New Toy



  • Heh, yeah.
    If you do, go for FreeCAD, you already use it for some things, and fun fact, it really can handle OpenSCAD files natively.



  • @danal readung your post it could seem like the designers have intended a sketch to only have a single feature, and once this has been turned to 3d it is hidden to avoid cluttering up the next sketch you want. And if you create your 2nd sketch off the surface of your newly created 3d object it will project the sketch geometry off that surface to your sketch.

    I understand you want a different workflow, but if you work with the software instead of against it may prove more efficient.

    Having said that my intiial experience was pretty much the same as yours.



  • @deckingman, have a look at https://www.tinkercad.com, it may be enough for your needs.



  • @deckingman said in New Toy:

    ... all I want is to produce 2 dimensional drawings of fairly simply things that I want to make on a manual milling machine?

    I think I'll just stock up on envelopes so that I can use the backs of them ☺ .............

    Unless you could use the sketches directly (like the screenshot over in the v-slot thread) then fusion is a bit cumbersome to make 2d drawings from the parts. Its very full featured, but I tend not to bother using it, its simply faster to just turn on dimmensions for sketches so they remain when not in sketch mode.



  • I'll probably get tarred and feathered for suggesting this, but I actually still use Sketchup when I'm making a simple drawing for woodworking. Probably because that's just what I was used to using for that task before I learned Fusion.

    It has its own quirks for sure and doesn't easily produce nice STLs for 3D printing, but for doing a line sketch with dimensions it's pretty decent.

    Now that I'm more familiar with Fusion I'd probably use it for sketching instead, but sketchup has a place.

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  • @phaedrux said in New Toy:

    I'll probably get tarred and feathered for suggesting this, but I actually still use Sketchup when I'm making a simple drawing for woodworking. Probably because that's just what I was used to using for that task before I learned Fusion.

    lol, hope you'll stay clear of the tar, after all the best tool for the job is the one you're proficient with, and SketchUp was great until google sold it. With SketchUcam it was kinda nice, quirks and all.

    Although I'd have to say I find the workflow pretty similar between the two for simple stuff like that, and you could easily repoduce the same images in fusion by enabling "show sketch dimensions" while in the modelling space of fusion. Fusion CAM blows everything else in its price point out of the water which is the sole reason I stick with it.



  • @bearer said in New Toy:

    Fusion CAM blows everything else in its price point out of the water which is the sole reason I stick with it.

    One of my big reasons, as well.



  • @phaedrux said in New Toy:

    I'll probably get tarred and feathered for suggesting this, but I actually still use Sketchup ...

    I haven't in a while, but I should. I REALLY liked their inference engine, once I was past the learning curve.



  • @bearer said in New Toy:

    if you work with the software instead of against it may prove more efficient.

    I'd LOVE to "work with it". Very hard to do when clicking with an arrow changes the color/highlight of a line/face/object, but does not actually select it. That's not a personal pref... that's just flatly a violation of UI de-facto behavior.



  • It does have its flaws, I just don't see the sketch hiding as one of them after getting used to it.


 

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