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Posted on Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

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#1 posted 10-19-2018 05:12 PM

Bilyo, I m a great fan of Linux, and have used it for going on 20 years no, but I can t say I m a fan of the lack of software. The good news is that you actually don t have to pay for Windows 10, but it will turn into nag ware for you. You could just set it up in a VM and use it with Fusion or Solidworks.

The term parametric refers to the fact that you don t need to know the exact dimensions to design something. It will do the drawing in relative dimensions, which can be converted to actually measurements when you re finished. It s great if you know what you want you want something to look like, but don t know the exact measurements, or if you re designing a number of similar items. Think about a built-in bookcase. You can design it too look the way you want, and then you would put in the actual measurements in your room, and everything scales. You can then use this model to make one for another room, or even your friend s house without having to redesign it.

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