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Posted on Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

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#1 posted 10-19-2018 11:33 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.

- lumbering_on

I’ve used Linux for not quite 20 years. I have found very very little that I once did in windows that I cant do in Linux; particularly when I include a VM where I can run Windows and any Windows programs if I need to. For just about every windows application, there is an equivalent or better Linux app.

Thanks for the parametric explanation.

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.

- Underdog

Perhaps you missed my comments above about FreeCad. It is for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is free, parametric, and looks like it does what Fusion does, but I’m not very knowledgeable on the subject.

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