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armer_geddon
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

@bodo: thanks for the translation, but I got that since German is my first language 😉. What I am not sure about, is what the exact conditions are. I was under the impression, that this (educational) edition will be only available for students attending an university which is entitled to hand out Solidwork licences...

Posted : 19/12/2019 10:40 pm
karl-herbert
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

That's right, only for active students on an university or other recognized educational institution. It is important that the institute has "SOLIDWORKS Education Editions" so that the student can apply for a student version. This requires an ID, which must be requested by the administrator of the educational institution. As long as you are a student, you can work with the not commercially student version. However, the terms can change at any time, see Autodesk Inventor and Autocad.

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 20/12/2019 1:06 am
Bodo
 Bodo
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

On a side note in context with CAD: does anyone else also have trouble opening the STEP files from the Prusa MINI repository?

https://github.com/prusa3d/Original-Prusa-MINI/tree/master/STEP/PRINTED%20PARTS

Creo either does nothing, or reports an error opening file...

Posted : 29/12/2019 3:38 pm
Milos V.
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

@bodo

Just tried MINI-extruder-front.stp and it opened correctly.

Did you save it correctly?

 

 

 

Posted : 29/12/2019 11:51 pm
karl-herbert
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

@bodo

No problems with step data to import with Inventor 2015:

MINI-extruder-front.stp

Try this: MINI-extruder-front.igs:

MINI-extruder-front

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 30/12/2019 12:29 am
MotoRider42HC
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?
Posted by: @bodo

Do you or did you use CAD for work, and just bought a 3D-printer to print what you've modeled?

My printer is used for 50% my own personal designs, 50% things i downloaded.  it is never used for work.

the software i use is "Autodesk Fusion": it's garbage, but free (for now)

i am a Mechanical Engineer at heart.

This post was modified 2 years ago by MotoRider42HC
Printer: MK2S + MMU1...
Posted : 02/01/2020 6:23 am
Bodo
 Bodo
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

@milo-v, @karl-herbert, thanks guys; it now works for me. Saved those files incorrectly first.

Posted : 02/01/2020 4:40 pm
Bodo
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

A little thread resurrection:

What's the hottest free-to-use CAD right now? Fusion360 got restricted last year; are Solidworks or Solid Edge still free to use for private use?

Posted : 15/03/2021 2:16 pm
Milos V.
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

Even with the restrictions, I would say that for personal use to model some parts for 3D print, Fusion360 is still the winner for me 😉

Posted : 15/03/2021 3:34 pm
Nikolai
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?
Posted by: @bodo

What's the hottest free-to-use CAD right now?

Blender for me.

Often linked posts:
Going small with MMU2
Real Multi Material
My prints on Instagram...
Posted : 15/03/2021 3:45 pm
MiLkiE
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

I use AutoCAD for work and Fusion360 for my own personal projects. I think about 50% of my prints are my own designs. I'll be looking for an alternative to Fusion360 if I can't renew for free next year.

Posted : 15/03/2021 4:29 pm
karl-herbert
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

@bodo

Solidworks only in the student version. I work in an education institute, so I can use a Solidworks license for training and learning purposes. A good open source CAD system is FreeCAD. I don't use autodesk products anymore (ACAD, Inventor, F360).

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 15/03/2021 4:50 pm
bobstro
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

Other than having to enable a project for editing, I haven't found the recent changes to Fusion 360 to be a problem. I'm still using it with a personal license and it's working quite well. I might switch eventually, but Fusion 360 has set a pretty high bar. I do eventually want to master Blender for organic models.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 15/03/2021 4:59 pm
Nikolai
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

@bobstro

Blender can be used for parametric designs to certain degree with non destructive modifiers. And once you master Blender, adjusting STL files gets pretty easy as-well. 

Wth F360 free license you're not allowed to sell your designs. 

Often linked posts:
Going small with MMU2
Real Multi Material
My prints on Instagram...
Posted : 15/03/2021 5:10 pm
jsw
 jsw
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RE: Who's a professional CAD user, and models their own models for printing?

I don't consider myself a CAD professional, but I've used various 2d CAD programs throughout my career off and on.

Yes, I do quite a few original drafts from scratch.  Almost always in FreeCAD.

Posted : 15/03/2021 5:31 pm
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