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John Rutzen24/10/2020 21:40:09
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Thank you for your kind replies everyone. I appreciate the helpful posts. I don't know what i will decide on yet.

John Rutzen25/10/2020 08:38:32
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Hi, I have been looking at Creo sketch. This looks like the kind of thing I am after. Has anyone used it for doing model engineering drawings? It looks like you can sketch with the mouse or a pen if the screen is touch sensitive.

David Taylor05/11/2020 06:27:33
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Posted by anthony brooks 3 on 24/10/2020 18:51:09:

I am in a similar boat. However being a cunning lad I do have a solution that may work outside the US. As I am not using CAD for commercial purposes I think it is acceptable. My daughter is at university. She signed up for an educational license with Autodesk - 3 years worth.

As I went back to uni this year I tried this. I signed out, restarted F360, and it still has all the limitations. I use my Tormach once every few months so didn't notice anything until today when it refused to write out tool changes or do rapid moves.

There goes my 4th axis altogether and the RapidTurn with any reasonable speed of tool movement.

I guess I can manually edit the G code to try and work around the rapids.

JasonB05/11/2020 07:02:00
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Does it say "educational licence" at top left of screen, if not you are not running as an educational licence, You should be able to get rapids on educational and even the extensions are free.

David Taylor05/11/2020 22:08:53
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No, it still says hobby license. I thought if I logged out and back in it might refresh, but no. So the website didn't complain when I applied and says I was upgraded but it doesn't seem to have stuck.

I'll check out that aircraft club offer and see if I can do that. I don't care if I lose all my current work in F360 if I can get a good deal on something else. All my jobs except a safety valve design are one-offs anyway.

I might pay $500AU for F360 if it was a one-off cost for hobby use, but I'm not paying that every year when I only use the machine a few times a year for one-offs.

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