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IDEAS 9

IDEAS 9

IDEAS 9

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I listened that in december we will get the new IDEAS 9. Does sb know enything about this software? Will it be better than the 8 is?

Ervin

RE: IDEAS 9

They claim it will, and it isn't supposed to be pushed through as fast as 8 was. This will also be the last I-deas only release. The release after this will be combined with UG.

Will

RE: IDEAS 9

I have been using version 9 for a month now and it is still the same miserable product that it has always been.  They are numerous small enhancements that should have been there a long time ago.  Version 8 was always stable for me on UNIX and still was pretty goo when I switched to Window 2000.  Version 9 has crashed many, many times for me.  Fortunately this is the last version of this product.  I use Pro/ENGINEER and Unigraphics as well as I-deas.  I-deas is a waste of time and money compared to Pro/ENGINEER and Unigraphics.  If you can stay with version 8 you may be better off that updaing.

RE: IDEAS 9

Hi,

I attended the user conference for Version 9, the only useful thing I found for modeling is the combination of Master Assembly and Master Modeler, the rest of useful new things are for CAE.

Regards,
Yeahyeah

RE: IDEAS 9

You lucky dogs!  At least you get to use the Mercedes of CAD products (but some people like their AMC's).  I changed companies and we use Pro/E.  It takes forever to go through several concept trades - unless, of course I want to go back to the 70's and use pencil and paper (as most of the Pro/E literature suggests).  

Yeah, there might be a few issues with Version 9 on Windows2000, but it's likely a W2000 problem - you should switch to XP.  But my understanding is that version 9 is supposed to have a lot of little enhancements that would have been nice to have had a while ago, before they kowtowed to the stupid ProE 2-way associativity (I never want a change on a drawing to change a part in an assembly - that may end up not allowing the assembly to regenerate, but I digress).  Several enhancements are customer (read Ford)-driven.

RE: IDEAS 9

I-Deas 9.0 is not supported on Windows XP, you will get no help from SDRC, or PLM/whatever if you run Windows XP and I-Deas together. VERY BAD IDEA.
Will

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