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#1 posted 10-17-2018 03:27 PM

YHS, thanks for the input on Fusion. I ve hear a lot of good things about it, which is why I m looking into it. There doesn t seem to be as many woodworkers using it, so there are less resources, but it does seem worth the effort to learn it.

Rich, thanks for the info on Solidworks. Looks like I can get it for $40/year, so I ll look into it.

Ripper, I ve actually seen those resources, but Blender just seems to be a bit of overkill for what I m looking for. I ve seen one video where someone did a subway station in a few minutes, but I think the learning curve is likely a bit steep.

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Check our Lars Christensen’s YouTube channel. Most of his stuff his engineering and CAM but he does quite a bit that is directly related to woodworking. He’s also very quick to respond to questions via email. Also, Jay Bates did a long tutorial that was pretty good. Paul Jenkins has done a few.

For me, the biggest hurdle was figuring how to approach the sketches so things worked together. Once I got that down I started to move pretty well. If you dont have to make things parametric you can move really quickly.

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