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    I'm so not surprised, this demonstrates exactly what has kept me from even considering cloud based software for anything I might want to see when I want to see it and not when the vendor can let me see it.

    A second issue for me is updates applied when convenient for the vendor, if my CAD/CAM isn't broke I don't fix it ;-)

    - Nick
    If you will not be swayed by logic or experience simply pick the idea you
    like best, but ask yourself why you sought advice in the first place and,
    for a simple life, perhaps consider not doing so in future

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    I am hugely tempted to try Fusion 360 for die sinking even if it is a bit buggy. Apparently I can rent it for 30 a month when I need it, how good is that?
    I am not hugely clear about drawing stuff with it, is it very different to AutoCAD? Thought I would give the demo a try over Xmas.
    The tool paths look really neat and in control, if you know what I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    I am hugely tempted to try Fusion 360 for die sinking even if it is a bit buggy. Apparently I can rent it for 30 a month when I need it, how good is that?
    I am not hugely clear about drawing stuff with it, is it very different to AutoCAD? Thought I would give the demo a try over Xmas.
    The tool paths look really neat and in control, if you know what I mean?
    Fusion 360 is free for hobby use just register and you are good to go. I use Autocad but only 2D so can't comment but 360 is very powerful and a steep learning curve but worth thee trouble
    ..Clive

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    The big difference between AutoCAD and Fusion 360 is that F360 is parametric. This takes some getting used to but once you are there it feels very odd and restrictive going back to ACAD.

    Parametric means you can loosely draw something and add dimensions to it. You can then edit the dimensions and the drawing will refresh automatically. You can also add various constraints to do the same thing.

    In AutoCAD you have to edit the lines themselves and move / edit the points around. Instead of that once you get used to thinking of the lines as a framework which contains rules to define the drawing it makes CAD much quicker and very powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    if my CAD/CAM isn't broke I don't fix it ;-)

    - Nick
    More importantly if it is fixed don't break it.
    It takes all sorts to make a world, I am just glad I am not one of them.

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    I am not hugely clear about drawing stuff with it, is it very different to AutoCAD?
    It's very, very different.
    Much closer to Solidworks than it is to AutoCAD. For most things, you start with sketches, and then extrude them. Just be sure to follow this rule:
    http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/post-y...2/td-p/6581749
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