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Designers/Detailers

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Designers/Detailers

Off topic, so I apologise.
Do you use your design resource as 'cradle to grave' designers? Or, do you
have designers design stuff, then detailers finish the (slightly nebulous)
stuff off?

I know in the early days of Pro/E, one of the selling points was that you
didn't need detailers, because 'the drawing comes free' - but we all know
that producing proper, detailed drawings is a skill in itself (especially
with the detail part of Pro/E - sorry, couldn't resist a dig).
So, where do you draw the line between the person coming up with the great
idea and the person producing the data needed to make it a commercial
reality?

Thanks for reading,


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RE: Designers/Detailers

Back in the good ole days we had engineers, designers, drafters and
checkers. Now I'm a one stop shop at my work place. I even have to check my
own drawings sometimes.



John Neilson

CMC of Georgia

Engineering Dept.



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RE: Designers/Detailers

The designer takes the design all the way through in my company. In my
eyes the drawing takes a very small percentage of time in light of the
whole process. This is not to say it is no just as important as any
other part of the process. It is very important for the designer to
think the design all the way through.

Regards,



David Silorey
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RE: Designers/Detailers

Can a price be put on my valuable skills, lol? Besides being a design
engineer, I'm also the Windchill/Intralink 8 admin, computer/network
technician, manufacturing consultant, sometimes laser programmer/brakeman's
helper/grinder/welder/assembler and I've been known to mop the bathroom
floor on occasion.



John Neilson

CMC of Georgia

Engineering Dept.



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RE: Designers/Detailers

Heck no

You have model check, spell check, grammar check, etc. So you are a slave to a computer.
Doesn't that just give you the warm fuzzies.
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RE: Designers/Detailers

In my mind, Pro/Detail (or what ever it is called) gets the award for the
most improved module of Pro/E. It used to be like pulling teeth to get a
decent looking drawing out of Pro. One company I was with (on Rev 13 I
believe) went so far as to set up the views on the drawings and then export
the drawings to AutoCAD for detailing. Now the drawing package is actually
pretty nice. I don't do my own drawings much any more, but when I did I
could churn out drawings quickly and consistently. I haven't heard whether
Wildfire messed up any of the progress they had made on the drawing package.



Erik Olsen



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