As any person who used somewhat a couple of (maximum of my time spent with CATIA, NX, and Solidworks), Solidworks used to be by way of a ways the perfect to make use of but in addition, uh, a little problematic: I have gotten it to crash somewhat a couple of occasions doing stuff that wasn’t very difficult. NX and CATIA had been each dependable workhorses, however holy SHIT the CATIA V5 and older V6 interfaces are historic. When put next, any fresh model of NX feels fashionable and, when you flip at the complicated interface capability, lovely intuitive.

I am not certain how persons are managing to screw it up, the quest function is well the most productive in any CAD device I have ever used and fundamental purposes most commonly do the similar stuff in Solidworks with the exception of the engine is a little more choosy in NX, rejecting stuff that’s not a good suggestion to start with. As an example, options the use of handiest a part of a comic strip is a huge no-no, Solidworks will allow you to however NX is extra strict and needs you to make options settling on by way of entire comic strip. To compensate, NX has very powerful comic strip parenting, the place you’ll be able to make dimensions towards stuff in different sketches and, if it is not co-planar, you’ll be able to “challenge” it to make it so.

Of the CAD device I have used, NX is most certainly my favourite for a excellent stability of options whilst nonetheless being reasonably simple to make use of so long as you might be now not doing one thing abnormal. Specifically, I LOVE its expressions editor, it feels actually intuitive and makes designing extra complicated stuff more straightforward.