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Re: Newbie with a few questions
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 08:40:30 AM »
Hi Gerry,
great insights, thanks very much.

I had always suspected that Aspire was optimized for decorative work. So your conclusion is not a surprise.

I am not averse to buying a program and it not being updated. I mean if it was good enough when you bought it
and it still doing what it as supposed to five years later.....I'm OK with that. One of the reasons that Aspire appealed
was the perpetual licence. In this instance though while I might get a perpetual licence the program is probably not
what I really want.....and Fusion, despite the subscription model, is.

I will probably check out VisualMill by Mecsoft a bit closer. Some of the toolpaths that were videoed were very much like
some of the Mastercam toolpaths I had become accustomed to. Downside is it would appear that the version of the software
I liked was in the Mastercam price range!

Thanks again for your insight.

Craig
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Re: Newbie with a few questions
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2019, 10:53:31 AM »
A friend of mine has well over $5K invested in Solidworks and Visual Mill.
He's switching to Fusion 360, because it's so much cheaper.

Sometimes with these more expensive packages, you are forced to upgrade to get bug fixes, as previous versions become obsolete and no longer receive bug fixes or updates. While they are not subscription, they behave very similarly to a subscription model.
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