OnShape out of Beta

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OnShape out of Beta

Postby Windshadow » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:42 am

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/12/1 ... hape-apps/
this article covers the software well I just wish i had more time to spend learning how to use it.

they are also offering 2 free months for beta users who decide to go to the paid subscription model.

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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby bot » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Fusion 360 is the answer to those snubbed by the end of beta. This is why I invested zero time in onshape. I knew the beta wouldn't last. Fusion is free for good. You can make 80k a year using Fusion 360 and it's still free.
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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby Windshadow » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:23 pm

onshape is still free for non commercial use and is closer to the ashlar vellum solid modeler i used to use so easier for me to transition into

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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby bot » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:44 pm

Oh... woops. Didn't know they were keeping it free for non-commercial use. If it's more your style, go for it. I honestly think Fusion 360 will be the dominant package in years to come. FEA, CAM, rendering, all included. Big things are in the works for it too. I heard a bird say that eventually they will merge Inventor into 360.
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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby Polygonhell » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:24 pm

I've used both and prefer OnShape (I think their mates implementation is MUCH better), but I transitioned to 360 because of the CAM available in the free version.

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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby mhackney » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:21 pm

What free version of Fusion 360 are you referring to? Looking at their site, they have a free trial but subscriptions are $30/month. I recall looking at their CAM and it was very expensive for true 3D work. Has that changed? What about lathe CAM or is it still only mill?

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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby bot » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:42 pm

Fusion 360 is free for Students, Hobbyists and Startups making under $100k/year. You have to register an account with autodesk, sayin if you're a student or whatever, then you can download and use the software for free. Some of the free licenses are good for 3 years, the startup one is good for one year. At the end of the licence term you can simply renew if you still qualify. Being a student or hobbyist requires that you say "I'm a student or hobbyist."

I don't know if they have lathe CAM -- I have never used the cam functionality.
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Re: OnShape out of Beta

Postby Polygonhell » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:57 pm

The CAM in 360 is basically HSM Works (which happens to be my favorite CAM), it's slightly more full featured than the free version of HSM, but still basically just 2.5D.


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