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Cad Software

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 18th, 2017, 3:26 pm

Purchase a Replacement for TiinkerCad.

Currently I use TinkerCad Online, but what if if is no longer available.

Looking for something inexpensive that has similar features and will create STL or Amf files.
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Re: Cad Software

Post by nilrog » June 18th, 2017, 4:37 pm

Fusion 360 is free as long as you don't make >$100000/yr. Onshape is also available for free, but with the free version all your creations has to be public.

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Re: Cad Software

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 19th, 2017, 6:28 am

nilrog wrote:
June 18th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Fusion 360 is free as long as you don't make >$100000/yr. Onshape is also available for free, but with the free version all your creations has to be public.
Thank you!

Been looking at Fusion 360 Did not know it was free For hobbyist.

Now learning how to work with Fusion 360, trying one of there samples of a Electrical conduit from their video's.
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Re: Cad Software

Post by nilrog » June 19th, 2017, 7:13 am

Fusion 360 is nice...a bit of a learning curve if you are used to Tinkercad, Sketchup et.al...but not that hard imo.

Onshape is nice in the sense that you can do all work from a browser...anywhere...like Tinkercad...as opposed to Fusion 360 which requires you to install an application.

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Re: Cad Software

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 19th, 2017, 8:11 pm

nilrog wrote:
June 19th, 2017, 7:13 am
Fusion 360 is nice...a bit of a learning curve if you are used to Tinkercad, Sketchup et.al...but not that hard imo.
Learning curve is not really an issue. It is the time it takes me to familiarize with it, to do this requires me seeing it done.
Video Tutorials works best for me as the words get confusing, I forget what was read the minute before understanding what it said.

Finished the First tutorial building a Type LB Conduit Body. This was 3 - 20 minutes videos watch a few minutes, duplicate what was in the video.
It took me about 3 hours to complete a 1 hour video tutorial. Now I can build any small box with a lid.

I can redesign my Hictop Controller Cover, looks nice now but will look professional when finished.
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/h0AXk5 ... r-cover-v4

This will come in handy as I have wanted to build so many small projects and little boxes are so expensive, I am taking Cases that look like Brand New Store sold Equipment, not build with a piece of pref board and tictac container.
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Re: Cad Software

Post by GrueMaster » June 22nd, 2017, 9:49 am

Roberts_Clif wrote:
June 19th, 2017, 8:11 pm
I can redesign my Hictop Controller Cover, looks nice now but will look professional when finished.
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/h0AXk5 ... r-cover-v4
Bad link. Would love to see the finished project though.

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Re: Cad Software

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 22nd, 2017, 12:36 pm

GrueMaster wrote:
June 22nd, 2017, 9:49 am
Roberts_Clif wrote:
June 19th, 2017, 8:11 pm
I can redesign my Hictop Controller Cover, looks nice now but will look professional when finished.
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/h0AXk5 ... r-cover-v4
Bad link. Would love to see the finished project though.
Have not redesigned it yet. Looks like they updated the Site web links changed.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/h0AXk5 ... r-cover-v4
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Re: Cad Software

Post by Roberts_Clif » June 24th, 2017, 5:54 pm

GrueMaster wrote:
June 22nd, 2017, 9:49 am
Roberts_Clif wrote:
June 19th, 2017, 8:11 pm
I can redesign my Hictop Controller Cover, looks nice now but will look professional when finished.
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/h0AXk5 ... r-cover-v4
Bad link. Would love to see the finished project though.
Just now finished the Remake - Hictop Controller Cover

Image2.jpg

If you downloaded this New Cover don't Print It, after a few days discovered I made the skirt too short on the Stepper side and it fails EFI tests.

Hictop Cover v2.stl

New with Longer Skirt
Hictop Controller Cover v4.stl
(787.19 KiB) Downloaded 29 times

This STL is from The Designer to all for Free for "NONCOMMERCIAL USE ONLY | NOT FOR SALES".
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Re: Cad Software

Post by Roberts_Clif » July 24th, 2017, 9:03 am

Best Controller Card Cover / Case posted here
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