Easy CAD software for modest requirements: Fusion 360? Other?

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  1. Oct 7, 2019 #141

    PiperCruisin

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    Having everything linked sounds great. However, you could also use sections (selected surfaces) of the OML as a reference (un-linked) and assemble everything to a global zero. This has two benefits:
    1. You are not chasing broken links or errors all the time.
    2. Parts are not linked.
    The last one is important for big companies whose releasing system does not allow it since parts can be used on different products.
     
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    Jay Kempf

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    A key wireframe is another strategy. It won't get a lot of the smaller stuff if you have to do a major update. What I use is a key set of surfaces for half of the airplane. I keep it minimal. Once I share those surfaces into the large sub sub assemblies it is all bottom up after that. Gives you reference for all space consuming design tasks. Once the key surfaces are linked you can lock the links so nothing updates anymore.
     

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