Benchmarking Solidworks in VirtualBox and VMWare Server

Alistair Crust alistair at
Mon Mar 17 14:11:48 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 05:21 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Unfortunately, no matter how capable, no CAD program can replace
> > Solidworks in Israeli engineering. They have too much of a foothold.
> > If you don't use Solid, you are not an engineer.
> >
> > Please, please write to SW and let them know that you need a Linux
> > version. That is the only way that they will write one. I have no
> > problem paying the $200 ($99 for students) for the program, so long as
> > it runs natively on Linux. Let them know that you are interested and
> > maybe, just maybe, if enough people write to them, they will listen.
> Gee. When I interviewed at IAI years ago, they were still on the board.
> I'm surprised that Pro-Engineer hasn't made inroads there.
> -- 
> Bob Holtzman
> The most dangerouos aren't the ones who don't know.
> They're the ones who don't know that they don't know.

The guys who create Pro-Engineer also created Pro-Desktop, I'm led to
believe though that r&d on Pro-Desktop has been stopped and that
Pro-Engineer is quite costly and doesn't have the same educational
discouting/license that Pro-Desktop had. (please correct me if I'm

I will however write to sw, the last time I used it it was really easy
and a joy to use. I had the job of creating all the different lengths of
box section for the designers so they could just add the models to a
machine design and once they finished I think they had a pluggin that
created a cut list of all the parts needed as well as the technical
drawings. Previous to that they used to use something on some sun
workstations but I forget what. 

Kind regards
Alistair Crust <alistair at>
Systems Administrator
Skegness Grammar School
Vernon Road
Tel: 01754610000

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