Re[2]: Unigraphics, Observations

Date: Thu Jun 24 1999 - 16:57:03 EEST

     Good to hear from someone else out there from the "stone age" of UG.
     I started on "UG 1" version 2 or 3 in 1983 shortly after it had been
     acquired by McDonnel Douglas Aircraft. It was then called "McAuto".
     I agree with your view that it has become a great variational
     modeler, the interface still leaves a lot to be desired, but it beats
     most of the alternatives in what it can do.
     I don't like to make comparisons with other CAD modelers, some are
     better than others. I have never had the opportunity to work with
     Catia but I have and do work with Pro/E on occasion, and they both
     excell in different areas.
     I have strong opinions as to which I prefer and why, but I have met
     people who can make the same claims about Pro/E.
     Where you stand depends on where you sit.
     First, How deep are your pockets?
     Also, there are some substantial differences in the model construction
     techniques that you use and how you can modify the designs.
     If you want to talk specifics, contact me directly.
     Larry Blasch
     Design Engineer
     OPW Fueling Components
     P.O. Box 405003
     Cincinnati, OH 45240-5003 USA
     Voice: (513) 870-3356
     Fax: (513) 870-3338
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Subject: Re: Unigraphics, Observations
Author: Paul Lasman <> at internet
Date: 6/24/99 2:03 PM
>I apologize, this is a CAD question.
>I'd like to hear from users of Unigraphics about how they like it. How
>flexible and intuitive is it? How robust, etc.,. How does it compare to
>Alias or Pro E.
Don't apologize for asking a CAD question, if CAD wasn't part of the
equation there would be no R/P.
I have been using UG for over 17 years back when it was UGI. I have watched
it develop into what I consider to be superior product for the advanced
user as well as the novice. The methods used to create models ( variational
modeling) gives the user so much flexibility that even the most complex
tasks can be accomplished.
I believe that the Alias product has some capabilities that enhance the
creation of forms that may not be easily defined as a numeric x,y,z type of
structure, this could be of some benefit for the person that wants to make
more creative models as opposed to more mechanical type parts.
As for Pro/E I will refrain from making comparisons or assessments as I
believe I am very biased toward UG and feel that UG can outperform Pro/E in
the simple or complex tasks.
Please do not take this as a personal attack on Pro/E, I have no time for a
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