Art Patrick is one of the truly gifted folks in the Solid Edge product management role. After a previous post of stuff from Dan Vinson, Art also sent me a few things. Art is in charge of the Assemblies area of Solid Edge, and if you get the chance to attend one of his presentations at Solid Edge University, it is well worth your time. He knows what he’s talking about and he’s entertaining. Rare combination.
Since I’ve been working for the company, I tend to run into people who haven’t heard of Solid Edge, haven’t heard of them in 10 years and/or just assumed that Solid Edge was a low rent copy of Solid Works. Sounds like we have our work cut out for us, right? Solid Edge has been around for about 17 years, and while Edge and Works did look alike 15 years ago, there has been a lot of time for differentiation. The products look different. Edge uses the MS Ribbon, and Works uses something like the Ribbon they worked up themselves.