My So3 arrives shortly but I have a steep learning curve with software ahead of me. My main use in the beginning will be boxes and signs with and without engraving. No doubt I will move on to other items as I gain experience.
I plan on using Carbide Create initially and have Inkscape installed but have no real familiarity with it.I did plan on using Inkscape together with CC as my needs dictated. I have access to Solidworks and Aspire but have never used either and I believe both of those have quite a steep learning curve.
I have seen in a couple of posts that Fusion 360 is “Free for Hobbyists” however when I look at the Fusion site it says that it is “free for students and educators.” Does the fact that I am learning Fusion as a hobbyist and not in a commercial environment qualify me as a student?
Given that I have to learn any CAD package I decide on I thought I might start in to Fusion 360…if it is truly free. Perhaps someone could confirm it is free and if so how /where do I get it.
If you think I should skip Fusion and use one of the other packages feel free to put me straight