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Is solidwords or autodesk inventor a skill that's needed in the workplace for aerospace engineers?

I am an aerospace engineering student who knows how to use autodesk inventor but not solidworks. I was just wondering, how important is solidworks and inventor or any other computer-aided design (CAD) program to an aerospace engineer in the workforce?

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Andrea’s Answer

Yes, mastering at least one CAx tool to expert level is absolutely central in most aerospace jobs. CATIA is most widely used in the industry afaik, but there are other tools that are considerably better suited for specific jobs simply because they are more powerful for task X.
My advice would be to research what specific companies or roles you are interested in use most, and become an expert in that tool - while also picking up at least the basics in one or several more CAx tools.

Best of luck!
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Blake’s Answer

It will be absolutely necessary to be proficient in computer aided design (CAD), 2D drawings and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). The specific brand of tool (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Creo, etc.) will be dependent upon the specific company you work for.
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Luis "Lou"’s Answer

The short answer is: Yes!

More than needed, it is essential. Engineers communicate designs via CAD and 2D drawings. You MUST be able to manage CAD tools like AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Creo to do their job.

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Rhudaynath’s Answer

In Aerospace indusctry, key work happen on surfacing and solid modelling. Considering that, CATIA can be a tool to look for along with some solid modelling tool like fusion360, Inventor , Solid Works, etc.

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Suraj’s Answer

It's a great question.
Yes , CAD and CAE design knowledge is essential for aerospace engineer. The person should have good understanding of design/ability to imagine the thing. Tools like Solidwords or Autodesk Inventor are just a way to put your solution on table. Industries use many platform for their product development.

There are two ways to enter in industry:
1. As a fresher - You should have a sound knowledge of your subject and if you have some idea of tools(which were in your college) that will be good(but not mandatory). There will be many trainings for you regarding the Software /tools you are going to use.

2. As experience person - In this case they will check your practical knowledge about the tools you have used in last organisation and the engineering approach. If company see that you have the interest to learn, you are hired.

Conclusion:
Yes, aerospace engineer should have good knowledge about tools like 'Solidwords or Autodesk Inventor', but more than that he should have a good practical knowledge of engineering fundamentals.
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