How true, oldCADuser. And in their Building Construction Products division in NC, they use Pro/E for design and I-DEAS for analysis.
Most large companies seem to use a hodgepodge of systems.
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Yes, that is correct. Also DAF in Holland and a couple
of bus manufactures like MCI (Motor Coach
Industries) and New Flyer along with at least one RV
manufacturer, Winnibago. There is also Grummun/Olsen that makes
commerical trucks like step-vans and delivery trucks.
Your comment regarding using Pro/E in the
automotive industry is only partially true. Packaging
studies and design often require working around existing
components, however, working with legacy data is anything but
impossible. As for organic surface creation and manipulation,
we use Pro/E everyday at (unamed OEM) to create
interior trim components including Instrument Panels.
Pro/E is a great product that continues to evolve. We
just need to keep bogus comments regarding its
capability in check. Sorry, I just had to chime in.
In automotive you do many packaging studies and
design around existing components. Thus you must do
section cuts, manipulate data, etc. Pro/e, because of
being purely parametric, makes it difficult to
impossible to be able to work with import or transilated
data. Also complicated surfacing is useless with
parametrics. I personally find having to create with the
If your product is simple and you don't have
to deal with imported parts then it is a very good