This blog is authored by Arthur Sexton and Jon Sutcliffe, founder partners of Ingenea Limited. For further information regarding Ingenea please visit our website.
Many readers of this blog will rightly question whether we are qualified to post information and speak with knowledge and authority about Computer Aided Design (CAD) specifically regarding 3D solid modelling.
In précis our expertise has benefited many companies and individuals, from sole traders and business professionals, through to small and medium enterprises, blue chip companies, and government bodies with a great diversity of applications. We have been involved in the provision of Computer Aided Engineering software and services in many countries worldwide.
We provide a summary of our individual experience below:
Since qualifying from the University of Aston in Birmingham in 1979 I have nearly thirty years of experience working within the fields of Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/CAE).
Immediately following graduation I worked as a Finite Element Analysis Consultant using MSC Nastran
In 1984 I joined GE-CAE International the software sales and marketing arm of SDRC.
Over 20 years experience working in the fields of Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD / CAE).
Served a broad based engineering apprenticeship at GEC Aerospace (formerly Plessey) including an HND in mechanical and production engineering. Then moved into the Design and Industrial Engineering areas using 2D and 3D design software such as Pro Engineer, AutoCAD and Ferranti Infographics.
Moved from industry to the CAD reseller channel in 1992 working for Cimtel Limited as a post sales engineer supporting and training customers such as Ford Motor Company who were running ComputerVison CADDS 5 and Personal Designer.
Then in 1994 working for Elancor (formerly Cadac Limited) as an Applcations Engineer initially selling and supporting CADDS 5 and Varimetrix hybrid solid surface modeller as well as Manta and Matrix PDM solutions.
Then since 1996 and its launch, I have been heavily involved with Solid Edge at a pre and post sales technical level. In more recent years this has also encompassed all the other products in the Siemens PLM Velocity portfolio – Solid Edge, CAM Express, Teamcenter Expres and Femap.