ProE has been the tool of choice for us for many years. Due to our IT, we are still stuck in Windchill 9.1 Creo/Element (AKA WF5). We are getting pressure from various R&D and some thru acquisition that want to start supporting Solidworks. We have folks that are importing Solidworks files into ProE so that can load into our Windchill. This issue has been brewing and I don't think by saying you have to use ProE is going to solve this.
I am sure I am not the only one who is facing this problem. Our IT told us that we will not be moving to Windchill 10.X/Creo X by the end of next year at the earliest. Therefore I am stuck in this environment where people are doing their own thing anyway.
1) We have one supplier that will use ProE (Creo 3) but that does us no good.
2) companies that we acquired, will not stop to learn ProE when most of their existing designs are done in Solidworks.
3) Unite Technology would be nice to support muti-CAD environment but we are min a year away (if we're lucky)
4) many of the college students that are hired all have Solidworks experience, although we provide them with PTCU for training.
Now you know the rest of the story....For those who are facing the same dilemma, what's your thought?