Yup, Autodesks 3D kernel has always been a bit grumpy. And the methods of construction, well, um, less than straight forward. I don't use Rhino, but I did use AutoCAD a lot to the point where I started thinking like it. I am reformed now. Solidworks does really well, especially if you want to build something using machine shops and laser and punch houses. Rhino from what I can tell is the lofting tool of choice for those that are building sailboats and some less than production aviation houses. All the more modern systems work well. Quoting Joliet Jake... "I see the light!"Well, I couldn't stand it any longer after reading all the posts about cad and drafting and blah blah blah, so I downloaded Rhino and some other stuff, just to see what the fuss was all about. First thing I did was import the twin I'm working on in Autocad. After fooling with it for a few minutes, this is my opinion of this goofy Rhino program as opposed to autocad,
Ahh like it...AH LIKE it A LOT!!!...Really...I'n not kiddin..I liked it as soon as I turned it on...Did i mention I like it?
But I still think most people must be spaz's with autocad...And from one to spaz to another, I'm not a big fan of it either....I just ended up using it a lot and over time, taught my self to do some pretty advanced 3d work with it. Once autodesk included a lofting tool with the 2007 version it changed everything..Almost my entire drawing (the 3D part) of the twin was done with lofting
But did I mention AH LIKE RHINO? Rhino is cool..I'm going to fool with it some more and see how much I can learn about using it and what I can do with it that I cant do with autocad, (or at least is difficult to do in autocad).
Honestly, after reading all the posts on here about autocad I started realizing I apparently do far more with it than most folks..Guess I just didn't realize it was so painful & impossible:gig:
I mostly agree with ya'll..autocad is somewhat of a piece of crap for 3d work but it's amazing what you can do with it if you work at it. Took me quite a long time to get to the point I'm at now with it, but I'm a bit stupid...er..I meant stubborn!...yeh..stubborn...thats it...
Look at it now; http://m.vcstar.com/news/2012/jan/24/small-plane-crashes-in-camarillo-no-apparent/