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Philbert
04-29-2013, 01:41 AM
I came across autodesk's Fusion 360 app and am trying to learn to use it. At the moment it appears to be free as it's in open beta and I can't find any info on pricing anywhere. It seems fairly decent as CAD goes, though the interface is completely foreign to me. I've just been looking for something that does CAD stuff like surfaces and solids as for some things it feels like it would be easier to not have to worry about where the edges are all the time. Plus if it's free that beats upgrading my LWCad (although I want to do that too when I can). What's curious about 360 is that everything is saved in the cloud. Normally I'd stay as far away as I can from autodesk but in CAD they seems to know a thing or too, especially if it's free.

http://www.autodesk.com/fusion360

KurtF
04-29-2013, 11:20 AM
Cloudbased. Autodesk. Polygon Modeling.

Go get MoI3D instead. Support small business and design stuff the way an artist and designer would do it.

http://moi3d.com/

Philbert
04-29-2013, 01:46 PM
I like MoI but it costs money that I dont have a lot of. It also has a huge lack of decent tutorials.

Edit: They just tweeted at me, the price is between $25 and $200 a month. Just the open beta is free. Looks like MoI is cheaper after all.

BigHache
04-29-2013, 04:56 PM
I have Fusion 360 installed. I watched a few videos and all I could think about is why did they name everything so different than any other 3D application I've seen. I haven't had time to get into it, I'm sure it's lovely and some of the features did look nice but, meh, is it worth learning this or do my current tools fulfill my needs? I'll take a look again as time permits but it does look to have good features.

Philbert
04-29-2013, 05:28 PM
I did notice the strange naming. I thought maybe it was just my lack of CAD knowledge. I'll just hope for more MoI tutorials.