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?
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.
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.
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.