reading the piece, it is very carefully worded.. thats an issue with
these folks..they are
addressing *parts here.
synchronous *part.... seems to be doing pretty well as far as I can
tell (and Im semi
up to speed on that).. those features are much appreciated..
especially as compared to say
Inventor for example..
assemblies, esp sycnhronous assemblies has presented a few problems,
one of their
tutorials shows how putting a cut-out through an *assy works.. but the
commands are not
avaiable to do that.. on asking, thats one of the issues they are
working on., among others.
creating the assemblies in se synch ...(steel frames with equipment
mounted).. is a whole lot
easier in se synch than in IV..by a very wide margin... also a big
deal with me that I am very happy about.
(IV has however extended capabilities, that were too complex for me
to learn esp since I dont use them).
There is no large book manual with se synch though...the thin printed
one is appreciated for its wonderful efforts at clarity, but does not
match much of the current situation... that is sorely missed.. their
help files are ...err. semi. shall we say, .. much of these
glitches stemming from their mixing of SE plain vanilla, and SE
synch.. yu see SE strategy used in a synch tutorial... the two dont
those imo will have to be fixed before se takes off.
but that serious shortcoming is made up for by a *world class help
desk, about a 1 minute wait, and the guys know thier stuff...thts is
if you purchased maintenance.
wanting to charge me extra for a wide range of serious and necessary
ad-ins that came with InventorPRO runs the tab up seriously however,
my guess they will find it necessary to tweek that approach.
(perhaps the idea is 'we have superior software so we can charge
more'... if thats it, it would be risky business in a hot economy, and
an entirely fatal approach as companies must downsize, cut costs or go
I hope se will review that policy.
Meantime I need something I can set my clients up with, with my own
macro's etc...*affordable and easy to learn and without surprises, and
good help without having to spend a couple of G's per year on a
... and with decent solids capability (TurboCAD V15 mech pro
verssion, 900 dollars retail), includes some history free direct
solids modeling, and a much simplified (with some limits) assembly
capability. . and high resolution, and display lighting and surface
treatments TurboCAD is looking good to fill that bill...especially
in the type of work I do, fitting stock parts, not machine work.
Added libraries, and capabilities, such as CAM for TC are mostly under
100 dollars. The libraries suppliment the already installed large
range of libraries. For tutoring there are a few hundred user groups
for TC, you can cut a deal with a local user for affordable tutoring
and help. .. altough my limited experience with their help desk has
not been dissapointing at all.. Im still very new with the program
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