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Posted on Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 05:43 PM

I’m getting really fed up with sketchup. Their move to a web-based version is asinine for anyone doing anything more than a very simple box or just tooling around for fun. Forget serious work on that platform. I have been hanging on to my downloaded version with tooth and nail.

I have training and a few years of experience using both AutoCAD 3D and Pro/E. Pro/E was by far my favorite, but even AutoCAD 3D wasn’t bad. Sketchup just forces you to do things in cumbersome ways because of it’s limited toolset. I’m having a hard time NOT blaming them for this, but I suppose their aim is a more casual userbase. It also is inconsistent at times which drives me crazy.

My favorite part of Pro/E was the parametric functionality. I’ll have to check out Fusion 360, maybe it’ll be closer to my preferred workflow.

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