I’m a senior at uni and I was just wondering exactly what computer programs are used out there in the real world. Right now I’m fairly proficient in Solidworks, ThinkDesign, and of course, IllustratorCS2 and PhotoshopCS2. Is it important that I learn Rhino, Alias, or ProE?
…for most entry level positions an employer would expect to spend some bucks and time training a rookie designer…you have some expereince in both solids and surfaces, so you should be able to transition into most software fairly quickly…make and keep up with as many professional contacts as you can and work like mad on your portfolio while at uni…
I’m 10 years out, still don’t know Alias, but wish I did.
Is it important that I learn Rhino, Alias, or ProE?
Yes is the short answer.
I would hire someone with any of the three you mention over someone with only Solidworks …all other skills being equal. Imo, Pro, Rhino, and Alias are far more design centric than Solidworks.