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3D Printing => General 3d printing => Topic started by: Admin on 14 Dec, 2016, 18:56:37 PM

Title: CAD programmes
Post by: Admin on 14 Dec, 2016, 18:56:37 PM
What are your preference for creating your files?

Do you use OnShape or fusion360 or something else?

I haven't used CAD software for years and the last programme I used was autocad.
I've been messing around with OnShape and fusion360 but haven't really gone to deeply into them as of yet.
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: xaureatex on 14 Dec, 2016, 19:48:07 PM
OpenSCAD.
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: cklapka on 15 Dec, 2016, 15:03:13 PM
I am currently learning OnShape ... I like the fact that it is all online and the Tutorials are really helpful.
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: RCole on 22 Dec, 2016, 20:35:12 PM
I like the huge variety of materials for OnShape and that they provide closed captioning and, in some cases, transcripts of the tutorials.

When I need to do something complex and/or quickly, I use Blender 3D. I've been using it for years for modelling, so I know the program.
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: ralgor on 13 Feb, 2017, 08:32:39 AM
I am using freecad... it's sometimes quite annoying but it does its job to get decent and printable stls... and its free.

Regards

ralgor
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: Ken_A on 13 Feb, 2017, 12:49:12 PM
I use Blender. It is also free, and I'm comfortable with the interface.
Anything I want to do and cannot remember, or have not done before - there is a webpage or video instruction for. :)
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: Admin on 20 Feb, 2017, 19:04:21 PM
I've decided to go with fusion360. I like the control interface and it's powerful enough for my needs.
Title: Re: CAD programmes
Post by: brandstaetter on 15 Mar, 2017, 12:18:42 PM
OpenScad if you're a programmer and want to generate parameterized models

Fusion306 otherwise

OnShape is nice, but being always-on is a bit of a drawback. Would be nice to be able to design something "in the field" without having to need a fat internet line.