[Design and Technology] Which CAD to learn
dpitt at huntingtower.vic.edu.au
Fri Aug 21 05:02:44 UTC 2020
I’m a big fan of Fusion 360.
Good mix of parametric, direct modelling, sketching workspaces with room to grow. At its basic level though, its very accessible for kids and more intuitive than expected. I’ve had year 8 students handle it well, even prefer it over “simpler” options.
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From: destech <destech-bounces at edulists.com.au> On Behalf Of Lewis C
Sent: Friday, 21 August 2020 2:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [Design and Technology] Which CAD to learn
I started using Onshape last year. It’s free, can run on most computers as it’s browser based.
I started using Fusion this year and wouldn’t look back (assuming computers can run it). They’re similar in they way you draw. Onshape seems to be a stripped back version of Fusion. We started with these tutorials on YT and students picked it up within a few weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yPKMSb6ja8&t=1s
Here’s a headphone stand I wasp laying around with. The renderings are fantastic. https://a360.co/30V5IbX
On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 at 1:49 pm, Maryann AUGUSTINUS <MAUGUSTINUS at unihigh.vic.edu.au<mailto:MAUGUSTINUS at unihigh.vic.edu.au>> wrote:
Change of topic.
I am trying to decide which CAD to use with kids. onshape or fusion 360
I am a novice at both myself.
Is one easier than the other?
Will be using it for preparing /designing for CNC and Laser cutting
We dont have access to desktop computers so students will be using their own devices and as far as I know these programs are available online?
Regards M Augustinus UHS
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