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Would you buy that £$4K CAD CAM program at a student price?

Yes, the only reason I don't buy it now is I can't justify the cost.
makes no odds to me I'm loaded and have money to burn.
No, these programs are for the big boys
I'd like to haggle my own discount, thanks
Yes, where do I add my name and state what program I need?

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Offline Quad

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CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« on: May 23, 2009, 12:20:44 PM »
So your a MACH, home CNCer and you'd love to be able to have the functionality of a $4,000 CAD/CAM program, but you'll never recoupe that sort of cost, so you don't get the full potential from your machine.  If you were offered the program at the student discount price would it be more obtainable?

Would you add your name to an email to Mecsoft (or other software manufacturer), requesting a discount for the 'hobby' user?

Are you prepared to promote the software and mention them in your Youtube video?

Offline What!

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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 12:39:01 PM »
Depends on the discount. What's the new price?

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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 05:13:36 PM »
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM is free for hobbyists.
Tom

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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 09:12:24 AM »
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM is free for hobbyists.

How much does it cost?
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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:23:32 AM »
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM is free for hobbyists.

How much does it cost?


It's free, other than your time to register.  Here's the language from the Autodesk Legal Terms of Service, "If your entitlement has been designated as “Startup,” You may use the service if You are (a) a company, startup, or home-based business that generates less than $100,000 (or equivalent in other currency) per year from the total sale of goods or services, or (b) an individual using the service for personal non-commercial projects, hobbies, or personal learning."

I've been a registered user for three years.
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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 10:24:58 AM »
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM is free for hobbyists.

How much does it cost?


It's subscription based. $300 year for the standard version, $1500/year for the Ultimate version.
Gerry

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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 11:00:10 AM »
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM is free for hobbyists.

How much does it cost?


It's subscription based. $300 year for the standard version, $1500/year for the Ultimate version.
True if you are a commercial enterprise.
Tom

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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 11:53:43 AM »
Having followed Autodesk for over 30 years don't be surprised what could happen in the future.

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Re: CAD /CAM Software at a student price
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 12:55:54 PM »
I recently spoke to someone that used to be part of the Fusion 360 team, and asked him about this. I was told that the intent is to provide Fusion free to hobbyists, indefinitely. Take that for what it's worth.
And having said that, when Autodesk offered an option (a few years ago) to lock into Fusion Ultimate for $300/year for life, I took them up on it, just in case at some point, it wouldnt be free.
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