Easier to go from ProE to Solidworks than the reverse in my humble opinion. Many of the concepts are the same. Much less reliance on datum planes, sketch references and some other things than ProE. You can leave sketches not fully constrained, so be careful there. Quicker to get concept models done. In the hands of a skilled user, Solidworks can do everything ProE can do. It can do many things much easier and faster (you'll learn to like the Hole Wizard, Toolbox, and the quickness of the sketcher over ProE). Swks is much more flexible and more easily configurable than ProE.
15 years ago