cost the company in both time & money as several parts were like this in the assembly. So is it really a personal problem if I am annoyed by sloppy modeling practices where someone should have known better, or at least asked for help?
So the point isthat engineers / designersshould use good modeling practices for the benefit of yourfuture predecessor or clients. If you are designing lots of sheetmetal parts formed on a break press and do not know how to use the sheetmetal module, then ask for training.
BTW, my boss was let go a few weeks ago, and mytemporary boss is in agreement with me as he feels it wastes him time as well.
These are valid points. It's a good reminder that our work will often be continued by someone else. The models should be robust enough to support efficient and accurate modifications. For that reason, it's prefferable to have standards and best practices in place but this isn't easy to enforce when you are sharing design responsibilities with othercompanies or contractors.
I've seen people do similar things becuase they were much more comfortable with one Pro/E module than another.