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#1 posted 10-20-2018 12:26 AM

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.

Perhaps you over llooked 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.

Thanks for the parametric explanation.

- bilyo

Sorry, I should have mentioned that I did look into FreeCad, it was one of the first ones that came up in my search, as well as OnShape. The issue was that FreeCad didn’t seem to have the same user community and resources for learning available. That just may be my read on it, but it is something that swayed me over to Fusion 360. It also didn’t seem to be as intuitive as Fusion when I was looking into them. Again, that could be just me, but it just seemed to be easier for me.

BTW, which Linux are you using? I started with Red Hat – before it became Fedora, but moved to Ubuntu as I hated having to fight with the sound and lack of mp3 support, or support for any proprietary software for that matter. However, Ubuntu just seems to be losing focus these days. :(

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