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Posted on Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

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#1 posted 10-19-2018 04:30 PM

Well the free version Sketchup was fun while it lasted. But Trimble wants to make money with it so the freebie is going away eventually. You can certainly keep the latest free version going for a while. But unsupported software is eventually gonna quit on you.

I’d imagine if you can find a free version of Fusion 360 it won’t be far behind. You’ll pay for it eventually. AutoDesk got hold of ArtCAM and killed it off with exorbitant yearly rates in favor of Fusion (my opinion). They want to make money from their investment.

So I wonder what’s next? Looks to me like Blender is one of the best options as far as free 3D tools. Is it liable to go the way of Sketchup eventually? I’d guess not if it’s open-source.

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