I am a Certified SolidWorks Expert and have been using SW for over 11 years. My Pro/E - Creo experieince is only 4 months now, but SW beats Pro/E hands down in top down modeling, part creation and 2D Drawings hands down, in my opinion.
The Customer Service from PTC is much better than SW, but SW is intuitive, user friendly and faster to use.
Must not be if guys like you have to continually reassure yourselves by posting comments like this on a Pro/E Forum. If you like Solid works and it gets the job done for you then use it and leave real CAD to us Pro/E users. If you cant see the advantages of Pro/E then you are not using it to its potential anyway. Buy a box of crayons they are a lot cheaper than Solidworks.
In the MCAD market they have many CAD brands and have some solution to do the becnch marking like.
Number of feature.
Number of Mouse click.
The time to do unitil finish.
Do you have this info?
I used to work with SW since 1998-2003 and now working with Pro/E and I got many advantages from this CAD like a name PRo/ENGINEER.
Too bad you can't take the real facts too well. Forums like this are good for it also gives us the chance to compare competing products. Pro/E is good, but SW is faster, more productive and easier to use at this time. I am sure the programmers at PTC are trying to catch-up with their old buddies and hopefully they will.
Crayons are better than an Etch-A-Sketch for at least you can use color and see the world for what it is........
Point is, why do you Solid Works guys have to continually go to Pro/E Forums and start this discussion? This is a PTC Community made to discuss PTC products, topics, functions, and issues. We have to hear you guys in every forum created. If it was a forum called Pro/E vs. Solid Works then ok. It gets annoying, like the kid in school that had to brag about everything he had being better than yours. Just so you know, I have used both products and have even helped develop configurators for both. When you get that deep into the products you can really see the differences.
I have helped develop the last (3) releases of SolidWorks and I have been VERY deep into the product. Yes, it has pros and cons, just like Creo Elements. My comments were meant to both answer the Bloogers question as well as create an opportunity for the developers at PTC to make improvements. I do not understand peeps that slam others for being honest. Yes, this is a PTC forum, and always will be.
Don't you compare products you buy (cars, refrigerators, computers, TV's, etc.) before and after you purchase and use them? I believe there is nothing wrong with comparing the competition, for that is how I learn to design and develop better products than they have. I always keep an open mind.......
Hey, folks, no need for all the sarcasm. This topic has been discussed many times on this forum, and I'm sure it will raise its cute little head again in the future.
SW has been known since the beginning for "ease-of-use", and, in fact, ProE has adopted many interface ideas and methods from SW over the years. I have my own list of nice interface features from using SW in the past, features I would like to see in Pro.
Just to give you folks who love SW an idea of why so many of us prefer Pro, here are two of my biggies:
1. The math/modeling engine at the foundation of Pro is so much more powerful, capable and reliable. If you get into real Surface modeling and look at all the Advanced feature types like Variable Section Sweeps using trajpar and Graphs, Toroidal Bends, Spinal Bends, various blending techniques, and all the Advanced Assembly, Top-Down design and Programming capabilities, you begin to appreciate this.
2. Once you have done feature-based modeling with rigorous parent-child constraints for awhile, you really begin to appreciate the stability and editability of work created using that logic. Many of us have seen, by contrast, cases where changing something simple in a moderately complex SW assembly causes everything to "blow up" because of the lack of this rigour. For some users this "flexibility" seems like an advantage, but it can sometimes create a real time bomb.
There's more, but that's an overview.