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    I presume that interested parties are aware of the Autodesk offer of free integrated CAD/CAM software Fusion 360. It downloads and works perfectly. And even contains Mach3 post processors.
    You have to take a look.

  2. #2
    Do you mean the free for students offer? They have been doing that for a while now.

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    It's actually been basically free for most people for a while now. Any startup business or hobbyists can apply for the free version.
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    This is what they state:- "A free 1-year startup license is also available for hobbyists, enthusiasts, makers, and emerging businesses that make less than US$100,000 in revenue per year. At the end of 1 year, you can reselect the startup entitlement or transition to a commercial entitlement."

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    I'm using it and I have to say I really like it. I've recommended it to a few people. The fact that it is free is a big bonus and I think it'll be good for getting a large user base behind it... good for tutorials etc... theres already plenty on youtube. My opinion pretty much matches this guy on https://youtu.be/o-GBpUZ3piY First part is a tutorial... skip to around 12:30 to see what he says if anyone is interested.

    There was rumours of 5 axis machining being added, but the more I actually use my machine the more I realise I only really need 2.5d. So far anyway.

    Also, I think its the only combined CAD/CAM package that works on a Mac, which won me over on pretty much that alone.

  6. #6
    All woke up that it will be either or low month to month subscription. It all started with Adobe, then other followed. This is the future. 25-40$ per month is Ok, having in mind the support, forums, tutorials and so.

    Now i am still suspicious when we are talking about words like "clouds" and remembering words like "discontinue"
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