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    I've been a D&T teacher decades and I got a router with about 70x90cm cutting bed. As a teacher we taught kids 3D CAD with prodesktop 8 which is ancient - but I want to design my own 3d clip art. Does anyone know of any free or reasonably priced software that they'd recommend? Especially if I can transfer my skills from the ProD8... I use V carve pro as the interface software.

    So. Hello CNC world. I look forward to hearing from some of you!
    Last edited by Kallosphere; 19-12-2017 at 07:08 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm afraid that questions in the New Member section can be totally overlooked, so it may well be worthwhile reposting your query/request in another bucket, possibly the software bucket. . . . . . .

    Andy

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    The obvious suggestion - which might not be the correct one, is Fusion360. Not sure about the ProDesktop and any similarities, but F360 is pretty easy to pickup the basics (which is about where I am).

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    Yes i agree the best solution for now is fusion 360.

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    Thanks Doddy
    How do you get training on Fusion 360?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallosphere View Post
    Thanks Doddy
    How do you get training on Fusion 360?
    It's really not hard to find a lot of info on F360.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallosphere View Post
    Thanks Doddy
    How do you get training on Fusion 360?
    This guy is superb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5bc...lP2idPGwD7ruKg
    for beginners
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    The easy way is to make your base clip art in Inkscape Or Adobe Illustrator as vectors then use fusion to extrude from your vectors.

    I would recommend this
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FUSION-36...sAAOSwr~lYnHxr

    I found this dvd useful to get my head round the interface, it's not a how to model tutorial it just breaks down the tools and how to use them so if you have no prior experience you would want additional help.

    Youtube and autodesk has some excellent resources for getting started
    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/10880...60cm-work-area My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

    If you didn't buy it from China the company you bought it from did ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertboy View Post
    The easy way is to make your base clip art in Inkscape Or Adobe Illustrator as vectors then use fusion to extrude from your vectors.

    I would recommend this
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FUSION-36...sAAOSwr~lYnHxr

    I found this dvd useful to get my head round the interface, it's not a how to model tutorial it just breaks down the tools and how to use them so if you have no prior experience you would want additional help.

    Youtube and autodesk has some excellent resources for getting started
    Lars is great just watching his Cam stuff
    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/10880...60cm-work-area My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

    If you didn't buy it from China the company you bought it from did ;)

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