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#1 posted 02-19-2018 03:37 PM



Thank you so much for the advice. Now you have me intrigued about the Fushion 360. Does it have the cutlist you wrote about on Sketch up because that is a great addition. I guess I can t go wrong since they are free, Thank you again

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Because I learned SU first, the transition to 360 was hard and I haven’t spent much time using it or looking for add-ons. A quick search found this (CSV-BOM) but I have not tried it or looked at reviews. There may be others and you may find some tutorials for doing it manually as well. One of the things that Cutlist will also do is the layout on your boards and plywood if you take the time while creating your components to define them properly. I typically just do this manually using a scene but it does work using Cutlist. Also note that if you are considering designing for CNC, F360 is probably the better choice. I have not played around with this yet but I think that F360 has some built in capabilities for CNC. Overall, I think that Sketchup is easier to learn but F360 probably has the most versatility and capability down the road.

BTW, I think that YesHaveSome is right that if you are using Sketchup for a for-profit business, you are supposed to to buy the pro version (but you can still try it for free). I think that F360 is free for hobbyist and businesses with less than $100k in total revenue but pretty pricey if you have to pay for it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.


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