Quantcast

Recent content by SomeSailor

Help Support HMEM:

  1. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    Yes, I'm a System Engineer / Program Manager with Boeing. I work in Product Development (mostly R&D around connectivity and cyber), but you're right, large corporations spend a TON on IP. They're very supportive in bring invention disclosures and trade protection ideas forward. They even...
  2. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    I have been awarded a couple of design and utility patents and a few trade secrets along the way. If you work fr a company that can and will afford the money to defend them... go for it... otherwise keep the idea to yourself. If you're working on something on your own and hope to make a few...
  3. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    I do and I'm still run slow as molassis. :)
  4. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    I watch my 83 year old father struggle with just day to day things. His dexterity is gone, his attention span diminished and his general interest in learning new things has tapered away. He would argue those things, but I see it and chose not to worry about small things like owning or renting...
  5. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    I have played with a bit of casting before I got my mill. Glad to see you settled on something. I haven't used SolidWorks in forever. I'm sure its even better than when I played with it.
  6. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    If you find it relaxing then the lack of rapids will just add more time for relaxation. :)
  7. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    I think too many times, people have or take no real time to value their time. It's the one no one can give you more of. As they say "Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend" so if you truly value your time then assign a value to it and make your decision. I work all day at in...
  8. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    For $23 a month I'm not doing any gcode editing. The time I'll save in rapids alone will pay for that. :) I guess that begs to ask what you value your time at, even as a hobbyist? I terms of dollars / hour?
  9. S

    Tormach 1100MX opinion

    Yeah... it's pretty much the opposite of additive manufacturing (3D printing). They do compliment each other very well. I'll often 3D print a small part jut to be sure it's gonna work. Also, 3D printers are used to make fixture parts, tool holders and other accessories. They both certainly...
  10. S

    Tormach 1100MX opinion

    Much like the conversation around Fusion 360, you like to push the numbers in favor of your argument for sure. While I do have about $35K in my machine, you can definitely get to work for a lot less. I have a bunch of redundant tooling (manual tool setter and ETS, Haimer 3D and Passive Probe...
  11. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    No, I'm good. I really plan to use the 4th axis mostly for fluting rifle bolts, and making some RC car parts. Continuous 3D and 3+1 ops will all be rather simple ones. The ATC option is super nice as I can touch off everything in the carousel and automatically at the beginning of an op to...
  12. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    If you find an attractive CAM alternative with posts for Tormach ... Lemme know.
  13. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    What have you personally really lost other than time (No Rapids)? Do you have an ATC or 4th Axis? It's not. It's $801 for three years, $267 a year, 73¢ a day. And you're not "renting" it. You own the license rights to use it. Much different and you imply you have no equity, but you...
  14. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    Nothing illegal about mine. I was an approved Startup. I only jumped from there was to lock the 40% discount.
  15. S

    Autodesk Fusion 360 or other free software?

    I'll give ya another example. I have owned EVERY version of Corel Draw from Version 1 to 2022 (22 versions now). I think on average they've gotta $295 or so for each "upgrade". I know I paid less for some, but also bought companion programs along the way. Do the math and I'm well over...
Top