CAD Software Packages
Keeping up to date with CAD: I allocate time outside of work to create cad models, alternating between the following trial versions of software when they are not being used as my primary CAD package for a prolonged period of time. This offers me a cost effective means to keep up to date with the current release software and to maintain marketability in the contractual market.
Pro-Engineer / SolidWorks / SolidEdge / NX: Utilized for standalone parts with In-Context assembly Block and Surface modeling.
Catia: Utilized for more complex surface modeling. Typically molded external chassis’ that required a more aesthetically pleasing look.
AutoCAD / Mechanical Desktop: Mainly used for older legacy data.
CAD Support: I acted as the first point of support for the engineers for all CAD related issues from software configuration, modeling techniques (Solid, in context and surface modeling) and giving data management support to the drawing office.