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What Do You Use To Draw/design Projects?

Discussion in 'DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD' started by Nels, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. MemorY

    MemorY United States Iron Registered Member

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    Fusion 360 is my go to software for CAD and design, but if that doesn't work I go to Rhinoceros or Zbrush, but I always start off with quick sketches on my iPad. Then take those sketches into the software and build up from there.
     
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    Welcome!
    What app are you using on your iPad?
    I've done a little in Fusion, but real work keeps getting in the way of working with and learning it better.
    Recently bought Solidworks for paying jobs, so learning that is occupying most of my brain-space now.


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  3. MemorY

    MemorY United States Iron Registered Member

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    Thank you!
    I'm using ProCreate on my iPad Pro. It's pretty much photoshop on a tablet. It's awesome! I'm able to sketch freehand and then can just share the jpg or png to Fusion.

    Fusion has a ton of free webinars that they post about on Facebook. Plus they record them and post to youtube. They have a ton of tutorials on there on how to get started with design, sculpting, CAM, similation, prepping for 3D printing, and so on. A few friends of mine have actually done a couple webinars on there. I'd highly suggest to check them out.

    I'm currently taking a Solidworks class at school and... I'm constantly frustrated with it... I know that people love it and whatnot but the workflow for me, but that's me. Not everyone is me. :)
     
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    sgisler United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    i'll have to give that one a look. i'm probably due for a new ipad too.
    i've gone through some of their tutorials and find Fusion pretty easy to follow. i'm self-taught on AutoCAD and used it for years. now i use Draftsight (for 2D stuff) and Sketchup Pro. i would agree with you about Solidworks' workflow; not exactly intuitive (to me).
     
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    MemorY United States Iron Registered Member

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    Ya. I'd wait till towards the end of the month. Apple may, rumored to, have another keynote. :D Fingers crossed!
     
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    sgisler United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I'll have to watch for that!
     
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    ovenpaa United Kingdom Iron Registered Member

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    Solidworks 2016 for 3D, Trimble Sketchup 2016 (Free edition) for quick sketches and a biro and half a sheet of A4 for working notes :)
     
  8. Bill Gruby

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    I'm a pencil pusher, could somebody re-write this for me? That last part about biro and half sheet of A4 means nothing to me.

    "Billy G"
     
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    Biro = Ballpoint Pen, invented by Ladislas Biro
    A4 = metric paper size, A4 measures 210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69
     
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    RATZ -- now I have to learn what a ball point pen is again. ROTFLMBO

    :Billy G"
     
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    So mostly sketch things out with paper and pencil. I have Fusion 360, still working on that... I've been away from AutoCAD for over a decade, so a lot has changed!!! I still have all of my drafting tools from the days before CAD, and I still use them sometimes too.:chunky:
     
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    Biro has become the default generic name for a ball point pen. and A4 paper is the standard size of printer paper used in most of the world, I think in USA they use something different. incidentally half an A4 is an A5, and an A4 is an A3 cut in half. Etc.
     
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    OK, a little off topic......

    ....maybe in your part of the world, I had never heard it before.....and will probably never use it.
    Perhaps it's just me turning old and grumpy, but why rename something we already have a perfectly good name for?
    -brino
     
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    because Biro is quicker than saying "Ball point pen" ?
    Bit like "Hoover" being the generic name for vacuum cleaners.
    One day everyone will learn how to spell Aluminium correctly. :laughing: sorry, been doing a bit too much of this :beer:
     
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    Different parts of the world, different names for things. A Belt Sander in England is a Linisher. Not a big deal, I just wondered what it was. Thank you for the explanations folks. Learned something new today.

    "Billy G"
     
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    I could never work out how that word came about
     
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    Billy,
    I never heard that expression either. Guess no matter how old we get we keep learning.
     
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    For the longest time Charles I could not figure that word out either. When I first saw it I said to myself, "Why don't they just use a Belt Sander." Then I was enlightened to what it was. Origin of the word, I don't know either.

    "Billy G"
     
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    ....except it turns out to be waaaay longer than either "ball-point pen"(unusual to say all that) or simply "pen" (more normal) since you then have to explain to everyone what "biro" means!

    I do "get" the regional differences in terms and the enjoyment of conversation and learning something new.

    However, since we are off topic, that's the last you'll hear from me on this.

    -brino
     
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    afraid i am old school.
    drawing board and paper that's how i learned at school.
    drawing board came out british aerospace near where i lived when it shut down, one of my neighbours was in design department and got it for me along with load of draughtsmen's kit which i still have.
    oh and fact i'm rubbish with doing other than basics on computer.
     
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    So far, I do most of my drawing/design work on a white board in my shop. Actually I have three white boards of various sizes, so larger projects go on the highest board - small stuff with 2 or 3 critical dimensions go on the small one. These are also great for making quick note of diameters, measurements, cutting speeds, etc., and rapid prototyping an idea into some semblance of actual structure.

    Loaded fusion 360 last winter but haven't had the time ( or discipline) to learn it. Still hoping though ....

    Glenn P.
     
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    Is anyone using a Microsoft surface 3 or surface pro 3 with fusion 360? It's time for me to get a new tablet and if I can replace my tablet & cheap laptop with one devise that would be great.

    The surface pro 4 is to big for my tastes, as I want something I can slide into my camera bags.
     
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    I regret leaving my old drafting table with the mechanical arm behind when I moved, but only had so much room.

    :bawling: I just cannot seem to put my ideas into a computer like I could draw them up.


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