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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:50 am

nikolai.r wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Actually I like the cloud service in Fusion 360. Me and my wife can modify same objects. They don't have to be public (private by default)
And the program is always up-to-date. It's perfect for our private needs.

Perhaps you've been lucky using their cloud, I wish I had. What often happens with me is my updates fail to save to the cloud, so when you fire it up the next time you are greeted with the "backup" message. They are supposedly implementing an option so that you can save things locally, due to overwhelming popular demand, but I won't hold my breath.

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:27 am

I had never this kind of problems. Maybe you have a bad network connection, so the files are not being synchronised. You have always the option to export to be on the safe side.

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:50 am

nikolai.r wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:27 am
I had never this kind of problems. Maybe you have a bad network connection, so the files are not being synchronised. You have always the option to export to be on the safe side.

I'm not the only user with this problem. Who knows what it is, except it's not my network connection.

Anyhow, the more I use F360 the more frustrated I become. Mainly stupid things, features that they appear to have started to implement then got bored (left the feature in an almost unusable state) and moved to something else, in the ever eternal race to add as many features as they possibly can. :roll: I can give two examples of such just off the top of my head, printing models/sketches and the user parameter list. :x

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:26 pm

On a more constructive note, for those still looking for beginner cad software I found this https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/m ... l-software

I have watched a few vids on it and it appears very intuitive. I hope to try it myself very soon.

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:45 am

SketchUp is very simple/intuitive to learn and use, but a bit limited. FreeCAD is more powerful, but harder to learn, and a little buggy.

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:19 am

Hi ALL,

This is my first post. I am 72 years young and ordered my first 3d Printer (i3 mk3 KIT) less than a week ago. I have been lurking on this forum for several days, trying to learn more. This is the first topic that I felt I might be qualified to respond to. I have been using Fusion 360 for a little more than a year. I have tried several CAD modeling programs were "Free as in Freedom" and some that were only "Free as in Free Beer". By far Fusion 360 has to be one of the best "Free for the Hobbyist" I have found. When I started F360 it was very tied to the cloud. But it has changed a lot now and I have worked on models for a week at the time and not reconnected to the net. Software up dates are weekly. The help from the forum is great and responses are fast. If you have a problem, there's dozens more that have already had the same problem and someone has offered the solution. It has a Sculpt mode for modeling which I have not used, but will try it now before my printer arrives. There is nothing quite as forgiving as Parametric CAD.

Disclaimer: "I don't work for Autodesk or anyone else for that matter."

BTW: "Free as in Freedom" more than 50% of my decision to buy Prusa.
I think I am going to buy my grand daughter a 3d Printer. She has become quite a good little artist and I would like to see her get into 3d and F360. "I have been using Fusion 360 since I was 13 years old" could look quite good on a future resume.

Bob

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:09 am

robert.r28 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:19 am
Hi ALL,

This is my first post. I am 72 years young and ordered my first 3d Printer (i3 mk3 KIT) less than a week ago. I have been lurking on this forum for several days, trying to learn more. This is the first topic that I felt I might be qualified to respond to. I have been using Fusion 360 for a little more than a year.

Firstly, congratulations on your purchase and impending delivery. I am sure you will have many hours (and a few frustrating moments) of happy printing.

Secondly, commiserations on using F360 for that length of time :P

Autodesk have been touting a major update to F360 in the very near future. Let's hope they stick to their word and clean up the areas that they have f***ed up over the years. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Easy program to DESIGN my own stuff for Beginner

Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:58 pm

Inventor is what i use, offline and easy to use

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