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Old 22-11-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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hi im in my final year at uni studying design engineering, i have alot of experience using Solidworks. so if anybody has anything out there that needs drawings converting from 2D to 3D let me know. also any other related work would be appreciated. thanks guys. Nick
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Contact a company called Hausherr. They are based near me (nottinghamshire) and I know the company director is trying to bring the design in house. They need a Solidworks competant deisgner.

21k I think for a graduate plus a company car.

http://www.hausherr.co.uk/

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cheers mate iv emailed them, see what happens. thanks
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Good to know there's someone else out there using 3d!
I use Inventor myself. Saying that, about 15% of it though, sheet-metal only, therefore not exactly what you'd call competant.
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yeah not alot of people recognise 3D moddeling when i tell them, but the tutors seem to think theres alot of demand for it. they reckon alot of companies are changin 2D drawings into 3D an thats where it all is. so i'll have to wait till im done next year to see if theyre tellin the truth i guess
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3d is being used a lot now as a selling tool for prospective clients where I am.
It takes out a lot of the potential errors, not having to visualise problem areas.
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The company my dad worked for (before retirement) were paying the CAD jockeys 500 a day for 3D work.

Mind you they were design engineers not jockeys. That was on Pro/Engineer but I have seen a lot of demand for Solidworks recently.

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yeah not alot of people recognise 3D moddeling when i tell them, but the tutors seem to think theres alot of demand for it. they reckon alot of companies are changin 2D drawings into 3D an thats where it all is. so i'll have to wait till im done next year to see if theyre tellin the truth i guess
Your tutor is right, I'm in the food machinery engineering trade, and it's going more and more towards 3d.

Our company moved over to 3d a couple of years ago.
Doesn't seem to stop our drafters from still making mistakes.
"So can you just rotate that vessel so we can see underneath.....Oh that hand rail seems to disappear into the side of the vessel"

"Oh didn't notice that".
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Yo guys, Thought i'd crash this thread.

Been trying to get in drafting and design. or something in this area for ages.
Don't have the degree which puts me at the pack already.
Been mostly involved in machining cnc and manual for the last 5 years since i left school.
Have always had an interest in cad and have always been good with a computer.
Recently got a autocad essentials cert. but thats as much use as a chocolate teapot and my lecturer realised that i was above this. but courses arn't cheap nor frequent.

I can model simple parts and assemblys in solidworks and inventor
and comfortable with autocad 2d

now unemployed i need a start i can't keep cutting metal

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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