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Solidworks Vs. Inventor


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Hello all,

I am a mechanical engineering student, and I was wondering about the advantages Inventor offers over Solidworks. I have been working with Solidworks for several years now, mainly in the automotive industry. Naturally, as I progress in my studies I find more uses for CAD, such as FEA.
It seems to me that learning to use Inventor as well as Solidworks is not a bad idea for me, so it would help a lot if you could advise as to what areas Inventor offers an advantage over Solidworks. Both programs are available to me free of charge as a student so cost is not an issue, neither is a user friendly environment (if Inventor isn't user friendly. I know Solidworks is).

Thank you,