CAD for a 12 year old

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CAD for a 12 year old

Post by Lez0 » June 24th, 2018, 10:08 am

Can anyone recommend a 3D CAD system that easy to use for a 12 year old.
He is getting a 3D printer and will need to able to do his own models.
The lad will probably be some sort of Engineer, poor kid (Dilbert).
He will have the joy of learning to 3D print first, then he'll be looking to advance.
It doesn't have to be able to do complex shapes, just easy to use, also if possible be in Spanish.
I have been using Solidworks too long to be able to judge other CAD systems, so any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Re: CAD for a 12 year old

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 24th, 2018, 12:11 pm

Here is TinkerCad it is a simple online 3D modeling program.
This is as simple a grabbing predefined solid or hollow shaped objects.
Sizing the object adding a solid or hollow cone or any other shape merging to add or remove feature until you shape the object you desire.
choose your first video here.

When He outgrows this which should not take long, he can choose from many Free Cad Programs.
My favorite is Fusion 360 Free
For information on how to Register Free read here
They say it has a learning curve, thou doesn't everything. With You-Tube Video's for every possible Command teaching him Fusion 360.
I am sure he will pick it up in know time, This Sensor citizen learned this never before used program building this Controller case.

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Re: CAD for a 12 year old

Post by LePaul » June 24th, 2018, 9:55 pm

I've tried to learn so many CAD programs....

This guy named his Fusion 360 Learn series perfectly...


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Re: CAD for a 12 year old

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 24th, 2018, 10:36 pm

LePaul wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 9:55 pm
I've tried to learn so many CAD programs....

This guy named his Fusion 360 Learn series perfectly...
Thank you LePaul.

Wow this 13 Video series will be interesting to watch, now that I already have grasped the basic Fusion 360 Concepts.
Who knows maybe can learn something I missed from my unorthodox way of teaching myself.
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Re: CAD for a 12 year old

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 25th, 2018, 2:25 pm

After watching the first video, What I really want to learn is how he so easily manipulates the Video feed like a News Broadcast.
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Re: CAD for a 12 year old

Post by Lez0 » June 28th, 2018, 2:04 am

Thanks all.
He is starting to use TinkerCAD. It does look easy to use.
No doubt when he outgrows this he'll know what he wants to use.

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