free pro/e

i know this somewhat elementary but i'm going back to finish my M.E. degree next fall and i wanted to keep up on my CAD skills. Does anyone know where i can get a pro/e tutorial and a version that i can practice with? we had a couple projects in pro/e when i left school but i'm afraid i've forgotten everything. i guess solidworks would be ok but our program pushes pro/e. i've tried a couple p2p downloads but i cant get one without a virus.

thanks mike

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You should be able to get a student version from PTC. Not free, but a lot cheaper than a full up commercial version. If you have any universities in your area you might be able to talk to their ME faculty and see if you can use one of their cluster computers.

That would be illegal, of course. There are cracked Pro/E copies circulating on the 'net but it's difficult and dangerous (to your computer) trying to find them and make them work.


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Tom Sanderson

I was in a similar position where I needed to learn CAD for a new job. A few companies like solidworks have 30 day trials and those are pretty helpful. Most of the trials also come with tutiorials to walk you through a design. I have used Inventor, Solidworks, ProE and a few others in recent years. From what I have found, if you can work one CAD program proficiently then you can pick up any of the others fairly quickly. Obviously a few details change, but the concept of all of the programs stays the same and in recent years they have all started competing closely with eachother on the user interfaces.

and as far as p2p goes (and it is probably wrong for me to say it), if you are going to download large files, use bittorrent. I had more than a few classmates who got working, virus free versions of their programs so they could work at home. However, if you can afford the student version then that is the guaranteed way to go...

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i checked out the site you suggested and found a manual for . i think that is what i was looking for.

thanks, mike

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