Testimonials


 
Take a look at what our clients and past trainees have to say about our industrial and product design training programs at DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION


Interview with Bart Genovese, a Mechanical Designer at St. Jude Medical.
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DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION has provided me with a more than solid foundation for Surfacing and ISDX, due to its innovative methodology of transferring knowledge, and the environment where the classes are imparted… The courses are intended to take real world approaches to solve real world problems. Instructed by real class designers not by instructors following manuals or tutorials to the letter like most of other places I’ve taken classes…”


 

USA Hoist Company Inc.

“I attended the 3D Solidworks class with DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION. Bart & Jim (last 2 days) were my instructors. Overall I am very satisfied with the content of the material covered & the pace of the class. Sessions with Jim on Thursday & Friday were a bit more involved, which I personally preferred more, but Bart helped in dialing in important workflow features earlier in the week. I am now more confident & recognize the power of Solidworks as a result of this class. I am looking to carry forward & implement all I learned this week at my workplace.”

-Sumanth Ragharendra, USA Hoist


 

Grayhill, Inc.

“This was a really comprehensive and very informative class. I’ve learned more in this class than my university CAD class. I definitely recommend this to someone who is serious about learning Pro-E. It will help you develop good designing habits and introduce new ideas you didn’t know existed.”

-Eric Tan, Grayhill

“After going to DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION’s Pro-E Level 1 course I realized how much of Pro-E I was not utilizing. The program is a start to finish on the proper way to model/draft parts. After learning the right way to design in Pro-E I feel confident going back to work and being a contributing member of my team. Thank you DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION.”

-Steve Ditore, Grayhill

 


 

Energizer

“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to teach me Pro Surface and ISDX last week during the surfacing class. I had an excellent time learning surfacing and I feel as though I will be using this tool more effectively and efficiently because of the class. I really liked your method of teaching and I feel as though I have retained and will be able to apply most of what I learned. It was a very enjoyable experience and I hope to be able to set up more training with DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION soon…”

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University Of Chicago

“I am a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Several years ago, my research group began a project to build a far infrared camera for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). We chose to develop the instrument using Pro/Engineer, a program for developing and analyzing 3-dimensional models of mechanical systems. This program is widely used by the aerospace industry. NASA and its contractors are using it to develop the SOFIA observatory itself. My group has built many instruments for previous NASA projects, but this is the first time we have used Pro/E…”

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Motorola

“The education I had with DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION is unlike programs I had previously taken. The training was fast passed, and the small classes allowed for enough attention from the instructor and time on the software. The class was unique because it was less about just learning the tools and more about design using impressive surfacing software. For example, instead of building a surface based on shape alone, we looked at how light reflects on the shape as well. In class we worked with over 20 tutorials focusing on Pro/Surface and ISDX…”

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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

“The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has used and is continuing to use DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION for CAD related training. We design power tools for professional and DYI users in markets around the world. We have a constant employment demand for mechanical engineers with CAD training. DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION has trained many of our engineers in basic and advanced surfacing techniques. Surfacing is the function in CAD that defines the outer shell of our power tools for manufacturing..”

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NASA

“Bart Brejcha was singularly the best software trainer I have ever encountered. His brilliance and sensitivity as a teacher helped me get the most out of my training…”

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Ericsson Electronics

“The Advanced Surface Training with Bart Brejcha was probably the most informative and useful class I’ve ever taken. I have used Pro/E exclusively since 1991 for companies like Mercury Marine, Motorola, CASE, Ariens Co., Harley-Davidson, and numerous others…”

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BMW

“The course was very informative and I’m sure I learned more about free form surfacing modeling than if I had taken the course elsewhere. I have already imparted my new found knowledge to my colleagues who are now as equally excited about the future of ISDX as I am…”

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Goodrich

“Design Engine provided me with the skill set to becoming employable with my Pro Engineer skills. Despite having a Bachelors degree in Engineering, without the proper software training, my skills were not marketable. I plan to further my employment prospects through more advanced Pro Engineer training, and Design Engine will be a resource for this training…”

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NDI

“We attended training for Pro/Surface and ISDX at Atkinson Design, Mississauga, who was a wonderful host and provided great service and response to our training needs. Through them, we were lucky to have Bart Brejcha from DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION as a trainer. If Bart cannot make you love surfacing, nobody can. We were impressed with his enthusiasm and original approach to training…”

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Wilbert, Inc.

“I am excited with my new position and would like to thank DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION for the Pro/E training. If it weren’t for DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION I might still be out of a job. The training offered is ideal for anyone entering the current job market. The best part of the training is not that your are taught how to use the program, but how to be an effective modeler.”

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ITT Industries

“I would like to personally thank you, as well as the DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION staff, for the Pro/Engineer Wildfire course I attended in August ’04. Before attending a product design workshop I had no employment. Within two weeks, I had a job with a salary exceeding my previous position by over 20k.”

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Sears Manufacturing Company

“The methods, tips and tricks that I have learned from Bart, has greatly improved the efficiency and quality of my models. I will always recommend that Sears Manufacturing employees attend training at Design Engine and in fact, I am planning on taking classes every year, even if it is a repeat class…”

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Brooks Stevens Design

“The team at DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION has a great knowledge of the design industry, and they are really up to speed on the tools of the trade, as well as the daily workflow of design. Conversations with the team were on colleague to colleague level, rather than an academic vs. real-world level. Bart Brejcha illustrated excellent familiarity with the design world, while also exhibiting a curiosity that was refreshing to see…”

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SRAM Corporation

“From my experience and from the response of students we have sent, DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION of Chicago, Illinois is a top-tier provider of directly applicable training in the use and application of Pro/Engineer software. Pro/E is the preferred and overwhelmingly dominant engineering software platform for product design engineering..”

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Beyond Design

“This training offered by DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION is hands on and in a short 3-week program our designers gained the knowledge to start developing parts. I also encourage and support our designers to continually go back for training and further their knowledge on new features that are being added to software…”

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Control.Alt.Design, Ltd.

“As a note to someone outside the product design and engineering community: Pro/Engineer is the preeminent product definition software platform for mechanical product design engineering and it is a driver of the world economy as well as our own. A skilled engineer, speaking through this tool, can control milling machines in Asia, injection-molding machines in Singapore and stamping presses in Banglore…”

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Computer Sciences Corporation UK

“I attended the ISDX course delivered by Bart Brejcha from DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION and overall I thought the course was very successful…”

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Guidant

“The advanced surface training I received from Bart has been of great value to me as a mechanical designer…”

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Millennium Global Technology

“Prior to the class, I talked to Bart. He clearly understood my surfacing issues…”

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Sterling (Kohler CO.)

“The instructors background is very diverse, not only was his knowledge of CDRS helpful, but his emphasis on communication between the two platforms (Pro/E and CDRS) was excellent…”

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Spectratec

“Their instructors are experts that draw from eclectic backgrounds to create a custom learning experience that one can’t get from a standard classroom setting. Their extensive knowledge and expertise enabled me to prepare and solve real world design problems…”

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Laird Technologies

“I have used Design-Engine services in the past and have been satisfied with the training provided. I have plans on using their services again in the near future for more training on Pro/Engineer. I have found that Design-Engine is the best company for the type of training my people need.”

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“Don’t hesitate to take any class at DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION, they know your needs and can take you the next level of expertise, you won’t regret it.”

Alexander Lau – Industrial Designer

 


“In 2008, I started looking for an Advanced Pro/E Surface and ISDX training course. I was looking for more since I had already taken all the TC classes regarding these subjects and also worked as a teacher in Pro/E surfacing for a couple of years. I was looking for a place that could teach me about advanced surfacing, and not just “by the book training”. I started searching the web and found “Design-Engine” located in Chicago. Even though I live in Sweden, I found it worth the travel across the world to see if they were as skilled as their reputation stated. And yes, I was more than satisfied with the training. Perhaps just as important as the software knowledge transfer was the methods used to train and the additional knowledge I gained in surface development. Thanks Bart for teaching from a real world perspective!

So when I decided to take an Alias class in 2010, Design-Engine was an easy choice for me!! Joel Koster’s skills in Alias are worth a lot when it comes to teaching advanced surfacing. Every question I had, he could answer it without a blink.

The cost for the class, plus airfare was about the same price as a class in Sweden. Since Design-Engine has corporate discounts on hotels, its was actually cheaper for me to go to Chicago and take the class than to take it in Sweden.

I would like to thank Bart Brejcha for the high level Pro/ENGINEER training, Joel Koster for the great Alias class, and everyone at Design Engine for taking good care of me.”

Tobias Larrsson – Sweden


 

Energizer Personal Care

“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to teach me Pro Surface and ISDX last week during
the surfacing class. I had an excellent time learning surfacing and I feel as though I will be
using this tool more effectively and efficiently because of the class. I really liked your method
of teaching and I feel as though I have retained and will be able to apply most of what I
learned. It was a very enjoyable experience and I hope to be able to set up more training with
Design Engine soon.
I have passed along your contact information/business cards to my manager should we need
ID cad work done on upcoming projects. I look forward to working with you again in the future
– be sure to keep in touch.”

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Schick-Wilkinson Sword

“Just wanted to say “thanks again” for the training and hospitality Neil and I received last
week. The methods we’ve learned will certainly have a positive impact on our performance here at Schick.”

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KCKustom

“Just taking a second to give some quick feedback.
Joel is great! The beginning of last week he gave me a great multi page printout showing basic key points for alias. It will come in handy once I get back to texas for reviewing stuff.
Joel also is great about helping me before class officially starts, and staying late to help me with things I get stuck on. I’m sure I’m moving a lot slower than most students he gets, the extra time he takes is appreciated. He has a great ability to show me general key elements for the programs, but also fine tune it for my specific needs.
I’m sure I’m a challenge as I’m not the norm student. I’m coming from way out in left field with no industrial design knowledge. His patience is appreciated. And at the same time he is great at pushing me.

All you guys have been great. I do appreciate the great lengths you, bart and joel have gone to in order to allow me this opportunity. My brain is a little fried from the learning, so I wanted to make absolutely sure you guys know I’m thankful.”

Kelly Crosby – KCKustom


 

Case New Holland

” We found this free-flowing training technique to be very user-friendly as well as very effective. We now feel much more confident not only in the creation and usage of surfacing in Pro-E, but in the general usage of the software as well. We would definitely recommend this training to others within the company. Further we would recommend the use of Design Engine for other software training because of the overall effectivity of their training method.”

Chad O’Connell – CNH


 

Harley-Davidson

” We chose Design Engine because of their promise to deliver to HD a custom one week class that incorporated training in a design workflow that would utilize both Maya and Alias. DE delivered on that promise as the employees that attended the training were able to model in both sets of software before the week concluded. DE was very proactive seeking dialogue prior to the training to insure that HD would receive everything in the training they were seeking. I would highly recommend DE to anyone or any company looking for software training. We will be returning for further training at DE when the time permits and we look forward to it. A special thanks to Claudia and Joel who were are primary contact/trainer as they did a superb job fulfilling our needs. Thanks again.”

Rick Elchert – Sr. Surface Designer at Harley-Davidson


Greater Denver Area

Best Pro/E Surfacing Training ever! We were debating switching our Industrial Designers to Solidworks. This would have caused huge workflow and data sharing issues with our Engineering group who uses Pro/E. Bart was able to turn the table on the issue and show us what we can do with Pro/E, that we cannot with Solidworks. We’ve never questioned the issue again.

Vaughn McDaniel III, IT Business Process Analyst – PLM & CAD at Kärcher North America


Dental Product Development

My name is Marc Stewart. I previously have attended a training course put on by Bart Brejcha many years ago and liked his teaching style and have recommended our engineers to attend courses put on by Design Engine. Recently a number of our design engineers using Creo have expressed interest in the week long Pro/Surface & ISDX Intensive course that Design Engine offers.

Marc Stewart, Senior Design Engineer – Midmark Corporation


Lumisource

I have my dream job. Scratch that. My dream career. And it is all thanks to Bart Brejcha, Design Engine Education and the State of Illinois’ WIA program. In 2003 I was an Art Director for a Chicago marketing firm. It was a good job but not always a secure one, since I was contracting and it could end anytime. After the company lost a couple major clients I was what is politely termed “downsized”. There was a silver lining however. My newly unemployed state qualified me for state funding in the Workforce Investment Act through the unemployment office. I was able to take a three week course in Pro/Engineer, a top rated CAD software package and industry standard at all the big manufacturers. After building a portfolio I landed several freelance projects, including designing a Chicago nightclub. Shortly after in 2005 I took a job for Lumisource Inc., designing contemporary furniture and lighting, which has always been a deep running passion for me. I now have several successful designs in major retailers across the country. I can’t tell you just how grateful I am that this opportunity presented itself through the WIA program. I hope more people are able to achieve the same results I have in the future through Design Engine.

Chris Daisy, Design Director – Lumisource Inc.


Caterpillar Inc.

My name is Jacques Elloye and I am working right now as a Design Engineer in the Caterpillar Tier 4 Emission Solutions department in Mossville, IL Near Peoria. I immigrated to the US from Europe via Africa with the Green Card in 2000. I was married with one child. I am an alumni of the Warsaw University of Technology In Poland where I graduated an MS in Mechanical Engineering. But when we arrived in the US I struggled to find a job that will help me take care of my family. The biggest obstacle in finding a job was that I DID NOT GRADUATE FROM AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY. Some employers even let me know that.

So the struggle continued until 2004 when I received a WIA GRANT at the unemployment office in Elgin, IL to learn PRO/ENGINEER at Design Engine. I took the class at Design Engine in Chicago. I completed my education six months later. I have to say that I had no prior familiarities with that Software. I learned it from scratch at Design Engine.

In January 2006 I found a position with a head hunter to work for caterpillar as a Design Engineer using PRO/E. Two and half years later I got permanently hired by Caterpillar and PRO/E is still my main tool at work. I am especially grateful for the WIA GRANT and to the owners of Design Engine for their tremendous help. They provided a very friendly, customized environment to learn. Their constant encouragements and the way they care about their students is greatly appreciated. Before my education at Design Engine I was struggling to provide for my family. After learning PRO/E with the WIA GRANT I have today a dream job at Caterpillar. A stable job in such a great Company as Caterpillar Inc! At any time that I will have the opportunity to do so I will recommend Design Engine to anyone in need of a specific training to find a better job.

Jacques Elloye, Design Engineer – Caterpillar Inc.


Brock Solid Design Inc.

I took your Pro/ENGINEER 1 week surfacing class in January of this year. Michigan is facing record unemployment numbers, yet I was able to obtain a job using the advanced surfacing skills I acquired from Design Engine. With Design Engine’s hands on approach and unique individualized teaching style I had no problem securing a highly desired contract position in West Michigan.

I highly recommend Design Engine’s classes and their approach to teaching to anyone who is looking for a competitive advantage, or to anyone who would like to be a sought after professional.

Nathan Brock, – Brock Solid Design Inc.


Newell Rubbermaid

I have received a very good training held by Etienne from Design Engine Company, the training was very helpful, and I got a lot of new skills on Creo from the training.

They taught with a very clear class structure, step by step to take the students learn function of each icon, and setting. They took us not only to learn the normal functions that we use in the daily working, but also to reach to the content we seldom use but very helpful to improve the performance of the drawings. This will let us make a better drawings with saving working time.

Overall, This is one of the best practice and class in my life. Honestly I believe Etienne is a very good teacher with a very high level in teaching. Thank him for the class.

I appreciate getting so much Creo knowledge/Skill from this class.

 

Alex Li, – Newell Rubbermaid