Solidworks versus CREO Elements/Pro (Pro/ENGINEER)

CADstig has written up the results of the Solidworks versus CREO Elements/Pro (Pro/ENGINEER) test. In summary:

The Cube Test

The cube test was designed to test a CAD systems ability to construct and handle large assemblies. It’s an area that often gets overlooked in the CAD demo’s I have seen so I set about re-creating it in both SolidWorks and CREO Elements/Pro to see how they both performed on exactly the same hardware.

The Hardware/Software Used
I used a pretty standard CAD workstation which you will see detailed in the full report below. I used SolidWorks 2010 and CREO Elements/Pro 5 – both current versions of the software.

The Result

In a nutshell, CREO Elements/Pro outperformed SolidWorks. And not just by a small margin.  I liked using SolidWorks from the start and have heard people say PTC‘s products are harder to use but I was actually pleasantly surprised by CREO Elements/Pro. It was easy to use too.  But ease of use and mouse clicks are one thing – what I am really interested in is exactly how long does it take me to get the job done.

If you would like me to download the full report, please visit CADstig website here

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