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mahe318
mahe318 • Mar 28, 2009

Software for mechanical engineers

I am 2nd year B tech and I have decided to go for MS from US universities .
I want to know which Soft-wares to Learn in Mechanical Specially Design field .
I have heard about Pro E and Catia or Auto-CAD

I need a list of S/w which I could learn till my B tech degree .

I also want to know A good Magazine (Indian) for Mechanical Engi. related to Automobiles from where I could learn the various automobile features .

Thank You .
gohm
gohm • Mar 28, 2009
Re: Softwares For Mechanical (Design)

If you are looking for auto design software, do a quick search. There is a thread where I listed some. Hopefully a more local CE can help you with the magazine question.

https://www.crazyengineers.com/forum...ing/15243-car-brake-system-how-improve-2.html
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Mar 28, 2009
Re: Softwares For Mechanical (Design)

The softwares you have listed are fine. Add Ansys to the list.
There is a magazine called Automotive Engineering published by SAE. You could become a member if your college has an SAE student wing and the magazine will be provided to you free of cost.
gohm
gohm • Mar 28, 2009
Re: Softwares For Mechanical (Design)

Do they publish an Indian version of AE or is it the same version?
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Mar 28, 2009
Re: Softwares For Mechanical (Design)

It is the same version. SAE international publication. The postage stamp is of Switzerland.
gohm
gohm • Mar 28, 2009
Ok, that being the case as a member you can also read them online too, all three publications. (you only get one of the three in hard copy with membership)
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Mar 28, 2009
Yep you can. Aerospace and Off Highway are the other two.
g_rakesh2
g_rakesh2 • Mar 29, 2009
first learn MATLAB which is the most important software its not design software but if you are for higher studies then you must be proficient with it...
Dan68
Dan68 • Apr 5, 2009
For design i have used solidworks i find it easy to learn and user friendly and as a uni student we got sponsorship copies for a FSAE team. Automobile books that are good is milliken race car dynamics. Also as a sort of technical feature interesting point of view there is a magazine in the uk i think called race car engineering. subscribe to that or try buy some old copies of ebay or something very interesting and informing book for ideas
aasheesh kumar
aasheesh kumar • Apr 11, 2009
I am 2nd year B tech and I have decided to go for MS from US universities .
I want to know which Soft-wares to Learn in Mechanical Specially Design field .
I have heard about Pro E and Catia or Auto-CAD

I need a list of S/w which I could learn till my B tech degree .

I also want to know A good Magazine (Indian) for Mechanical Engi. related to Automobiles from where I could learn the various automobile features .

Thank You .
gohm
gohm • Apr 12, 2009
Do a quick search on the site, we have discussed this recently.
Differential
Differential • Apr 13, 2009
People talk a lot about metlab, though I haven't seen it yet!
jai3720
jai3720 • Apr 13, 2009
you can go for pro/engineering , catia ,autocad ,ansys, solid works etc.
these software will help u a great deal in the feild of designing.
g_rakesh2
g_rakesh2 • Apr 20, 2009
first you should learn
MATLAB, C programming, Catia or Pro-e, and some CAE software like Ansys, Hypermesh.
Machin Design is a good magzine for you if you are going to learn above softwares.
g_rakesh2
g_rakesh2 • Apr 20, 2009
Differential
People talk a lot about metlab, though I haven't seen it yet!
Are you a mech engineer?
every body use it. try its free version...
you can do complex calculations with it like
4X4 or 6X6 matrix multiplication as you can not do it manually or even by a calculator also...
Tkelly
Tkelly • Apr 21, 2009
Since you are a student, I would suggest to get aquainted with 2D AutoCAD and after that can easily complete Solid Works. Solid Works is easy to learn once you know AutoCAD.

As for magazines please refer Automobile magazine.

Tom
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vegbruiser
vegbruiser • Apr 22, 2009
aasheesh kumar
I am 2nd year B tech and I have decided to go for MS from US universities .
I want to know which Soft-wares to Learn in Mechanical Specially Design field .
I have heard about Pro E and Catia or Auto-CAD

I need a list of S/w which I could learn till my B tech degree .

I also want to know A good Magazine (Indian) for Mechanical Engi. related to Automobiles from where I could learn the various automobile features .

Thank You .
If you're planning on studying in the US, I'm pretty sure that Autodesk are giving away copies of AutoCAD 2010 so long as you can prove you're a student. (although I can't find the link that I clicked yesterday. πŸ˜” )
mechno_deepak
mechno_deepak • May 4, 2009
i think u'll get the good list of engineering softwares on th site www.engineering.com ,
yugesh11
yugesh11 • Jul 10, 2009
I am final year B tech and I have decided to go for MS from US universities .
I want to know which Soft-wares to Learn in Mechanical Specially Design field .
I have heard about Pro E and Catia or Auto-CAD

I need a list of S/w which I could learn till my B tech degree .

I also want to know A good Magazine (Indian) for Mechanical Engi. related to Automobiles from where I could learn the various automobile features .

Thank You .
gohm
gohm • Jul 10, 2009
Hi & welcome to CE! Instead of repeating the original poster's question, how about adding your input into the discussion?

yugesh11
I am final year B tech and I have decided to go for MS from US universities .
I want to know which Soft-wares to Learn in Mechanical Specially Design field .
I have heard about Pro E and Catia or Auto-CAD

I need a list of S/w which I could learn till my B tech degree .

I also want to know A good Magazine (Indian) for Mechanical Engi. related to Automobiles from where I could learn the various automobile features .

Thank You .
vvishwaskumar
vvishwaskumar • Jul 13, 2009
hi... auto-cad is mainly used for the two dimensional drawings and not really for 3D modelling. so i think, as i do, u should learn auto-cad 2d and after u got the idea of diff drwings then u can go for 3D softwewres..which are :
1. Pro-e wildfire. *(for solid modelling)
2. catia(for surface modelling)
3. solid works
4. cosmos works
5. ANSYS
6. Multi-body stimulation
7. PPM concepts
ShrinkDWorld
ShrinkDWorld • Jul 14, 2009
expin the importance or work of metalab in mechanical field
vvishwaskumar
vvishwaskumar • Jul 15, 2009
hi..i am also in final yr and doing CATIA-v5. Its 3d surface modelling softwere. but i guide u if u dont know auto-cad then do it first ,which is basic softwere for 2d and then go to any 3d softwere like...Pro-E wildfire, catia, solidworks. cosmos and more...
anusha7407
anusha7407 • Jul 16, 2009
CAN NE 1 HELP ME OUT ...FOR FREE SOFTWARES LIK ansys N proe
jhbalaji
jhbalaji • Jul 25, 2009
Anyway List is here
AutoCAD
PRO/E
CATIA
ANSYS
INVENTOR
SOLID WORKS
COMSOL

Primevera can be added as advantage mate...
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jul 28, 2009
anusha7407
CAN NE 1 HELP ME OUT ...FOR FREE SOFTWARES LIK ansys N proe
Welcome to CE. Please take out time to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" section. Secondly try not to use SMS text and please post in a proper format.
Regarding your query, I am sorry to say that both these softwares cost money and are not free.
kurtdaniel
kurtdaniel • Sep 24, 2009
mahe318
I am 2nd year B tech and I have decided to go for MS from US universities .
I want to know which Soft-wares to Learn in Mechanical Specially Design field .
I have heard about Pro E and Catia or Auto-CAD

I need a list of S/w which I could learn till my B tech degree .

I also want to know A good Magazine (Indian) for Mechanical Engi. related to Automobiles from where I could learn the various automobile features .

Thank You .
ive seen an indian version of the Flowmaster mag in the internet lately..and I bet it’s a very nice mag,,cause its so famous in the US.πŸ‘
blacrobous
blacrobous • Sep 24, 2009
first learn autocad then solidworks then catia then Ansys then pro-E and at last for analysis using simulation use MATLAB
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Sep 24, 2009
Autocad is one of the most widely used softwares out there. Starting version 2010, lots of new capabilities have been added, including improved 3D capabilities. A trial version is avalable (for students/faculty only) at autodesk's website. You will have to register (with your school/college's name) and then you will receive a 13 month trial.

Apart from Autocad, you should also learn a software that specifically caters to 3D CAD. I have done certificate courses in both, CATIA as well as SolidWorks. And I feel that SolidWorks is better, in terms of the variety of tools available, which makes your task easy as pie. Although I may be biased, as I am employed as instructor for SolidWorks 😁

SolidWorks premium edition includes various design validation tools which are ectremely useful to the designer (COSMOS Express for FEA, etc)
Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan • Oct 17, 2009
i suggest that you use Auto CAD,Solid Edge,Pro-E,Matlab,catia,fruity....there are so many but the above mentioned are best...
juma1987
juma1987 • Oct 17, 2009
You all use original software? i mean u pay for all the software you use? :sshhh:

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