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    PRO/E Wildfire  echo $newRAM;
    added Fri April 16 2004 at 10:16 PM
    Today I started working on the tutorial for PRO/E Wildfire. The first chapter was long and boring and time consuming, providing a overview of working with basic functions in PRO/E. I hope that future chapters won't take so much time, or at least will be more interesting. It was certainly useful and necessary, but the couple hours I spent on it just dragged horribly.

    Since I'm not sure if I explained it, I should let you all know *why* I'm playing with PRO/E. I've got a really good lead on an internship in south Provo, at a company called Novatek. I went in a little over a week ago for an interview with them, and the interview turned out to basically be them telling me what the position is that they want filled. I'm still a little sketchy on the details of what exactly the company is, or what I will be doing, but I think I understand the basics.

    The important thing isn't the project that I'll be working on, it's the experience. First of all, they specifically said they are looking for people who are willing to stay in Provo for a couple years. I'm already planning on doing that. The nice thing about that is that if I *do* get the position, then I should be able to keep it full time for two summers, and part time for two school years.

    The way they were talking, the only thing keeping me from getting the position is that I have to learn how to use PRO/E. Now, most software packages, I say I can use it, and learn as I go. This is just a little bit different, cause this program is *huge*. I still am not too worried, hopefully I can finish the tutorial by the end of next week. Unfortunately, that means that I'll have to spend a lot of time in the computer lab on campus (in the CrabTree). So if I'm gone, that's probably where I am for the next week or so.