midwestsky wrote:I don't know how in-depth the schools I will be attending will go into teaching Solidworks â€“ I've heard it's mostly Rhino. As a mac user, I'll now have to looking into getting a PC.
Or parallels, or bootcamp....or ??? You don't need to invest in a PC. Although, if you do, I recommend looking into a tablet (whole other discussion).
midwestsky wrote:Are there guides which teach Solidworks? Or do you guys recommend learning from some kind of intensive 3-day type institution? Cpspoly.com is near me. They teach Rhino AND Solidworks.
Solidworks has a great tutorial and help system.
Stop fretting over technology...seriously. Learn 3D. Pick one and move on. If your school focuses on Rhino, go with that. My experience is that you are 1 or two weeks away from learning any CAD package once you learn one. A couple days of training and a project or two and you will be learn another.
midwestsky wrote:Do you guys know how much manufacturing we'll typically learn in school? I mean is manufacturing process something that you guys just learned over time from your own work and business experiences or is it taught in school too? I will be attending CCS and most likely Kendall later on (cost-issues).
Every school is different. You will probably learn some manufacturing aspects from every school, but likely not enough.
midwestsky wrote:Now ProE, is that ANOTHER mechanical Cad type application that needs to be learned in addition to Rhino/Solidwrks?
Yes, its another CAD package. STOP WORRY ABOUT WHICH ONE. Just pick a CAD package before I come over there and strangle you like Homer strangles Bart.