I have seen most of them use AutoCAD. 😀
if you like to do a lot of CADD modelling and want to be good at it learn Solidworks, Catia, Pro E.
If you like to learn simulations related to aerodynamics and CFD you'll need to learn StarCD or Ansys Fluent.
Or If you like only analysis and that's how your mind works and you don't care much about modeliing Ansys,Hper Mesh,Pattran, Nastran(you can do simultions also here)
If your interested in a software that helps in robotics and machining using computers Learn a CIM(computer integrated manufacturing) software like MTab.
I have friends who are doing MS and are popularly using MATlab. They have opted for automotive.
7. NX Nastran
9. Solid Edge
11. Multibody Simulation
Hope this gives you an input. 😀
So you can go for catia, pro/e and ansys.
my basic interest in automobile industry but as i m in college......it depends on placement also.....which company i m placed inShrinkDWorldi think before going to learn or doing specialization in field , the point of interest & basic knowledge required for that should be consider because you have to work on that for whole life & due to interest we can boost our performance.
You can continue with your improvisation in solidworks, but you can now start with either catia or pro/e. Since your preference is automobile industry, as per my knowledge majority of them are using Catia. Unigraphics NX is also used in automobile industry but Catia is used more preferred. So you can go for Catia.Parth Johrii hv done solidworks nd still improvising it....can i still needed to learn pro e or catia or i shud move ahead to analysis softwares.......
also learn softwares like PLC and fluidsim,
Pro-E , ansys, etc.rohith_shankarCan anybody tell me which software s are used most commonly in automotive R&D for CAE ??
During production and assembly , PLC is used.
Auto Cad is also gud for u for the purpose of drafting.
Parth Johrican ne1 tell me which software is worthy to learn as i m a mechanical engg.......i hv already learn solidworks ......but as now a days learning solid works is like sheep instinct...i want something extra which will give me an edge.......my colleagues nd internet gave me options like Catia....proe...inventor.....whats best among these ( considering that i hv already done solidworks)......
"It's you who is going to design...
a software can only be used to draft or model your idea"
If u want to simulate.. it's again you to assign the meshing parameters... else it will do by it's own... on which no company who gonna hire will relay..
So i request you guyz to learn the design first.. else u will be ending your life as a 3D-modleing engineer after completing some pro/E or solidworks course...
3D-modeling cant get u wat xcatly u want....
for ur knowledge nowadays we have plenty of softwares which can b use for meshing n simulation......using dese softwares makes ur life easy n u can design even as complicated structure u want in a lot easier way.......Hypermesh, ansys r some xamples......guys watch out.....
How do u differentiate the meshing parameters amongst the structure components....
For example.. take a simple water bottle(we believe thousands of physics concepts can be explained using this)... After generating the 3D model and assigning its material properties.... how do you compute the mesh density at the bottom face... bottom and top round surfaces and at the neck and the cap placing zone...
As a regular softwares so called ansys, nastran or hypermesh... most of our brothers hit COMPUTE so that it selects the mesh density and spacing by it's own.... it means ... we are relayed..
As an engineer, it's always good for him to know what a software dose before using the same. When i used to study engg.. the same question ticked in our minds and taken a very simple case of analyzing a plate which has to carry a live load of 100Kgs on a 1000X1000mm... at any location on its face....
Without using any analysis software try to obtain the optimum thickness of the plate.... U will land in an ocean... I still remember our feats with the graph papers and matrices to find the solution..
They are to make our routine easier.... they are never a replacement... once we relay on them UN-knowingly.. it's a disaster.... plz... For all students... i request you learn How it Works and then work on it....
It uses the higher order differential equation to suit the spline between the control points which improves the results.So it gives you better results when you are going for the analysis for aerodynamic shaping.
I have my hands on PRO E, CREO. BUT I DONT THINK ITS SUFFICIENT TO MOVE AHEAD AS A MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER. CAN SOMEBODY SUGGEST ME THE CURRENTLY TRENDING DESIGN SOFTWARES WHICH WOULD ENHANCE MY CAREER
But before learning those u need to know about FEA, DFM etc related to that.
Meshing: Hypermesh, ANSA
Solvers: ANSYS CFX, ABAQUS, STAR CCM+, COMSOL
PostProcessors: Ensight, ANSYS CFD-POST (I personally use Paraview)
Some softwares (like COMSOL) are a complete package. I use OpenFOAM for CFD. It is an open-source set of libraries primarily used for computational fluid dynamics (although I have also seen libraries relating to structural, financial and astrophysics analysis). It has a built in mesher as well. Very raw and hence an excellent tool if you are interested in research or are hungry to know the intricate details of the domain.
In the end: it is a person's domain knowledge that counts. Softwares come and go, but if one has the requisite knowledge, one can learn any software easily. On the contrary, if someone knows a host of softwares, but lacks the background knowledge, that person is reduced to one who knows where to "click" on the screen. Best of luck.
It doesn't matter from which Mechanical stream you are, it may be Automobile, Production, Manufacturing, etc. It is best to learn Catia, Solidworks & NX software to be at an high pace and knowledgeable compared to other people.
- Autodesk Fusion 360
- Autodesk AutoCAD
Computing and analysis software:
- Engineering Equation Solver
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