So if you have access to anything, don't hesitate to jump in there. The skills you'll pick up will translate.
That is indeed true, but when you are using four or five packages it can get complicated... There where times that I used Rhino, Inventor, Autocad, Solidworks and another two which I try to forget (spaceclaim and keycreator
) ... I got so confused at one point were I was orbiting most of the time without particular reason
... I think if you master a couple of the above (mainly Rhino for surfacing and either SW or Inventor as an engineering tool) you will be fine ... Now if you are gonna go mad there is CATIA out there , but good luck with that
Switching from Inventor to SW should not be difficult. But you have to switch and not going back and fourth !