Softwares For Mechanical Engineers: Which one should I learn?
can 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)......
Kaustubh KatdareSolidworks is the best and I think CATIA is also popular among mechanical engineers.
rebellionofrebelTHe softwares that ypu have mentioned are more on modelling side. Try to learn softwares like Ansys, Abaqus, Caesar which are all analysis softwares. Also try Adams for Dynamic analysis.
Parth Johrii hv read some where that solidworks nd inventor will have boom in their future......hw much useful is inventor......
CE DesignerIn my country autocad is more predominant in the industry than solid works. But my country is behind in matters like these. I have done solid works in my Design course so i know its a good program. PLC programming is good for Engineers too. G-code programming is also useful to know. Its the age of technology and PLC's and NC machines are taking root in many manufacturing facilities.
PraveenKumar PurushothamanMatLab and Minitab too are good for Mechanical Engineers. 😀
I have seen most of them use AutoCAD. 😀
SID_6000BHPHI! Alongwith Solidworks and Catia V5 if possible try ur hand on Unigraphics NX6 as well. This is because OEMS like Daimler have shifted there design tasks to UG and soon others will follow too. UG already has dominance in USA. After learning designing softwares go for the CAE's. UG is stronger than solidworks! You first decide which field you want to work with, design or CAE.
adren022Depends mainly on your interest
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.
ISHAN TOPREFor graduates I think learn anyone software thoroughly. Either go for CATIA or PRO-E. You see theya re basically 3D modelling softwares and most of the calculations we have to do with our own hands.
I have friends who are doing MS and are popularly using MATlab. They have opted for automotive.
rebellionofrebelfrankly any software that boosts your engineering skills and helps in keeping you up to date with the engineering world is a boon!!!!! there is no single software that is going to have a boom in future or something !!!!! all softwares may look similar on the top side but if you dive deeper into them you will see that softwares have individually carved a name for them in different industries !!!! so based on the industry a person works , he must be aware of atelast the softwares widely used in that industry !!!!! For example, a person who designs pressure vessels as per ASME code has no usage for the softwares like ADAMS !!!
ShrinkDWorldi 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.
PraveenKumar PurushothamanAfter speaking to my dad, (he's GM in AL), he gave a few inputs:
7. NX Nastran
9. Solid Edge
11. Multibody Simulation
Hope this gives you an input. 😀
mechkySolidworks, Catia, Pro/E, Ansys, Unigraphics NX are the most widely used softwares for mechanical modelling, simulation and analysis. However as far as industries are concerned Solidworks is the one that is probably least used.
So you can go for catia, pro/e and ansys.
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.......
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.......
zaveripro-e is the best and the simplest.
also learn softwares like PLC and fluidsim,
rohith_shankarCan anybody tell me which software s are used most commonly in automotive R&D for CAE ??
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.
jenasubhadevu can also go for SAP .....D BEST ONE OF DIS TIME...
piyusheddieFor a Mechanical Engg there are plenty of software to learn. But its depends on your requirement n wats ur need. Like for e.g. in Auto industry for part modeling n assy. Catia, Uni graphix, Ides, Pro E, Solid Works, Solid Edge are some of the best softwares one can learn. For analysis application Hypermesh, Ansys, Catia r gud to learn.
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)......
TheBugInYouEither u are interested or not...
"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...
piyusheddietotally agreed thanx.....😀
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.....
TheBugInYouWhat ever may be the complicated structure...
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....
piyusheddieyes u r right......
Praveenan ntAccording to me Catia is dominant over others, its more suitable for aero domain along with automotive and automobile also now a days more opening on this tool only, but doing course depends on u r interest, if u interest in CAE or CAD field first decide...CAD Means Catia, UG good, CAE means ABAQUS, hypermesh, one thing selecting CAE field is more challenging and u may have bright future...but think all the best.......
jigartankCATIA is preferred for the automobile industries as it has the best spline among all the drafting softwares.
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.
rohithvijaythank you for all your suggestions
DEEPIKA SANKHE ARORAHI ALL,
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
Santhosh91234if u are money minded person & looking for good salary then learn ANSYS, HYPER MESH related to Analysis or Stack-up part of the Component.
But before learning those u need to know about FEA, DFM etc related to that.
Sharfudeen Mohamed IbrahimI'm certified in CREO and ANSYS. And IMO, i would recommend PRO-E/CREO, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS along with ANSYS.
Shashank MogheMost famous (as per my limited experience) tools for CAE:
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.
aps025NX and hypermesh
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Narenther M Scan anyone tell me which software is good for manufacturing?
Narenther M Scan anyone tell me which software is good for manufacturing?
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