I work as a product designer at UPWORK have a lot of knowledge in production engineering and mechanical design
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I never heard of ansys, are there any online courses for it? Can you share any link with me?
What do you use Ansys for and how is it different from Solidworks?
ANSYS is simulation program it is better than SOLIDWORKS in this field but SOLIDWORKS is a CAD software
How many years of studies and education did you put in to end up as a production engineer and product designer?
actually, i am still learning and I will never stop but if you ask how much time it took me so that I can take a real job it took me 4 years
What does your work involve in the role of production engineer?
my job is to suggest the best type of material to be used in making the product also the way of manufacturing
Has software and computerization made it easier to design products compared to a decade or two ago?
absolutely I can't imagine how much work I would have to to do if I don't use CAD software
How many years do you work?
How do you manage when new software enters the market and customers expect something different?
when you master one software it is going to be easy to learn and use other software it won't take too much time to learn a new software
Does the quality of work become better with new software?
Which industry does your company fall in and what kind of products does it manufacture?
i work as a freelance from home solo
Did you work for some company earlier?
How long does it take to design a regular, simple product?
- the concept process two days
- the 3d modeling is an easy process takes one or two days
- the simulation and modifying process takes two days
How interesting do you find your work as a product designer?
it is really fun with every project you learn something new , you work with something different every time
Do you enjoy dual posts that of production engineer as well as a product designer?
yes my job combine both of them
What is the secret to efficient yet detailed and good work and product designs?
understanding what the client wants
How often are your sights similar?
Do you visit product designing blogs and websites to help you keep abreast of changes happening in the field?
of course, I learned a lot from them
Could you name some?
What did you study during your college and what was your specialization?
What kind of designing is possible easily with the help of Solidworks?
Everything, I can design anything on SolidWorks, plastic parts, injection molds, furniture, sheet metal, machines
Is it easy and fun working in groups or do you prefer concentrating on your work solo and in peace?
I always prefer work solo
What kind of obstacles have you faced over the course of your designing work?
the first plastic part was very hard , i had to watch a lot of youtube videos to learn how to design it
What kind of software or help do you use to make your work easier?
you had to know everything about one thing and one thing about everything, I am always using SolidWorks but sometimes I use other software like Fusion 360 or AutoCAD when I need that but I don't know everything about them
What kind of products do you design or make over the course of your work?
mostly plastic products ( toys - electronic enclosures - prosthetic limbs)
What tips or words of advice do you have for people getting started in this industry?
you must have engineering knowledge like matrials-stress analysis-manufacturing methods you can't stop at mastering a cad program like solidworks and fusion 360 without having engineering knowledge
What industry do you work in and provide your skills and knowledge to accomplish various tasks?
I work as a freelancer at UPWORK I design different kindS of plastic products or SHEETMETAL products, I also make simulations of weldments structures and different products