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Posted on Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

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#1 posted 10-17-2018 05:14 PM

If you don t like Sketchup because it s web based, then you might not like Fusion 360 either. Fusion requires an internet connection because all of your designs are stored in the Fusion Cloud. Even so, I still use it but not for woodworking.
You mentioned Solidworks for $40/yr. I recently “re-upped” my Solidworks license as a US military vet (which is also good for Canadian military vets), and it was only $25/yr.


- xeddog

You can work offline in Fusion. Also, that s completely different than Sketchup being web based. The new Sketchup works in the browser rather than being installed on your machine like previous versions and Fusion. Sketchup is buggy and laggy enough standalone. Can t imagine how the web version would be.

- YesHaveSome

This exactly. The lag time between drawing a rectangle and it rendering on the screen in my case at home can be as much as 5 seconds in the webapp Too long to be useful. I liked the fact that I could make sketches somewhere else, save them to trimble connect and then download them in the standalone version on my home computer but this feature, while it was active for the trial period, has switched off for the ” make ” version of the standalone. So now I have to redraw if I want to work on something at home that I had previously made on the web app. And, as others have mentioned sketchup is buggy as it is so I’m now resigned to having only a program on my home computer and work on that, and having my lunch hours away from the computer at work, lol.

Still thinking that fusion 360 might be the ticket and I am fine with storing files in the cloud, as long as I am not relying on an internet connection to do the actual drawing. I’m liking what I find in the fusion tutorials on youtube. Will not be able to download until I get home, so can’t play around with it yet.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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