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I recently changed jobs from being a design engineer in a floundering mom-&-pop chemical manufacturing firm to a design engineer in a major civil/military aerospace firm.  I had extensive 2D/3D Autocad experience, some experience in solid modeling with SW, and had also "played" with Pro/E.  I must say the UG has more capability than the midrange packages could ever dream of.  It is refreshing (and challenging) to know that any limitations are due to my lack of knowledge of the software, as opposed to lack of software capability.  As for the steep learning curve, it's not that bad in my opinion if you stick to what you need to know for your job as opposed to knowing all that the software can do.  I'm mostly routing plumbing and equipment inside the mold line, as opposed doing complex surfacing on the aircraft exterior.

Now that I've introduced myself, I will probably be posting questions in the future.  I trust that the members in this forum are as helpful as those in other eng-tips forums I've used in the past.

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