First post, so please forgive me if I miss out on some of the forum etiquette (if it exists)
The company I work for is looking to upgrade it's CAD system, due in large part to myself. I am recently graduated from college where I was taught CAD using Unigraphics NX (I believe it was NX6 or 5, it would have been current in 2007) . I found the software to be very agreeable and was able to create and adjust my models with ease.
Day 1 of work rolls by and I am asked to start using the drafting software, which I am dismayed to learn is autocad 2009. Now instead of adjusting a constraint when I want to move a hole, I have to find creative ways to trim and adjust half the model.
Luckily Management is sympathetic to my plight, and interested in purchasing a new 3D CAD system. I'm looking to collect information on the most recent versions of the big CAD vendors to see which would be most appropriate for the company. We are a small to mid sized firm which specialized in torque products, lots of slightly varied small assemblies and a multitude of individual pieces.
I am considering NX because it is what I have used and enjoyed, but I am aware it is high end and expensive. I have also heard many good things about programs like Solidworks and Pro-E but I have never used them. I have searched for information on these products elsewhere on the internet but the information is often old, and relates to now obsolete versions of which ever company's software
Any information and links you could provide to assist in my decision would be greatly appreciated.
PS: I am aware that I can request information directly from the software vendors, but I am looking for less biased opinions at the moment.