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« on: June 21, 2019, 03:19:44 PM »
This is a inexpensive way to find out if you need to invest in the more expensive cnc programs or not. Some of you are just in it for fun as I am, this is great for me!
I am a retired custom cabinet maker and needed a hobby with minimal investment.
The things i make keeps the grand kids happy.

Doesn't hurt to take a look and see!       https://deftware.itch.io/pixelcnc

 I might consider trying Fusion 360, been bouncing on it as to the expense and do i really need it. Don't know!! Pretty content right now. Can't justify the cost!

lumber60

Re: Newbies
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 08:45:14 PM »
Fusion 360 is free to hobbyists
Jeremy Robert (Bob) Willson
Re: Newbies
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 07:42:28 AM »
I loaded the hobbyist version Autodesk Fusion 360 again yesterday ,still confusing to me with all of the different terminology etc. I understand some of it but can't even figure out how to get something started on the canvas,
Looks like a very large and confusing learning curve to me.
I will try to find time in between things to look at it some more.


lumer60
Re: Newbies
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 08:01:13 AM »
YouTube is your friend.
Jeremy Robert (Bob) Willson
Re: Newbies
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 11:23:53 AM »
2 hours of clicking and you tube in between and still no image loaded. FRUSTRATED ALL READY but not giving up yet. Even the you tube directions for loading/inserting SVG images didn't work!

Back to inkscape and PixelCNC, need to get some things made. Granddaughter coming today and will want to make some things so i need to have my part done.

lumber60

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 03:38:50 PM »
If you just want to cut .svg files, then Fusion is not the best way top go about it.

When I saw your first posts about Pixel CNC, I almost bought it.
But I played with the demo, and found it to be extremely buggy, with a really difficult to use interface.
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 03:41:07 PM »
Hi,
all CAD programs have similarities. Drawing is a matter of composing geometry and then extruding, sweeping etc
to create 3D bodies.

If you wish to use CAD/CAM you'll just have to stick with it until you get the hang of it.

Craig
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