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Autodesk Fusion anyone?

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Jack_O'neill

Have any of you guys had experience with Fusion?  My employer recently upgraded me to Autocad 2020 (was using 2014), we have another station that's running Inventor, and they gave our 3d print specialist Fusion.   I've messed around with it a little, but it seems cumbersome to use and in my opinion is a step backwards.  Doesn't seem to be any way to enter coordinates from the keyboard.  Draw a line, then click on the endpoints to edit their locations.  The kid using it said "you have to remember, this is a modeling package, not a drafting package".  To which I replied, if you can't enter 3d coordinates, how do you draw anything in 3d?   We ran a race the other day, drawing the same exact part.  It was a piece of bent tubing with 6 bends.  I had it drawn and dimensioned before he got it drawn, and he finally surrendered on putting dimensions on it.  Couldn't get the thing to do it the way we want them done.  Not sure what the problem was, but he finally said "ok, you win....on that!"

 

Anybody else have any experience with this stuff?

 

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Cad64

I don't use the program, but I did test it out a while back. I had to watch some video tutorials to get started, but I found it to be really simple and easy to use, so I'm surprised your 3D guy got beat so badly in the race. Maybe he just needs some training.

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f700es
On 11/10/2019 at 7:09 PM, Cad64 said:

Maybe he just needs some training.

^^^^ THIS! ^^^^

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Jack_O'neill

The kid is fresh out of school, supposedly an expert in modeling and 3d printing.  He admits, they never taught the students how to draft.  The purpose was to make the model to drive the machine....printer, cnc mill, etc.  Never occurred to him that you might need to put this thing on paper and send it to someone else to get made.

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Cad64
12 hours ago, Jack_O'neill said:

The kid is fresh out of school, supposedly an expert in modeling and 3d printing. 

 

Yeah, the terms "fresh out of school" and "expert" are usually not used together in the same sentence. :lol:

The fact that you were able to draw and dimension the tubing while he was still trying to figure out how to draw it tells me he still has a lot to learn.

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Jack_O'neill
On 11/13/2019 at 9:12 AM, Cad64 said:

 

Yeah, the terms "fresh out of school" and "expert" are usually not used together in the same sentence. :lol:

The fact that you were able to draw and dimension the tubing while he was still trying to figure out how to draw it tells me he still has a lot to learn.

 

At least he's willing to learn.  He's asked for help from time to time.  He should turn out ok. 

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