Reply by bilyo

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

View bilyo's profile


910 posts in 1668 days

#1 posted 10-20-2018 02:26 PM

Thanks for the reply. I don t want to get too far afield, but my issue with Red Hat/Fedora Core was that you had to go out and find the MP3 player as their philosophy was only to support what was truly open source. I think I ll have to try out PClinuxOS.

- lumberingon

PCLinuxOS also discourages the use of proprietary software unless it is in the repository. It has to do with unrecognized “dependencies” I think. I encourage you to give it a try. Just keep in mind that it no longer supports 32 bit, in case you are using an older computer. I think most distros are that way now. One of the big differences is that PCLinuxOS uses a rolling update system rather than a scheduled system. You can go to the repository and update your system, including the kernel, any time you want to.

I ve been looking into the CAD programs for a while, but again, it s just what I seemed to encounter. FreeCAD does look like a great program, it just seemed like in my searches there was more support for Fusion 360. That could just be the way I went about my searches, and there is nothing to say that I won t move over to FreeCAD later. I’m just trying out Fusion right now to see how it works out.

- lumberingon

I’m running Windows 7 Home in a VM. So, I could try Fusion 360 and may do so. I could also try Creo as Oldnovice suggested, but, if I’m reading the system requirements correctly, it requires a higher version of Win 7 like Professional or Enterprise. I would really like to have something that works in Linux. So, I will continue looking into FreeCad.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics