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  1. #11
    Thanks Geoff, I will have a play with Fusion360 for now and see how it goes.

  2. #12
    Did a bit of Googling. Just ordered an ATI FirePro 4900 for 55. I'm sure it will run well enough for me.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenson View Post
    Please note I hate noise from fans!
    Guess I'm too late for card recommendation but if you want to kill that fan noise two things:

    Noctua fans are awesome.
    Plonk a cpu cooler on your gpu. Like this --->

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iegpwo9SqSg

    Perhaps a PC case build is in your future? ;)

  4. #14
    Tenson,

    Just had a look on the Fusion360 site - make sure you have a 64bit machine (32bit not supported):
    http://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppor...usion-360.html
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

  5. #15
    Thanks for that, yes I am running Win7 64bit on a core2 quad.

    Fusion 360 does run but seems to hang sometimes, I guess because of the graphics card.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Tenson View Post
    Thanks for that, yes I am running Win7 64bit on a core2 quad.

    Fusion 360 does run but seems to hang sometimes, I guess because of the graphics card.
    Its not so simple. I am running dual core 3.2Ghz with 6Gb ddr3 ram and 1gb Video card Ati GDR5 5780 , which when new , a couple of years ago was a beast PC.

    Sketchup continues to freeze some times, one of the many reasons i went to real CAD. NX9 works flawlessly. So is not the PC or the card.

    Make sure you have latest drivers of all and all updates installed. Maybe some little tweak of the program could avoid problems.



    Fusion really seams interesting for the price of 20Euro per month after the first year. Though the CAM part should be investigated further, if there are not some serious limits there.
    Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 11-09-2015 at 06:23 PM.
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyan Silyavski View Post
    Though the CAM part should be investigated further, if there are not some serious limits there.
    These guys are doing 5-axis CAD/CAM with fusion 360:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijqmLLjHbyk

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    There is also a free course (25 videos about 4 hours total) for fusion 360 here:

    https://www.udemy.com/product-design...n-360/learn/#/

    Should help you get started.

  9. #19
    That's great, thanks! I am still doing the ones on the program and they sent me an email with more to follow.

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