I'm by no means a Fusion expert but because of the video content I can now model just about any part I have the ability to machine, including 3D. I like playing with new technologies but if it will expire before I get proficient then it's not worth starting on. As I recall, my desktop only met the minimum requirements, which apparently was not enough. I do appreciate that it shows collisions, which I haven't seen in Fusion yet just watching videos. Solid modeling really helps when you start trying to make complex assemblies that you don't want to have to remake the parts repeatedly.
It's very similar in power to SolidWorks and Rhinoceros 3D Check out this video on just how easy this program is to use: Enjoy! I am currently struggling with the transition to Fusion 360. Once you learn all the workarounds you can navigate fairly well. I just went back thru and re-installed Fusion 360 and did the free for one year route. Start again seems to be the only option at this point in time. It is so much easier to print small jobs and send the bigger ones up the street to the wide format printer instead of inking the drawings.
They are all different in specific ways but all the same really. I think I would have had a more difficult time relearning Solidworks again. I would say I'm somewhere in between hobbyist and professional user, but have no income from use. As a self-taught 3D modeler, I found it difficult and frustrating to understand a tool or process without having any context for when it might be used. I am still running AutoSketch 9 here and it does the job very nicely. I have worked with many projects from micro to architectural and would find it difficult to thoroughly grasp the final work without something like SolidWorks. Auto desk has quite a few videos with text showing the basic operations to get started.
I used an early Alibre Design a few years ago now called Geomagic. This is exactly what I mean by unintuitive and user unfriendly software. Its got sort of a Google Sketch-up look and feel. The tutorials worked flawlessly and nothing crashed or broke and its relatively easy to get going, so I like it so far. Hi I am thinking about using fusion for my cabinet shop. Autodesk Fusion 360 License Key combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining… , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,. I was actually considering going back to a 2D just because of that.
Additionally, several design and modeling steps are shown, involving sketching, extruding, using calipers, fixing over-constraint errors, adjusting appearances, calibrating canvases, and more. I didn't think that Gibbs was that great, and it definitely isn't as pretty as Fusion 360. You can jump right to A360 from within Fusion 360. Guys and Gals, I was introduced to this program via some maker spaces we run in Schools across Australia. One aid that I would suggest is picking up some good reference books.
I could then make adjustments as necessary. Design basics are covered first, including using the tools in Fusion 360. In picking a guide, I would suggest borrowing or otherwise getting a preview of the candidate book before purchasing as some are better than others. The term of Your entitlement will be as identified in the materials authorizing your trial. If I do qualify for you free version would you send me the link please that way I can make sure I get the right one? When I work up a new design, it invariably needs to be tweaked to get to its final form. I started drafting with pencil, paper, and eraser in 1958. I found that having something to model object in 3D was immensely helpful as I had trouble visualizing how things could or would look when fit together and in various perspectives.
Most of the 3D printing resources rave about Fusion 360 but as you say, the small print does appear to give them the option to start charging at any point if they so choose to. Oh, and doesn't put a hobbyist in the poor house. I am currently trying the sheet metal functionality for an unpaid test project an arbor, that will be built, but I will not be selling it. But, what about the other way? Since day one, Fusion 360 has been heavily adopted by users in this segment, and we credit a great deal of our success thus far to the usage, engagement and feedback from this community - it's is critical to our strategy, and we intend to continue that commitment. I could not do anything else than to pay in order to continue working on my designs. This is not too difficult on a simple stand-alone part but a for complicated part which must interface with numerous other parts, this can be a challenge. It also let's you easily generate paper drawings with dimensions and multiple views from the 3d model easily.
This is the small print that's confusing. I struggled when I went from AutoSketch to AutoCad and from AutoCad to SolidWorks. Any 2D cad will make shop drawings for something you have a design for. I haven't seen one for Fusion yet but when it comes out, I will get it. Kinda depends on what you want to do. I still have my Dietzgen tools, the scales, and my pencils and sharpener. Anyone know if it is still free for hobbyist or is it now pay.
If you qualify as a start up and the business at some point no longer qualifies for the free license what version would you need to purchase to have the same functionality? So that is what started ringing alarm bells and confusion then set in as to whether they had now changed the licensing to only allow only the first year of usage for free to hobbyists. Ah, thanks Gerry, I missed the 1 year part in the fine print. Description This course is designed to teach Fusion 360 in the way that I learn best - with start to finish project tutorials. I have used a half dozen different 2D systems, including AutoCad, and Draftsight. I'm hoping that Fusion 360 will fill that gap a give me an opportunity to learn the 3D way of doing things. Thank you for your time and Have a Great Day Ken Hello, I already purchased two years of subscription when you guys had a deep discount last year. It's great for anything I need to do.
That makes it a bit risky as I would never be able to afford or justify the subscription for the Ultimate version which has the cool 3d strategies. I suspect that I'm still thinking in 123d terms when I'm designing. I coveted a professional grade board and machine of my own for the longest time. How does it compare to Fusion? Simply give a feature a start point and an end point, radius, diameter, arc, Etc. One of my colleagues ran into issues activating and thought it might be a time limited thing? Was able to reset my password for the Community forums and stuff but need to set up to do drawings again.