There are many reasons why someone would want this list. My own personal
reason is that as an independent contractor / consultant, I would like to
know which domestic companies that may need assistance on a project. This
can be a benefit to local companies either in my city, state (Ohio), or
For others, here are a few reasons I can think of:
* Competing software companies looking to increase sales from business
that use Pro-E, or offer complimentary products (Pro-E toolkit)
* An OEM looking for a contract manufacturing that can use the Native
Pro-E CAD files without translating to STEP/IGES.
* A mechanical design engineer looking for an industrial designer (or
the converse) to collaborate on a project using the same CAD system (joint
* An overseas company with a lower labor rate looking clients in US,
Europe, etc. that are currently outsourcing abroad.
* A staffing firm looking to recruit engineers or industrial designers
for a company that uses Pro-E and has a current opening
* An engineer or ID who is concerned about their job in the current
economy looking for a parachute in case their company downsizes. Finding a
local company would avoid the need to relocate and the candidate could focus
his/her job search as Mike (see email below) has already mentioned.
* A college graduate looking for his/her first job after using the
educational version of Pro-E.
Of course, there are other reasons as well. Those who jobs are on the line
have good reason to be concerned given the state current US, as well as the
world economy. If you find yourself out-of-work in the next few months, this
list could be of personal value.
I suggest we be civil to each other as the purpose of the forum to offer
assistance to each other. However, I also believe one should be free to
voice concerns about a list of Pro-E users that could have the potential to
adversely affect their company. It is a balancing act when working with
these types of requests.