We have some pretty good resources in the college of engineering. Like anything high powered you have to take the time to learn how to drive them.
Many students look at the CAD packages we have available and decide that they don’t have enough time to learn and to be proficient with them. I would argue that college is the perfect time to learn. Pretty trite huh?
You see, we have students come into the shop many times not knowing how to use some of the more useful packages we have here. They then spend hours tying up a machine while they try to learn on the fly… This is frustrating for others who are in need of a specific computer to get their job done.
In Engineering Hall room 216 is a computer lab containing some pretty good computational resources. Look them over and practice your craft.
-My 2 cents. – An Engineer