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Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

by lumbering_on
posted 10-17-2018 02:31 AM


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#51 posted 10-20-2018 06:14 PM

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.

- jamsomito

If you like Pro Engineer then you should like Creo as it is the renamed Pro E! The free version is scaled down from the full version but, as I stated before, it’s enough for my woodworking.

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#52 posted 10-20-2018 07:40 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.

- jamsomito

The more I get acquainted with Fusion, the more I realize that the ‘ease of use’ with Sketchup was more an illusion than reality. I haven’t use Sketchup Pro so I can’t really tell you the difference, but with the Make, it’s easier to start using, but it’s a pain the deeper you go. Just try to chamfer an edge in Make, or forget to make something a component.

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#53 posted 10-21-2018 01:42 PM


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.

- jamsomito

If you like Pro Engineer then you should like Creo as it is the renamed Pro E! The free version is scaled down from the full version but, as I stated before, it s enough for my woodworking.

- oldnovice

Huh, didn’t know there was a free version. I’ll look into it. Thanks!

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.

- jamsomito

The more I get acquainted with Fusion, the more I realize that the ease of use with Sketchup was more an illusion than reality. I haven t use Sketchup Pro so I can t really tell you the difference, but with the Make, it s easier to start using, but it s a pain the deeper you go. Just try to chamfer an edge in Make, or forget to make something a component.

- lumbering_on

Yes, I’m too familiar with these issues… And several others.

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#54 posted 10-21-2018 04:12 PM


I have also been running Linux for quite some time. Not sure about 20 years but 10 fer sure. I tried running Fusion 360 in a Virtualbox Windows 10 vm and it just did not work. The big problem was a severe lack of video ram. I think there are hacks to get around it, but those hacks are also fraught with potential problems.

Wayne

- xeddog


I just loaded Fusion 360 into my Win 7 VM and it seems to be running OK. I did get a couple of messages regarding video memory during start-up. However, it doesn’t seem to have any effect. Having said that, I haven’t yet gotten into a full project using lots of memory.
I’m no expert. So, I advise you look into the how’s and why’s of the following: There is a slider used to adjust your video memory in the VM manager. There are limits on how far this will go. You can also get into your “vm name”.vdi file and change the video memory amount. My information is that going beyond 512 mb is counter productive. Do a google search on changing virtual video memory in Linux.
Hope this helps.

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#55 posted 10-21-2018 05:02 PM

jamsomito this is the link to Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express free downoad.

This is NOT the full version of Creo but it is more than useful enough.
Additionally there is a PDF comparison between the free/full version to see what is missing in the free version.

On the PTC home page you can find the full version which has reduced cost for students and educators.

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